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International Congress

Join thousands of professionals to share ideas and advance the clinical and scientific discipline of Movement Disorders.

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The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) gathers thousands of the field's clinicians, researchers, trainees and industry supporters with an interest in the current research and approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders on an annual basis at its International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®.

The purpose of the MDS International Congress is to share ideas, encourage interest among all those involved in the care and research of movement disorders, to participate in the activities of MDS, and to advance the related clinical and scientific discipline.

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Future Congresses

  • Madrid, Spain: September 15-18, 2022
  • Copenhagen, Denmark: August 27-31, 2023
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA: September 27-October 1, 2024

 

Past Presidential Lectures

Browse the archive of MDS's esteemed Presidential Lecutres, a cornerstone of the International Congress.

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Past Congresses

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society has organized International Congresses since 1990. To claim a certificate of attendance from a past International Congress, please e-mail congress@movementdisorders.org.


Browse previous event programs, abstracts, historical statistics, and more by year: 

2021, Virtual: 13,000 attendees
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  • More than 13,000 people registered
  • 143 countries represented
  • 221 faculty members participated in the Scientific Program
  • 56 Top Abstract presenters
  • 1,320 Abstracts accepted
  • 11 Late-Breaking Abstracts
  • 49 total exhibits representing 30 companies/organizations and 13 nonprofit exhibitors exhibited virtually  

 

2020 –  Virtual: 20,000 attendees
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  • Over 20,000 people registered
  • 146 countries represented
  • 181 faculty members participated in the Scientific Program
  • 1,501 abstracts published
  • 24 Late-Breaking Abstracts/COVID-19 Late-Breaking Abstracts published
  • 31 companies and 12 non-profit organizations exhibited virtually
     

 

2019, Nice, France: 6,000 attendees
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  • 6,000 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 106 countries represented
  • 250 Travel Grant awards awarded
  • 250 Travel Grant registrations awarded
  • 100 Waived Dues Registration Waivers awarded
  • 193 faculty members participated in the Scientific Program
  • 2,198 abstracts accepted
  • 22 Late-Breaking Abstracts presented
  • 23 abstracts presented on behalf of an MDS Study Group, MDS Task Force or formal MDS Committee
  • 38 companies and 12 non-profit organizations exhibited
  • 33 representatives from the press attended


     

 

2018, Hong Kong: 4,000 attendees 
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  • 4,000 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 86 countries represented
  • 250 Travel Grant awards awarded
  • 250 Travel Grant registrations awarded
  • 100 Waived Dues Registration Waivers awarded
  • 181 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 1,818 abstracts accepted
  • 23 Late-breaking abstracts accepted
  • 18 MDS Study Group abstracts accepted
  • 34 companies and 5 non-profit organizations exhibited
  • 14 representatives from the press attended

 

2017, Vancouver: 4,300 attendees 
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  • 4,300 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 89 countries represented
  • 250 Travel Grant awards distributed
  • 250 Travel Grant registrations awarded
  • 100 Waived Dues Registration Waivers awarded
  • 227 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 1,576 abstracts accepted
  • 131 Late-breaking abstracts accepted
  • 21 MDS Study Group abstracts accepted
  • 40 companies and 15 non-profit organizations exhibited
  • 20 representatives from the press attended

 

2016, Berlin, Germany: 5,500 attendees 
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  • 5,500 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 84 countries represented
  • 100 Travel Grants presented
  • 180 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 2,111 abstracts accepted
  • 58 Late-breaking abstracts accepted
  • 35 MDS Study Group abstracts accepted
  • 31 companies and 11 non-profit organizations exhibited
  • 59 representatives from the press attended

 

2015, San Diego, CA, USA: 3,700 attendees
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  • 3,700 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 100 Travel Grants presented
  • 206 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 1,473 abstracts accepted
  • 25 Late-breaking abstracts accepted
  • 14 MDS Study Group abstracts accepted
  • 39 companies exhibited
  • 82 countries represented
  • 12 representatives from the press attended

 

2014, Stockholm, Sweden: 4,500 attendees
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  • 4,500 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 100 Travel Grants awarded by MDS
  • 196 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 1,558 abstracts accepted
  • 34 Late-breaking abstracts accepted
  • 17 MDS Study Group abstracts accepted
  • 28 companies exhibited
  • 86 countries represented
  • 23 representatives from the press attended

 

2013, Sydney, Australia: 2,600 attendees 
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  • 100 Travel Grants awarded by MDS
  • 20 additional Travel Grants were provided by the MDS-AOS
  • 220 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 1,322 abstracts accepted
  • 44 Late-Breaking abstracts accepted
  • 13 MDS Study Group abstracts accepted
  • 25 companies exhibited
  • 2,600 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 75 countries represented
  • 19 representatives from the press attended

 

2012, Dublin, Ireland: 5,100 attendees 
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  • 151 Travel Grants presented
  • 182 faculty members participated in the Scientific Sessions
  • 1,598 posters and 38 late-breaking posters accepted
  • 41 companies exhibited
  • 5,100 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 82 countries represented
  • 22 representatives from the press attended

 

2011, Toronto, ON, Canada: 3,750 attendees
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2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina: 4,000 attendees
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2009, Paris, France: 5,000 attendees
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2008, Chicago, IL, USA: 3,650 attendees
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2007, Istanbul, Turkey: 3,200 attendees
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2006, Kyoto, Japan: 3,000 attendees
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2005, New Orleans, LA, USA: 2,200 attendees
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2004, Rome, Italy: 3,500 attendees
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2002 Miami, FL, USA: 2,700 attendees
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  • 2000: Barcelona, Spain - 2,440
  • 1998: New York, NY, USA - 2,900
  • 1996: Vienna, Austria - 2,200
  • 1994: Orlando, FL, USA - 1,700
  • 1992: Munich, Germany - 1,280
  • 1990: Washington, D.C., USA - 850

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