European Section



Welcome from the Chair

Angelo Antonini


Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD
University of Padua
Padua, Italy
MDS-ES Chair





Dear colleagues, 
It is my pleasure, as MDS-European Section Chair, to welcome you to the MDS-European Section. MDS-ES is the premier European organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge and understanding about Movement Disorders within the field of Neurology. 

MDS-ES strategic priorities include:

  • Preparation and dissemination of high quality education in Movement Disorders throughout Europe
  • Expanding access to MDS resources through increased MDS Membership across the European Section 
  • Increased engagement with the European Network of National Movement Disorders Societies and MDS Affiliate Members
  • Involvement of trainees, young neurologist and allied health specialists 
  • Continuation of fruitful collaboration with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) to facilitate communication and education to trainees and the general neurological community

While the current global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way these goals will be achieved, the priorities remain the same. In the immediate term, MDS-ES will continue to provide meaningful education to our colleagues in Europe in an online medium. The robust MDS eLearning resources, in combination with new regional and global content will also support the goals of engaging with our Neurological Society colleagues, by providing access to high quality educational resources to our Affiliate Member Societies and groups like the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). 

Thank you for your continued interest and engagement in MDS-ES activities.

With very best regards,

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Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD
Chair, MDS-European Section 


MDS-ES Education

ES_VTGMDS-ES Visiting Trainee Grant Program
The ES Visiting Trainee Grant program offers a special opportunity for one resident, fellow, or recent graduate of a program in neurology to receive a clinical or research grant to travel outside his or her home country for a traineeship in movement disorders. 

ES_OUTREACHMDS-ES Outreach Programs
The MDS Outreach Programs are specifically designed to bring movement disorders education to those areas of the world where it is most needed and often least available.

MDS LEAP was established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.




MDS-ES Leadership

All MDS members living and working in Europe are automatically members of the European section of the Society and are warmly welcomed to participate in the Section’s activities and to contribute to the development of the Movement Disorders specialty in Europe.

ES LeadershipMDS-ES Leadership
MDS-ES Officers, Executive Committee, and Education Committee





MDS-ES Resources

AOPMC_ATTENDEES MDS Regional Section Travel Grants and Support Opportunities
Read to learn more about MDS' financial support opportunities for educational programming.
2020 ES Summit Abstracts

2020 ES Summit Abstracts
Links to the abstracts submitted for the 2020 ES Summit and instructions on how to cite them.

MDS-ES Affiliate Societies

MDS-ES Affiliate Societies 

All-Russian Society of Neurologists

Alla B. Guekht, MD, PhD
Vice President
Movement Disorders Division of the All-Russian Society of Neurologists
Russian State Medical Center
Prospect Mira 118A, Apt. 46
Moscow, 129164
Tel: +7095-2874966
Fax: +7902-1888427

Austrian Parkinson's Disease Society

Sylvia Bösch, MD
Medical University Innsbruck
Department of Neurology

Anichstr. 35
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43 512 504 81815
Fax: +43 512 504 23852

The British and Irish Neurologists Group (BRING-MD)

David J. Burn, MD, FRCP
Director, Institute of Neuroscience
Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology & Honorary Consultant Neurologist
Henry Wellcome Building
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: +0191 208 3357

British Movement Disorders Group (BritMoDis)

Carl E Clarke, BSc, MD, FRCP
BritMoDis Chair
Association of British Neurologists Movement Disorders Special Interest Group

Richard Genever, MB, ChB, MRCP
BritMoDis Chair
British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders Section (BGSMDS)

Jacqueline Young
Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialists Association (PDNSA)

Czech Movement Disorders Society

Martin Bares, MD, PhD, 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

Danish Movement Disorder Society (DANMODIS)

Tove Henriksen, MD
Chairman, DANMODIS
Department of Neurology
University Hospital of Bispebjerg
DK-2400 NV

Dutch Movement Disorders Group

President: Dr. Jeroen P.P. van Vugt, Neurologist
Address: P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Estonian Movement Disorder Society

President: Katrin Sikk

Finnish Movement Disorder Society

Valtteri Kaasinen, MD, PhD, Chair
Division of Clinical Neurosciences

Juho Joutsa, MD, PhD, Secretary
Turku PET Centre

Turku University Hospital
P.O. Box 52
Turku 20521

Flemish Movement Disorder Society

Wim Vandenberghe, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
University Hospitals Leuven
Herestraat 49
Leuven 3000

German Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Prof. Dirk Woitalla
Reinhardtstr. 27 C
Berlin, Germany


Greek Movement Disorders Branch, Hellenic Neurological Society

Dr. Leonidas Stefanis
University of Athens Medical School

Prof. Spyridon Konitsiotis
University of Ioannina

Prof. Sevasti Bostantjopoulou
3rd University

Grupo de Estudio de Trastornos del Movimiento (GETM) of the Sociedad Española de Neurología

Dr. Pablo Mir, MD, PhD
C/ Fuerteventura, 4, Oficina 4-5
San Sebastián de Los Reyes    
Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 913148453

Israeli Movement Interest Group

Prof. Ruth Djaldetti
Contact: Oshrat Nadler
Tel: +972 3 697 21 42
Fax: +972 3 697 41 53

Italian Academy for the Study of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (Academy LIMPE-DISMOV)

Prof. Pietro Cortelli, MD, PhD
Viale Somalia 133 – 00199
Rome, Italy

Movement Disorder Section of the Slovak Neurological Society

Dr. Matej Skorvanek, MD, PhD
Cukrová 3
Bratislava, Slovakia
Tel: +421 949 275 277
Fax: +421 55 789 8546

Norwegian Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (NorModis)

Norwegian Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (NorModis)

Prof. Espen Dietrichs
President, NorModis

NorModis Secretariat

Polish Society of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

President: Professor Monika Rudzińska-Bar

Portuguese Movement Disorders Society

Miguel Gago, MD, President (2015-2016)
Alexandre Mendes, MD, President (2017-2018)

Société Francophone des Mouvements Anormaux

Société Francophone des Mouvements Anormaux
Francophone Movement Disorders Society (SOFMA)
Prof. Frank Durif

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
Tel: +46-31-3422439
Read more about SWEMODIS


MDS-ES Collaborations

The MDS-ES collaborates with the following entities on various initiatives within the regional section.

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Upcoming MDS-ES Regional Education Courses

Contact Us

Heather Vitale
MDS-ES Program Manager
International Secretariat
555 E. Wells St, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: +1 414 276-2145
Fax: +1 414 276-3349

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