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Upcoming Courses

9th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

9th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

May 10-12, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Chorea and Related Disorders

Chorea and Related Disorders

May 25-26, 2018
Poznan, Poland

Physiotherapy Summer School

MDS-ES Physiotherapy Summer School

September 14-16, 2018
Torres Vedras, Portugal


Outreach Education

Welcome to the MDS Outreach Education section. In support of the Society's mission to disseminate knowledge about movement disorders, MDS sponsors the outreach programs listed below which are specifically designed to bring movement disorders education to those areas of the world where it is most needed and often least available. Learn More


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Developing World Education Program

Developing World Education Program (DWEP)

MDS is committed to supporting quality movement disorders education in underserved areas.

Visiting Professor Program

Visiting Professor Program

The Visiting Professor Program supports travel to underserved areas for education and academic exchange.

Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program supports travel to underserved areas for education and scientific exchange.

Virtual Professor Program

The Virtual Professor Program improves the availability of educational initiatives and training in movement disorders.

MDS Education Roadmap

MDS is dedicated to improving the way visitors use the website when searching educational content. The new Roadmap to Educational Resources is intended to help navigate the many available educational resources on the MDS website. Start Here.


In the MDS mission to advance the education of medical professionals worldwide, improve diagnosis and treatment, and encourage research in Parkinson's disease and all other movement disorders, the Society is proud to offer a full spectrum of e-learning educational opportunities to members and non-members alike.

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MDS Summer School 
Marks 10th Anniversary
     Niall Quinn Wolfgang Oertel

Niall Quinn, MD, (left) and Wolfgang Oertel, MD founded the MDS Summer School program in Marburg, Germany, in 2008. 

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MDS LEAP has been established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists. Learn more.

Meet Class of 2017
Meet Class of 2016
Meet Class of 2015

Course Development

Help support MDS's educational initiatives by developing your own course.

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MDS Rating Scales

MDS scales are designed to assist clinicians measure disease severity and activity.

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