MDS Task Forces

Task Forces are appointed to accomplish a specific, time limited task and remain in place until completion of the task. Task Forces are appointed by the officers and the president. Chairpersons are appointed by the president. Members are appointed by the chairperson and the president.

Benefits for Task Forces

  • Financial support for telephone conferences (if not otherwise covered)
  • Meeting space during the annual MDS Congress

Duties and Responsibilities of Task Forces

  • Completing the task within an agreed time frame according to the needs of the Society
  • Reporting biannually to the Officers
  • Scientific results should be submitted to the Movement Disorders Journal

Approval Process

  • Development of a project plan, including objectives and aims
  • Members of MDS are eligible as task force members (exclusions from this rule are possible upon special request)


MDS Task Forces

Task Force on Africa
Richard Walker, Chair

Task Force on the Definition of Parkinson's Disease
Daniela Berg, Chair
Ron Postuma, Co-Chair

Task Force on Huntington's Disease
Christopher Ross, Chair
Francisco Cardoso and Ralf Reilmann, Co-Chairs

Task Force for Developing the MDS-UPDRS
Christopher Goetz, Chair

Task Force on Dystonia
Alberto Albanese, Chair
Jinnah Hyder, Co-Chair

Task Force on Epidemiology
Caroline M. Tanner, Chair

Task Force on Genetic Nomenclature in Movement Disorders
Christine Klein, Chair
Connie Marras, Co-Chair

Task Force on Leadership
Cynthia Comella, Chair

Task Force on Technology
Alberto Espay, Chair
Spyros Papapetropoulos, Co-Chair

Task Force on Telemedicine
Esther Cubo, Chair

Task Force on Tremor
Rodger Elble, Chair