Welcome to The Movement Disorder Society
The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is an international professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.
Learn more about The Movement Disorder Society in this video
welcome message from MDS President Günther Deuschl.
The spectrum of clinical disorders represented by the Society includes but is not limited to:
- Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism
- Chorea, Huntington's disease
- Tremor and Essential Tremor
- Myoclonus and Startle
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Stiff Person syndrome
- Gait disorders
In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in new diagnostic information, pharmacological and neurosurgical treatments for Movement Disorders, as well as a greater understanding of impaired motor control function. MDS offers you and your patients an essential link to this knowledge.
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.