Mission and Objectives
All MDS members living and working in Europe are automatically members of the European section of the Society and are warmly welcomed to participate in the Section’s activities and to contribute to the development of the Movement Disorders specialty in Europe.
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s European Section (MDS-ES) is the premier European organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge and understanding about Movement Disorders within the field of Neurology.
The MDS-ES encourages general neurologists to develop an interest in Movement Disorders by offering live educational events, funding for underdeveloped regions within Europe and through collaborations with professional societies and patient organizations within Europe. The MDS-ES is responsible for the Movement Disorders program for the newly formed European Academy of Neurology, and has recently formed an agreement with the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) for their Movement Disorder programming as well.
The MDS-ES encourages and facilitates education of junior members through the annual MDS-ES Summer School and Winter School for Young Neurologists, which gives attendees the opportunity to assess Movement Disorders patients under the guidance of recognized experts in the field, as well as present their own case studies. In addition, the MDS-ES grants fellowship opportunities on an annual basis to four qualified fellows to study at Movement Disorders centers in Europe. More information on all available opportunities with the MDS-ES is available on the MDS website.