The following programs are available only for host countries that are considered to be disadvantaged based on the need for movement disorders education and lack of opportunities for continuing education in movement disorders.
For a list of eligible countries please see the List of Waived Dues Eligible Countries
Unfortunately, we are unable to host educational activities in countries for which there is a U.S. Travel Warning. An updated list of U.S. travel warnings may be found here.
|Program||Primary Purpose||No. of Speakers||Speaker Composition||Days of Speaker Participation||Honorarium Included|
|Developing World Education Program||Support of a local movement disorders education meeting/courses||3-5||More than half of foreign speakers should be regional* speakers||1-3|
|Ambassador Program||Support of a keynote speaker(s) at a regional movement disorders or neurology meeting.||1-2||1 international speaker, 1 regional* speaker||1-2|
|Visiting Professor Program||Support of expert speaker for education and intellectual exchange||1-2||1 international speaker, 1 regional* speaker||2-3|
*Regional refers to an expert from the same MDS Regional Section (AOS, ES, and PAS as where the program takes place. For the purposes of education, Members residing in Sub-Saharan Africa may consider their region to include the ES.
To read past Course Reports by section please click the section map:
Asian and Oceanian Section European Section Pan American Section
MDS is committed to supporting quality movement disorders education in underserved areas worldwide. Through the MDS Regional Sections funds are administered in a flexible support program tailored to the needs of each region which can be used to sponsor faculty travel and accommodation, logistics costs, or other course expenses approved at the time of application. Read below for more information on how the program is administered in your area.
The Ambassador Program supports the travel of 1-2 international experts, who are MDS Members, to an underserved area for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. The applicant country must be considered to be disadvantaged based on the need for movement disorders education and lack of opportunities for continuing medical education in movement disorders. Sponsored speakers should deliver a keynote lecture during the meeting. An honorarium is provided.
The Visiting Professor Program supports the travel of 1-2 international experts, who are MDS Members, to an underserved area for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. During the visit, invited experts should conduct teaching seminars in local hospitals or institutions, participate in grand rounds and/or provide input for the further development of movement disorders in the host country. Visits may consist of one of these activities or a combination of all three. An honorarium is provided.
If you have questions about the eligibility of your country for any of these programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.