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About MDS 

MDS is the leading professional society for Movement Disorders professionals worldwide, with 11,000+ members dedicated to improving the care through education and research.

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The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

The assistance of our members, who work tirelessly to help further the Society's mission, enables MDS to educate and inform others around the world about the latest news, research, and advances in movement disorders.

MDS Leadership

The leadership of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society consists of several bodies, each contributing to the activities of the Society. This is overseen by: 

MDS Officers    International Executive Committee

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Leadership groups are supported by the MDS International Secretariat

MDS is a global organization

Regional sections

Asian and Oceanian (AOS)

About AOS 
AOS Leadership

African (AS)

About AS
AS Leadership

European (ES)

About ES
ES Leadership

Pan American (PAS)

About PAS
PAS Leadership

Other Leadership Bodies

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A forum for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to their focus area.

View list of SIGs

About SIGs

Become a Member

Join over 11,000 movement disorders professionals across the globe in working to disseminate knowledge and promote research to advance the field. Benefits include access to MDS peer-reviewed Journals, Rating Scales trainings, online educational resources, and a vast video library with patient cases, and more. 

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My MDS Membership


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in showing your support to the Society? Learn about sponsorship for MDS education and research programs, and view the prospectus for the Society's regional meetings and International Congress.

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MDS Policies


The following Ambassador, Visiting Professor, DWEP and Virtual Professor programs were approved by the IEC on September 20, 2017.


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