Frequently Asked Questions

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

If You Are Already a Member of MDS:

How long is my membership good for?

Membership Dues follow the calendar year, beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31. The MDS dues renewal cycle begins on October 1; membership payments received after October 1 are applied to the following year’s membership term.

How do I view my payment history?

After logging into the Members Only Section of the MDS website, click 'My History' on the left hand side. You are then able to view your membership payments history, along with your history of other committee and event participation.

I have moved or changed jobs. How do I update my mailing address/contact information?

Members can easily update their contact information at any time after logging into the Members Only Section. Once logged in, select “My Profile” where you may update your contact information.  Please be sure to mark your preferred mailing address, which is where copies of the Journal (if applicable) and other important MDS postal mail will be sent.

What do I do if I did not receive an issue of the Movement Disorders journal?

We are sorry to hear you are missing print copies of the Movement Disorder Journal. Please contact us by email at info@movementdisorders.org or by phone at +1 (414) 276-2145. Please confirm your preferred mailing address in the body of the email message so we can better ensure the Journal will be sent to the right place. Please also list the specific issue(s) you are missing. We will reply to you at our first opportunity.

How can I change my username and password for the Members Only login?

To change your user credentials, click the link that reads ‘Change Username and Password’ after logging into the Members Only Section of the MDS website. You will then be prompted to enter your old user credentials and to provide your new login information.

If you do not remember your username or password:

Select ‘Forgot Password?’ on the homepage of the MDS website. You will then be prompted to enter your email address; following entry, a link will be sent to that email address which will allow you to reset your user credentials.

If your account is locked:

Please email us at info@movementdisorders.org or call us by phone at +1 (414) 276-2145 so that we may unlock your account as soon as possible.  

I (lost or) never received a copy of my receipt. Are you able to send it to me?

We are happy to send you a copy of your MDS membership receipt. Feel free to contact us by email at info@movementdisorders.org or by phone at +1 (414) 276-2145. To speed up the process, please include your member ID number so we may locate your payment transaction in our membership records.

If You Are Not Yet a Member of MDS:

I have recently attended an MDS activity. Do I qualify for your free membership offer?

In order to qualify for (free) Associate Membership, you would need to have not held an MDS Membership anytime in the last 5 years and have recently attended an eligible MDS activity. If you qualify, you should expect to receive an email from the International Secretariat, one month following the activity, with instructions for joining MDS at no cost.

Visit our Upcoming Courses page for a list of MDS activities and contact the International Secretariat to confirm the course you are attending is eligible for the Associate Member offer.
 

How can I get added to the Movement Disorders Specialist Finder?

In order to appear on the Movement Disorders Specialist Finder, you would need to be a current MDS Regular Member, have a primary role identified that is not Industry, Fellow, nor Student and have specified you see patients (not including Pediatric), as well as, practice in Parkinson’s Disease.

If you meet the aforementioned minimum criteria and do not currently see yourself listed, please login to the Members Only Section of the MDS website and select ‘My Profile’ to update this information within the ‘Professional’ tab.

 

What is MDS and why should I join?

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society composed of Clinicians, Scientists, and other Health Professionals who are interested in Parkinson’s disease and other related Movement Disorders.

You should consider joining if you enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest information in the field via email, newsletters, peer-reviewed journals, or attending courses online or in person. Membership with MDS is a great way to further integrate into the field and expand your global interdisciplinary network.

The MDS Membership directory acts as a quick tool to connect with a colleague; otherwise, you may consider attending one of our upcoming courses or the annual International Congress. Members receive discounted rates to live courses, but may also continue their education online (free) within our new E-Learning Portal.

Membership with MDS also affords individuals to have a real impact on the development of their profession. Members have opportunities to expand networks by connecting with colleagues, exchanging ideas and sharing expertise on patient care and research in the field.

Members meet throughout the year to discuss relevant trends affecting the field, submit speaking topics and educational course proposals, and nominate peers for specialized projects.

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How do I get involved in the Movement Disorders community?

If you are not yet a member of MDS, please consider joining today to start getting involved in the Movement Disorders Community.

Members of MDS meet across a variety of platforms to discuss relevant trends affecting the field, submit speaking topics, recommend educational course proposals, and nominate peers for specialized projects.

Members looking for ways to get further involved may wish to consider joining an MDS Special Interest Group (SIG). SIG Members have opportunities to expand networks by connecting with colleagues sharing similar interests, exchanging ideas and sharing expertise on patient care and research in the field.

We strongly encourage you to stay up-to-date by ‘opting in’ to Society communications, announcements, and newsletters.  You may update your subscriber selections on the ‘Communications’ tab of ‘My Profile’ after logging into the Members Only Section on the MDS Website.

 

How do I contact other members of MDS?

The Online MDS Membership Directory is a valuable networking resource available to members only. The directory is searchable by name, city, state, or country. Members may access this after logging into the Members Only Section on the MDS website.  

If you would like to access this tool and are not yet a member of MDS, please consider joining today.

 

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Renew annual membership dues by logging into the MDS Members Only section.

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Associate Membership

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Membership Benefits

 

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

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

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