Movement Disorders Journal

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Waived Dues Membership

Specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to enjoy the benefits of the Society.

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MDS Membership Overview

Dr. Anthony Lang talks about being a member of the Society.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a 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. The spectrum of clinical disorders represented by the Society includes but is not limited to:

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Membership Type  
Regular $300 U.S. Annually
Clinicians, other health professionals, researchers and policy makers in Movement Disorders
Junior $100/$175 U.S. Annually
Applies to residents, fellows, and those training in healthcare or scientific research. Status must be certified in writing by the member's employer and submitted with payment. If paying by credit card online, the application will be processed upon receipt of employer verification documentation.
Health Professional (Non-Physician) $100/$175 U.S. Annually
Applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical/physiotherapists, music therapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, social workers and lab technicians.
Student $10 U.S. Annually
Medical students and undergraduate students in medicine and science. (Residents and Fellows are not eligible for Student Membership)
Waived Dues No fee
Specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to join the Society. Countries classified as "low-income," "lower-middle-income" or "upper-middle-income" economies by the World Bank are eligible. Benefits include all member benefits except the journal, Movement Disorders. Waived Dues Members need to apply every 3 years in order to renew their membership.

Membership Benefits

Membership Type Regular Junior Health Professional
Student Waived Dues
Print Journal * *    
Online Journal
Print, Online and Mobile Directories
Reduced Registration fees **
Members only CME Activities
Members only Web Resources

* Junior and Health Professional (Non-Physician) Members may select to add the print subscription for an additional fee

** Waived Dues Members will also receive waived registration fees for the annual International Congress

Details about membership benefits, which include:


A subscription to the print and online journal Movement Disorders. This publication provides a forum for Movement Disorder topics and is currently edited by Drs. Warren Olanow and Jose Obeso, together with an international group of 32 experts in the field. Many of the articles published in Movement Disorders feature corresponding videos, which can be viewed online. Subscribers also receive 4 supplements on special topics in addition to the 12 issues of the journal published annually.

Educational Programs

A reduction in fees charged for participation in the Society's educational programs. Among these are the annual International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, and various clinical and scientific programs held separately from the Congress. Information on upcoming programs can be obtained from the Secretariat at the address listed below, in the Movement Disorders journal, or on the Education page of this website. The Society is actively developing a comprehensive educational program that will offer members multiple opportunities to update clinical skills and learn new information at reduced rates.

Membership Directory

A print version as well as an Online Directory and mobile directory which lists addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for all current members.


A quarterly newsletter entitled Moving Along. This quarterly newsletter offers the Society's members up-to-date information on new developments such as clinical trials, upcoming meetings, and policy issues.


Participation in the choice of Officers and International Executive Committee (IEC) members. Elections for the leaders governing the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society are conducted every two years. In addition, business meetings are held annually to provide members with up-to-date Society information.