Affiliate Member Societies

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) believes that, as our specialty continues to grow, a continuous dialogue on a global level will become increasingly important to bring clinicians and researchers together for the exchange of the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Movement Disorders.

It is with this goal in mind that we invite other neurological organizations and groups specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society to encourage research and enhance the education of physicians about Movement Disorders.

As an Affiliate Member of MDS, your organization is entitled to:

  • Announce MDS Affiliated Member status on your organization's letterhead and website.
  • Receive "fast track" consideration of applications for sponsorship, support or endorsement of your organization's scientific meetings; as well as the ability to apply for a portion of $30,000 set aside annually to support scientific meetings of Affiliate Member Societies.
  • Receive MDS mailings on future International Congresses and educational programs, as well as the official newsletter of the MDS, Moving Along.
  • Request complimentary meeting space for your organization during the International Congress.

No application fee is required to file for Affiliate Membership status. To become an MDS Affiliate Member please submit a formal letter of application for Affiliate Member status, providing the following:

  • Recent annual report of the activities of your organization
  • An organizational mailing list, to include e-mail addresses if available (please note that all members of your executive committee must be members of MDS)
  • A copy of your group's Constitution and Bylaws and/or documentation stating the structure of the organization as well as objective and missions.

The letter of application and supporting documentation should be sent to:

MDS International Secretariat
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823, USA
Fax: +1 414-276-3349
E-mail:


Current Affiliate Members

All-Russian Society of Neurologists
Prof. Alla B. Guekht
Vice President
Movement Disorders Division of the All-Russian Society of Neurologists
Russian State Medical Center
Prospect Mira 118A, Apt. 46
Moscow, 129164
Russia
Tel: +7095-2874966
Fax: +7902-1888427
E-mail: a.shpak@g23.relcom.ru

Argentine Neurological Society Movement Disorders Group
Dr. Tomoko Arakaki, Secretary
Urquiza 609
Buenos Aires, 1221
Argentina
Tel: +5411 4931 5355
E-mail: tomokookinawa@hotmail.com
Website: www.sna.org.ar

Austrian Parkinson's Disease Society
Werner Poewe, MD
President, Austrian Parkinson's Disease Society
University Hospital Innsbruck
Dept. of Neurology
Anichstrasse 35
Innsbruck 6020
Austria
E-mail: werner.poewe@i-med.ac.at

Brazilian Movement Disorders Group
Brazilian Academy of Neurology
Academia Brasileira de Neurologia
DC Transtornos do Movimento
Rua Claudio Rossi, 394
Jardim da Gloria
Sao Paulo, SP, CEP 01547-000
Brazil
Tel: +55 11 5084-9463
Carlos RM Rieder, MD PhD:
Vanderci Borges, MD PhD:
Ylmar Correa Neto, MD PhD:
Website: www.abneuro.org

British & Irish Neurologists' Movement Disorders Group (BRING MD)
Prof. Carl E Clarke -
Chair, British and Irish Neurologists' Movement Disorders Group
Dr. Graeme JA MacPhee -
Chair, British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders Section
Linda Caie, MSc -
Chair, Parkinson's disease Nurse Specialists Association

Czech Movement Disorders Society
Dr. Martin Bares, Chair
Professor of Neurology
1st Department of Neurology, St. Anne’s Hospital
School of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno
Brno, 656 91
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 54318 2651
E-mail: Martin.bares@fnusa.cz

Dutch Movement Disorders Study Group
Marina DeKoning-Tijssen, MD PhD
University of Amsteramn
Jan Trouwstaraat 3 abcoude, 1391 TT
Netherlands
E-mail: m.a.tijssen@amc.uva.nl

Ecuador Movement Disorders Group
Fernando Alarcon, MD
Chief of Neurology Department, Professor of Neurology
Hospital Eugenio Espejo
Department of Neurology
P.O. Box 17-07-9515
Quito
Ecuador
E-mail: falarcon@ramt.com

