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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 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

The HP SIG is currently developing an Action Plan. 

In 2023, the SIG continues to support the Train the Trainer Program, which focuses on training and education for allied health professionals throughout all MDS Sections.

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.

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More Resources 

Photo Gallery: International Congress - Nice, France



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

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