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The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals interested in the field of Movement Disorders.

Our Mission:

To disseminate knowledge and promote research to advance the field of Movement Disorders.

Membership categories include:

Regular, Junior, Health Professional (Non-Physician), Student, Waived Dues, and Associate.

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Membership Categories


$300 USD Annually
Applies to clinicians, other health professionals, researchers and policy makers in Movement Disorders.


No Fee*
Applies to residents, fellows, and those training in healthcare or scientific research. Status must be certified in writing by the member's employer or training facilitator. Applications received without a training verification letter will be placed on hold until documentation is received and verified.

Health Professional (Non-Physician)

$100/$175* USD Annually
Applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical/physiotherapists, music therapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, social workers and lab technicians.

* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription of Movement Disorders for an additional fee.


No Fee*
Applies to medical students and undergraduate students in medicine and science. (Residents and Fellows are not eligible for Student Membership)

Waived Dues

No fee* - Click here to apply for Waived Dues membership
Specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to join the Society. Individuals who reside in countries classified as "low-income," "lower-middle-income" or "upper-middle-income" economies by the World Bank are eligible.* Benefits include all member benefits except the print journal Movement Disorders. Waived Dues Members need to apply every 3 years in order to renew their membership.


Delegates of the International Congress, attendees of MDS hosted live courses and participants in MDS online training will receive one year (12 months) of membership and member benefits* immediately upon acceptance to the Society, for no charge.

Eligible delegates will be contacted one month following the eligible activity. The International Secretariat will provide special instructions to apply online for associate membership with the Society. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online within 30 days of being contacted.

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Membership Benefits


*Health Professional (Non-Physician) Members may select to add the print subscription for an additional fee. Waived Dues, Junior, Student and Associate membership includes an online subscription only.

**Only Regular and Waived Dues Members are eligible to vote in MDS leadership elections.

Associate Membership

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