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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

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The MDS International Secretariat is here to answer any questions regarding the Society.  

MDS International Secretariat

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

Jennie Socha, CAE, Executive Director
Drew Whalen, Director of Administration
Finoula Harrington, Administrative Coordinator
Sarah Wahlstrom Helgren, Director of Scientific Communications
Shelby Shuster, Scientific Communications Manager

Communications & Membership

Elizabeth Clausen, Director of Communications and Membership
Shea Higgins, Assistant Director of Communications
Brandon Hamilton, Senior Membership Manager
Annabelle Schroeder, Membership Coordinator
Amber Flatland, Communications Manager
Lauren Launer, Digital Communications Manager
Andrew Juliot, Website Content Manager

For questions regarding MDS membership, please contact

For questions regarding MDS Communications related issues or general questions, please contact

Rating Scales

Shazia Ali, Director of Scientific Programs
Sandra Videmsky, Senior Scientific Programs Manager
Margaret Smith, Scientific Programs Manager
Rachel Guzowski-Travia, Scientific Programs Manager
Eleanor Andrews, Scientific Programs Coordinator

For questions regarding the MDS Rating Scales Program, please contact

International Congress and Regional Congresses

Jenny Quebbeman, Director of Meetings
Kate Hausner, Assistant Director of Meetings
Sarah Smith, Congress Meetings Manager
Maddy Kolb, Regional Congress Program Manager
Shannon Fraaza, Meetings Manager
Vanesa Padilla, Meetings Coordinator

For questions regarding the International Congress, please contact

For questions regarding the PAS Congress, please contact

For questions regarding the AOPMC, please contact


Brett Kell, Director of Development
Sara Villarreal, Development Manager
Alisa Streets, Exhibits and Sponsorship Manager

For questions related to Development or Sponsorship, please email


Annette Schott, Director of Education
Kate Rudolph, Assistant Director of Education
Heather Vitale, Senior Program Manager
Allie Oakley, Program Manager
Eric Johnson II, Program Manager
Tamsyn Reed, MDS-Africa Regional Program Manager
Ericka Blackford, Senior E-Learning Program Manager
Nick Bauman, E-Learning Program Manager
Nilda Toro, Regional Section Program Manager
Abigail Kopchinski, Education Coordinator

For questions related to Regional Sections or any MDS Live Courses or Outreach Education, please e-mail


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Movement Disorders Clinical Practice: Author GuidelinesSubmit a manuscript

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