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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group

A resource for non-physician members of the interdisciplinary movement disorders team. 

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Join the SIG

To join, you must be an MDS Member. Health Professionals can join MDS at a discounted rate

Connect with the SIG on our Facebook Group

Group Mission

To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders. 

Health professionals include nursing, psychology and social work, rehabilitation professionals including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, as well as geneticists and other medical professionals.

Current Projects

Action Plan 

The SIG's Action Plan to reach more health professionals globally is approved and underway. 

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Feedback needed: Help MDS evaluate and improve the resources we create and curate for health professionals. 

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Train the Trainer 

The Health Professionals SIG supports the Train the Trainer Program, which focuses on training and education for allied health professionals throughout all MDS Sections around the world.

Learn more »

Top Resources for Health Professionals

Browse all of MDS's resources tailored for multidisciplinary care teams and non-physician professionals who work with movement disorders patients, including: 

  • Upcoming and on-demand courses
  • Patient handouts
  • The latest articles, podcasts and videos 

And other relevant resources and content by care specialty 

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Get Listed in the Movement Disorders Specialist Directory

The Movement Disorders Specialist Directory is a unique global online tool for patients and their families to search for a movement disorder specialist in their area. Users can search for a specialist by name, geographic location, or expertise.

Opt in to be listed in the directory in your Member Profile: 

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Connect with Colleagues

Annual event
Health Professionals
Networking Event

Join multidisciplinary colleagues from around the world during this annual social event at the MDS International Congress. 

Event details »


Become a Member

  Connect with the Health Professionals SIG on our Facebook Group


HP-SIG Leadership

Victor McConvey
John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP

United States

Elina Tripoliti, PhD, MRCSLT

Maria Elisa Pimentel PiemonteTarun Amalnerkar, MPT

MDS Staff Liaison: Brandon Hamilton


Steering Committee Members 

Alice Nieuwboer
Ashwini Rao
Emily Wang
Lynn Rochetser
Maria Piemonte
Mohammad Al-Wardat
Siok-Bee Tan
Tamine Capato
Victor McConvey

Photo Gallery: Health Professionals SIG events


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