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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse community of individuals dedicated to promoting excellence and leadership in medicine and science through education, research, clinical care and service.

As an international society we are committed to working across all continents and being inclusive of all colleagues to achieve our goals.   The following values are intrinsic to everything that we do, and will guide our decision making at all levels.

  • We celebrate the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our society offers, including, but not limited to, race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, nationality, geographic background, ability and disability, political ideology, and age.
  • We strive to provide a safe environment where all members of our society are encouraged to engage in dialogue, question, learn and contribute to their fullest potential.
  • We respect the dignity of all members of our society and aspire to ensure that all feel valued and supported
  • We endeavor to offer education and training that emphasizes respect for differences in culture, language and life experience.

We will continuously monitor and encourage our diversity and inclusion efforts to ensure that the outcomes bring MDS closer to reflecting the diversity found in our patients, community and world.