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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Publications and Communications Oversight Committee


David Burn
David Burn
Victor Fung
Victor Fung

MDS Staff Liaisons: Erin Weileder

Committee Purpose

The purpose and primary responsibilities of the Publications and Communications Oversight Committee are as follows:

Editorial Oversight


  • Oversee the activities of the journals, the newsletter and website
  • Participate in negotiations with the publisher on behalf of the Society
  • Make recommendations on journals, newsletter and website policy
  • Make recommendations on financial support of the editors of the journals, newsletter and website
  • Monitor reader satisfaction with the journals, newsletter and website
  • Monitor satisfaction of authors submitting manuscripts
  • Monitor annual editor conflict of interest statements
  • Evaluate the performance of the editors of the journals, newsletter and website


Communications Oversight


  • Oversee the Society communications strategies, specifically related, but not limited to, social media
  • Make recommendations on social media and communications policy
  • Monitor analytics and evaluate performance of Society social media channels


Committee Members
Ledia Hernandez
Jee-Young Lee
Paola Piccini
Sarah Richardson
Klaus Seppi
Andrew Siderowf

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