Susan Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD
Toronto, ON, Canada
I am honored to be selected to serve the MDS-Pan American Section as Section Chair. I have been involved with MDS for many years. I have enjoyed the collegiality and common aims that all members of the global MDS community have to support, mentor, educate and inspire each other to ultimately help patients with movement disorders.
As I begin my role, I would like to acknowledge the significant achievements of the prior great leaders. With their guidance, the MDS-PAS has made significant progress in increasing membership at a steady rate, providing quality education (in English, Spanish and Portuguese), continuing to hold the biennial PAS Congress, and creating and sustaining collaborations and partnerships with like-minded organizations.
Working with my esteemed colleagues, we pledge to continue these strategic efforts and generate additional collaborations to be inclusive of all regions and people represented in the section. Along with the MDS-PAS Education Committee and strategic partners, learn about educational gaps and develop target education to ensure our members and non-members are receiving the most relevant education to better serve their patients. Another important aim will include encouraging and mentoring the next generation of clinicians, researchers and all health care professionals involved in movement disorders.
We are a strong, dedicated and diverse group who are proud to be a part of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society. We are dedicated to serving you to the best of our ability and thank you for your participation as we continue to move our Society and the MDS-PAS forward. I hope to meet you in Miami at the 4th PAS Congress, February 4-6, 2022.
The mission of the MDS-PAS is to represent and promote the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) in Pan America. Membership of MDS-PAS is open to all members of MDS within the Pan American region.
All those with an interest in the field of Movement Disorders, who live within the region, are strongly encouraged to join the Society and thereby participate in the development of this venture. The MDS website lists the various membership categories available.
MDS-PAS 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 Movement Disorders within the region.
MDS-PAS is honored to represent the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society in the Pan American region.