Flemish Movement Disorder Society
Wim Vandenberghe
President
Department of Neurology
University Hospitals Leuven
Herestraat 49
Leuven 3000
Belgium
E-mail: Wim.vandenberghe@uz.kuleuven.ac.be

Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society
Cheung Yuk Fai
Department of Medicine
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Hong Kong, SAR
E-mail: cyfz02@ha.org.hk
Website: www.hkmds.org.hk

Italian Association for the Study of Movement Disorders (DISMOV-SIN)
Paolo Martinelli
President, DISMOV-SIN
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria
Policlinico G. Rodolico
Via Santa Sofia, 78- ed 20
Catania, 95123
Italy
E-mail:
Website: www.dismovsin.it

Italian Society for the Study of Parkinson Disease, Extrapyramidal Diseases and Dementia (LIMPE)
Ubaldo Bonuccelli, MD
President, LIMPE
Viale Somalia, 133
Rome 00199
Italy
E-mail: info@limpe.it
Website: www.limpe.it

Korean Movement Disorder Society (KMDS)
B. Jeon, MD PhD, KMDS President
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Seoul National University Hospital
Director, Office of Health Care Policy
College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Tel: +82 2 2072 2876
Fax: +82 2 744 1785
E-mail: brain@snu.ac.kr
Website: http://www.kmds.or.kr

Moroccan Neurological Society Movement Disorders Group
Chafiq Hicham, MD
AMA President
Aswak Essalam, Apt. 23
2e Etage
Marrakesh 40 000
Morocco
E-mail: chafiqhicham@hotmail.com

Movement Disorders Council of Malaysia
Prof. Lim Shen Yang, Secretary
University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)
Neurology Laboratory, 5th Floor (Main Block)
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
E-mail: limshenyang@ymail.com

Movement Disorder Society of Australia
Prof. Victor Fung, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
President, Movement Disorder Society of Australia
Director, Movement Disorders Unit
Department of Neurology
Westmead Hospital
Sydney, NSW 2145
Australia
E-mail: vscfung@ozemail.com.au
Website: www.mdsa.org.au

Movement Disorder Society of Japan
The Association for Supporting Academic Societies
5-3-13-4F Otsuka, Bunkyou-ku
Tokyo 112-0012
Japan
Mr. Nobuhiko Takeda, Executive Assistant
E-Mail: mdsj@asas.or.jp
Website: http://mdsj.umin.jp/index.html

Movement Disorder Society of the Philippines (MDSP)
Dr. Raymond L. Rosales, President
University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Manila
Philippines
E-mail: rrosales@info.com.ph

Movement Disorders Study Group of the Mexican Academy of Neurology
Mayela Rodriguez-Violante
Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia
Insurgentes Sur 3877, La Fama. CP 14269
Mexico City, Mexico
E-mail: mrodriguez@innn.edu.mx

Parkinson Study Group
Dr. Karl Kieburtz, Chair
University of Rochester
1351 Mt. Hope Ave, Suite 223
Rochester, NY 14620  USA
Website: www.parkinson-study-group.org

Swedish Movement Disorder Society (SWEMODIS)
Per Odin, MD, PhD, Chairman, SWEMODIS
c/o Anki Nyberg
Department of Clinical Neuroscience
University of Gothenburg
Sahlgren University Hospital
SE-41345 Göteborg
Sweden
Tel: +46-31-3422439
E-mail:
Website: www.swemodis.se/english/

Taiwan Movement Disorder Society
Prof. Ruey-Meei Wu, Standing Supervisor
Department of Neurology
National Taiwan University Hospital
No. 7 Chung-Shan S Road
Taipei 100
Taiwan
Fax: +886 2 23413935
E-mail: robinwu@ntu.edu.tw

The Danish Movement Disorder Society (DANMODIS)
Lene Werdelin, MD, PhD
Chairman, DANMODIS
Department of Neurology
Bispebjerg Hospital
Bispebjerg Bakke 23
DK-2400 Københaven NV
Denmark
E-mail: LW01@bbh.hosp.dk
Website: www.danmodis.dk