European Section


Welcome from the Chair


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.

During my term we will continue offerings a robust variety of educational activities for neurologists and movement disorder specialists. In addition we aim to establish a network of allied health experts from the different countries in Europe to harmonize quality education across regions and languages.

A key way to achieve this goal will be to strengthen our identity in Europe and increase Membership by better and more focused collaboration with our colleagues from national Movement Disorders Societies through the Affiliate Membership opportunities. We also aim to continue our collaborative relationships with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), to facilitate communication and teaching about Movement Disorders to trainees and to the general neurological community.

The first opportunity to meet you will be at the 2020 ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease in Venice, March 18-20, 2020, and later at the 2020 MDS International Congress in Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 13-17.

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

With very best regards,

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Angelo Antonini


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.

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





MDS-ES Resources

AOPMC_ATTENDEESMDS Regional Section Travel Grants and Support Opportunities
Read to learn more about MDS' financial support opportunities for educational programming.




MDS-ES Summit

ES SummitMDS-ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones In Parkinson's Disease
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s European Section (MDS-ES) Summit will occur every two years as a forum to further develop the field of Movement Disorders in the region. The ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease will be held March 18-20, 2020 in Venice, Italy.



MDS-ES Collaborations

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

Upcoming MDS-ES Regional Education Courses

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MDS-ES Basic Science of Movement Disorders

April 23-24, 2020
Bordeaux, France

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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