Movement Disorders Archives & Oral History Videos
Stewart Factor, Chair
Mark Stacy, Co-Chair
MDS Staff Liaison: Kateri Martin
To preserve and log important documents and other materials pertaining to the history and activities of the Society.
History of MDS
The Movement Disorder Society was founded in 1985 on the initiative of Professors Stanley Fahn and C. David Marsden, whose leadership and vision guided the expansion of clinical expertise and research in this field.
This not-for-profit organization merged in 1992 with the International Medical Society for Motor Disturbances. Publication of the journal Movement Disorders began in 1986, and the first International Congress was held in 1990.
On September 3, 2013, The Movement Disorder Society officially changed its name to the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, in order to recognize the growing importance of Parkinson’s disease care and research within the field of Movement Disorders.
Past MDS Presidents
2011-2013 - Günther Deuschl, Germany
2009-2011 - Philip Thompson, Australia
2007-2009 - Anthony Lang, Canada
2005-2006 - Andrew Lees, UK
2003-2004 - C. Warren Olanow, USA
2001-2002 - Werner Poewe, Austria
1999-2000 - Mark Hallett, USA
1997-1998 - Eduardo Tolosa, Spain
1995-1996 - Joseph Jankovic, USA
1991-1994 - C. David Marsden, UK
1988-1991 - Stanley Fahn, USA
Current Movement Disorders Journal Editors
Jose Obeso and C. Warren Olanow
Past Movement Disorders Journal Editors
Günther Deuschl and Christopher Goetz
Andrew Lees and Anthony Lang
David Marsden and Stanley Fahn