Update from Europe

Welcome from the Chair

July 2013

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great honor that I assume the role of Chair of the MDS European Section and I greatly look forward to working with all of our members in Europe through 2015 and beyond. Read more

European Education

Summer & Winter Schools for Young Neurologists

A major attraction of the MDS-ES Summer and Winter Schools is that students are given an opportunity to examine at least 12 different patients with a Movement Disorder, each under the supervision of an international Movement Disorders expert. 

  • Read the 2013 Winter School Course Report from Tartu, Estonia
  • Read the 2013 Summer School Course Report from London, United Kingdom
  • Read the 2013 Summer School Course Report from Nijmegen, The Netherlands

MDS-ES Funding of Local Education Programs

To apply for MDS-ES support for your local education activities, please access the following online forms:

European Fellowships Host Centres

2012-2014 European Education Strategic Plan

EFNS/MDS-ES Scientist Panel on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

MDS-ES has a formal relationship with the European Federation of Neurological Societies, and runs the EFNS/MDS-ES Scientist Panel on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. For more information about panel activities and European disease management recommendations click on the following links:

EFNS/MDS-ES Scientist Panel on Parkinson's disease and other Movement Disorders

EFNS Congress Stockholm September 8-11, 2012 - Movement Disorders program

European Parkinson's disease recommendations - early stage management

European Parkinson's disease recommendations - late stage management

European Dystonia Guidelines

European Membership

European Section map


You are a member of the European Section, and may apply for MDS-ES programs if you are based in the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia , Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya.

Also: Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, West Bank and Gaza.

Keynote publications from Europe

Review: Functional movement disorders are not uncommon in the elderly (June 2013)

Review: Decreased olfactory bulb volume in idiopathic Parkinson's disease detected by 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (November 2012)

Review: Functional immaturity of cortico-basal ganglia networks in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (June 2012)

MDS-ES Leadership and Mission

The mission of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society-European Section (MDS-ES) is to represent and promote the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) and its mission in Europe. Click here to read the objectives of the MDS-ES.

To contact the leadership of your section, click on the links below:

MDS-ES Officers
MDS-ES Executive Committee
MDS-ES European Education Committee
MDS-ES Web Editor
MDS-ES Secretariat