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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group

(L to R): Ruth Hagestuen, Hanneke Kalf, and Ingrid Sturkenboom have a little fun at the International Congress in Berlin in June 2016. Photo credit: Jens JeskeMDS HP-SIG 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. Learn more

The Health Professionals (Non-Physician)
Special Interest Group (HP-SIG) has a Facebook Group. Join us!



HP-SIG Leadership

Victor McConvey

John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP
United States

Hanneke Kalf

Elina Tripoliti, PhD, MRCSLT

Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte

Tarun Amalnerkar, MPT


MDS Staff Liaison: Brandon Hamilton

Who We Are

The Health Professionals Special Interest Group of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is a resource for non-physician members of the interdisciplinary movement disorders team including nursing, psychology and social work, rehabilitation professionals including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology as well as geneticists and other medical professionals.

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  Steering Committee Members of the HP-SIG

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

  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. MDS Health Professional Members are invited to opt-in via the Members Only section in order to be listed in the directory.

  Basecamp Meetings

Watch for your invitation to the next MDS HP-SIG Basecamp meeting

The MDS HP-SIG is pleased to announce that as the Health Professional group continues to grow within the Society there is an increasing need to facilitate communication via an online platform in order to pursue the group’s mission. Due to the increased global reach, versatility and growing number of time zones to be considered, the group moved to communication via the online project management and meeting platform Basecamp. To date, the MDS HP-SIG has held six meetings online via Basecamp. 

Read Basecamp Posts and Minutes

Interested in joining the HP SIG on Basecamp? Email to request access.

  News for Health Professionals

Upcoming Congresses: 

4th Pan-American Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
May 26-28, 2022
Miami, Florida, USA

International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®
September 15-18, 2022
Madrid, Spain

  More Resources for Health Professionals
International Congress - Nice, France, September 2019

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