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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Meeting Endorsement by MDS

Apply to have a Movement Disorders event officially sanctioned by MDS, including promotion in our calendar and other materials. 

Endorsed Meetings should be open to the general community of neurologists, neuroscientists, and others with an interest in movement disorders. Applications will only be accepted from individuals and non-profits and not from pharmaceutical and/or company-run meetings. The meeting faculty should represent multiple institutions and not represent the opinions of a single institution.

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Applications for MDS endorsement can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed by MDS leadership with, in most cases, a response to the applicant in approximately 30 days. Applications for Endorsed Meetings may be further requested to provide the credentials of the organizers, scientific and educational merit, independent review process, and financial disclosure and conflict of interest disclosure.

The organizer(s) agree to:
    1. Credit MDS for its endorsement of the meeting in all-meeting publications and announcements, including promotional brochures, website, and in newsletters when applicable.
    2. Provide MDS with copies of all meeting literature including program, abstracts, proceedings and promotional materials as well as a list of recent meeting attendees including both mailing and e-mail addresses when available.
    3. Provide one complimentary page in the meeting program for an advertisement by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

MDS Logo
MDS Endorsed Meetings may use the MDS logo in promotional materials for the event in conjunction with the following statement: "Endorsed by The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society." The MDS logo and Society name may not be used for any other purpose unless approved by the International Secretariat.

MDS will promote Endorsed Meetings on the Society's website and in the monthly e-newsletter. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society will not provide any funding for Endorsed Meetings and shall have no fiscal responsibility for the meeting and no liability for any event associated with the meeting. 

Application Process
Meeting organizers must submit a proposed program, including topics, faculty, and a detailed budget for the meeting along with the Endorsed Meetings application form to the MDS International Secretariat by the established deadline. Applications for Endorsed Meetings may be further requested to provide the credentials of the organizers, scientific and educational merit, independent review process, and financial disclosures and conflict of interest disclosures to ensure scientific independence from commercial interest.

Application Review Process for Endorsed Meetings
All Endorsed Meeting applications are reviewed and approved by the MDS Officers.

For further information regarding Endorsed Meetings (without funding), please contact:

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823 USA
Tel: +1 414-276-2145 Fax: +1 414-276-3349


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