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European Section


Letters from the Chair

Taba-Pille Pille Taba, MD, PhD
University of Tartu
Tartu, Estonia
MDS-ES Chair

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 continues to provide high quality and relevant online education to our colleagues in movement disorders and neuroscience, plus trainees, young neurologist and allied health specialists. We are also placing a priority on increased engagement with the European network of national movement disorder societies and MDS Affiliate Member Societies and continuation of fruitful collaborations with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and European Huntington’s Disease Nnetwork (EHDN) to facilitate communication and education to trainees and the general neurological community

Thank you for your continued interest and engagement in MDS-ES activities. Should you have any questions or would like to provide your ideas/feedback, please contact the MDS-ES Regional Manager, Heather Vitale at

With very best regards,

MDS-ES involvement is open to all members of MDS within the European region. MDS-ES aims to facilitate communication between clinicians and researchers in the region; disseminate updated knowledge about movement disorders; improve quality of life and independence of movement disorders patients and caregivers; and promote research in the field of Movement Disorders within the region.

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  MDS & COVID-19

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_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

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 

MDS encourages a continuous dialogue on a global level to bring clinicians, researchers and health practitioners together for the exchange of the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and research of Movement Disorders to enhance the education of physicians across the globe. We invite neurological groups and organizations specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of MDS. To apply visit, MDS Affiliate Member Society. For any questions, please contact Heather Vitale at

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  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 M. Boesch, MD, MSc 
Innsbruck, Austria 


  The British and Irish Neurologists Group (BRING-MD)

Mark J. Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD 
Professor of Neurology 
St George's University of London & St George's Hospital 
6 Muswell Hill 
London, United Kingdom 


  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

Marek Balaz, MD 
Associate Professor of Neurology 
St. Anne’s University Hospital 
Neurology Department 
Pekarska 53 
Brno, 656 91 
Czech Republic 
Tel: 420-54318-2645 


  Danish Movement Disorder Society (DANMODIS)

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

  Dutch Movement Disorders Study Group

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

  Estonian Movement Disorders Society (EstoMODIS)

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

Günter Höglinger, MD
Medical School Hannover
Dept. of Neurology
Carl-Neuberg Str. 1
Hannover, 30625



  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)

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


  Israeli Movement Disorders Society

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)

Mario Zappia - President 
UOC Neurological Clinic 
"Vittorio Emanuele Polyclinic" University Hospital 
Via Santa Sofia, 78 
95123 Catania 


  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

Ul. Cybernetics 7c
Warsaw 02-677
President: Prof. Monika Rudzińska-Bar

  Portuguese Movement Disorders Society

Leonor Correia Guedes, MD, MSc, PhD – President 


  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

Per Svenningsson, MD, PhD 
Karolinska Institutet 
J5 20 
Stockholm, 17176 
Tel: (085) 177-4614  

Read more about SWEMODIS


  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

MDS-ES Collaborations

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

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