MDS-Supported & Endorsed Meetings Policies

Supported Meetings Policy


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The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) supports meetings annually in fields related to Movement Disorders.

Application Process
Meeting organizers must submit a proposed program, including topics, faculty, and a detailed budget for the meeting along with the Supported Meetings application form to the MDS International Secretariat by the established deadline. Applications for Supported Meetings must provide the credentials of the organizers, scientific and educational merit, independent review process, and financial disclosure and conflict of interest disclosure.

** New Application Deadlines **
Beginning with the 2014 Supported Meeting program, applications will be reviewed by the Officers cumulatively on a bi-annual basis during their in-person meetings. The deadline for both completed Supported Meeting and Affiliate Member Supported Meeting applications to be received by the Secretariat is December 1 and May 1 of each year.

Grants
A total amount of $70,000 USD is available to support scientific meetings, with an additional $30,000 USD in funding available only for meeting organizers who have Affiliate Member status with the Society. The goal of this program is to support new and novel meetings rather than repeated occurrences of previous meetings, however support for general Movement Disorders meetings will be considered when there is a clear educational need and high likelihood that obtaining funding would be difficult, as in developing countries for example.

Liability
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society will have no fiscal responsibility for the meeting if debt is incurred and no liability for any event associated with the meeting. The provision of granted seed money implies no other financial relationship or responsibility between the meeting and MDS beyond the potential reimbursement of unused seed money. Excess revenue or expenses are the sole responsibility of the meeting organizer(s) unless specifically stated in a formal agreement between MDS and the meeting organizer.

Agreement
The meeting organizer(s) agree to:

   1.  Credit the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society for its support of the meeting in all meeting publications and announcements, including promotional brochures, website, and in newsletters when applicable.
    2. Provide MDS with copies of all meeting literature including program, abstracts, proceedings and promotional materials as well as a list of recent meeting attendees including both mailing and e-mail addresses when available.
    3. Provide complimentary space for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society to display the MDS exhibit booth and literature during the meeting.
    4. Provide one complimentary page in the meeting program for an advertisement provided by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and include International Congress promotional material in the meeting registration bag.
    5. Submit a final report including attendance numbers and reconciled budget within 60 days of completion of the meeting.
    6. In the case of excess revenues being realized, the meeting organizers will arrange repayment of the seed grant to MDS.
    7. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society will have the right to review scientific content of the meeting and make suggestions if necessary. Organizers agree to provide any information requested by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

MDS Supported Meetings may use the MDS logo in promotional materials for the event in conjunction with the following statement: "Supported by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society." The MDS logo and Society name may not be used for any other purpose unless approved by the International Secretariat. MDS will promote Supported Meetings on the Society's website and in the monthly e-newsletter.

Application Review Process for Supported Meetings
All Supported Meeting applications are reviewed by the MDS Officers on a bi-annual basis. The application deadlines are December 1 and May 1 of each year.

For further information regarding Supported Meetings (with funding) or to request an application form, please contact:

International Secretariat
Attention: Supported Meetings Program
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823 USA
Tel: +1 414-276-2145 Fax: +1 414-276-3349
E-mail: pfierst@movementdisorders.org


Endorsed Meetings Policy


"Endorsed Meetings" are meetings that are sanctioned by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) and should be open to the general community of neurologists, neuroscientists, and others with an interest in Movement Disorders.

Applications for MDS endorsement can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed by MDS leadership with, in most cases, a response to the applicant in approximately 30 days. Applications for Endorsed Meetings must provide the credentials of the organizers, scientific and educational merit, independent review process, and financial disclosure and conflict of interest disclosure.

Agreement
The organizer(s) agree to:

    1. Credit MDS for its endorsement of the meeting in all-meeting publications and announcements, including promotional brochures, website, and in newsletters when applicable.
    2. Provide MDS with copies of all meeting literature including program, abstracts, proceedings and promotional materials as well as a list of recent meeting attendees including both mailing and e-mail addresses when available.
    3. Provide one complimentary page in the meeting program for an advertisement by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

MDS Endorsed Meetings may use the MDS logo in promotional materials for the event in conjunction with the following statement: "Endorsed by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society." The MDS logo and Society name may not be used for any other purpose unless approved by the International Secretariat.

MDS will promote Endorsed Meetings on the Society's website and in the monthly e-newsletter. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society will not provide any funding for Endorsed Meetings and shall have no fiscal responsibility for the meeting and no liability for any event associated with the meeting.

Application Review Process for Endorsed Meetings
All Endorsed Meeting applications are reviewed and approved by the MDS Officers.

For further information regarding Endorsed Meetings (without funding), or to request an application form, please contact:

International Secretariat
Attention: Supported Meetings Program
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823 USA
Tel: +1 414-276-2145 Fax: +1 414-276-3349
E-mail: pfierst@movementdisorders.org

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