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Current MDS Programs

MDS Programs are ongoing initiatives which pursue specific objectives and deliver value to the Society. They provide oversight and guidance for the achievement of the objectives and contribute to the overall growth and development of the Society. MDS Officers approve Programs and appoint Program Leadership, who may further recommend committees or other subgroups to accomplish the goals of the Program.

Education RoadmapMDS Education Roadmap
The new Roadmap to Educational Resources was created to help visitors navigate the growing number of educational resources available on the MDS website.



Rating ScalesMDS Rating Scales
The Rating Scales Program was created to support the Society’s efforts and management of MDS-owned rating scales including scale licensing, translation, marketing, education and training.


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



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Education Resources

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society offers an abundance of multimedia and other online resources for use by our Members and visitors. 


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Patient Education

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society has compiled a series of handouts on various movement disorder topics for physicians and patients.

Movement Inquisitive

Movement Inquisitive is a series of short video quizzes which aim to enhance knowledge of various movement disorders through a question and answer quiz format.

MDS Video Collections

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society offers movement disorders video in DVD, VHS, and streaming formats.

MDS Podcast

Listen to the monthly installment of the MDS podcast with authors from the Movement Disorders Journal.


This blog is a forum for visitors to obtain the latest in scientific advances, new developments, and trends in the field of Movement Disorders.

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.


E-Learning Opportunities

All MDS E-Learning courses are organized and customized by content and housed in a single portal which allows all users to review their progress, retrieve certificates and keep track of their E-learning CME credits.

Course offerings include:

  • Fundamentals Courses 
  • Interactive Courses 
  • Coffee Break CME
  • Device-Aided Medical Therapies
  • Online Journal CME
  • International Congress Teaching Courses


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MDS Conferences and Courses

MDS-ES Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease

October 16, 2020
Virtual Course


MDS-AOS Digital Technology Primer for Neurologists: the Changing World of Practices in Parkinson's disease

October 17, 2020
Virtual Course


MDS-Africa Online Course for Neurologists – Principles of Movement Disorders

October 19, 2020
Virtual Course


MDS-PAS Integrated Care in Parkinson's Disease: From Theory to Practice - Presented in Portuguese

October 23, 2020
Virtual Course


MDS-ES: Movement Disorders in Neurological and Systemic Disorders

October 31 - November 1, 2020
Virtual Course



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