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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Volunteer leaders working together across the globe to advance the MDS mission. 

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Be part of shaping the field by serving on one of the many MDS leadership bodies driving advancement worldwide. 

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Central Leadership

The activities and management of the Society are overseen by the Central Leadership, which includes the Officers and 10 International Executive Committee (IEC) members.

Central Leadership roles, including regional leaders, are voted on every other year in a Society-wide election process

Regional Sections

MDS Regional Sections facilitate global representation for the Society, enabling us to understand and address issues that vary across geographic location. Each Section's leadership is comprised of Officers, an Executive Committee and an Education Committee. 


Asian and Oceanian (AOS)

AOS Leadership
About AOS 

African (AS)

AS Leadership
About AS

European (ES)

ES Leadership
About ES

Pan American (PAS)

PAS Leadership
About PAS

Group Leadership Bodies

MDS convenes more than 50 dedicated volunteer groups to advance the society's mission. 


Permanent entities that that fulfill the clinical and scientific mission of the Society or run the business of the Society.

About Committees

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Forums for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to their focus area.

About SIGs

Task Forces

Appointed by the MDS President, with support from the Officers, to complete a specific mandate.

About Task Forces

Study Groups

Seek to collaboratively study a specific aspect of movement disorders.

About Study Groups

Program Steering Committees


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Clinical Outcome Assessments Program Committees

The COA committees oversee all aspects of the assessments program.

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LEAP Steering Committee

The LEAP Steering Committee helps oversee the leadership program for young members.

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Publication Editorial Boards


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Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders, the official Journal of MDS, is a highly read and referenced journal covering all topics of the field - both clinical and basic science.

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Movement Disorders Clinical Practice

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society publishes a quarterly online journal called Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.

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Moving Along Newsletter

MDS's quarterly newsletter, providing up-to-date information on Movement Disorder advancements, announcements and other news.

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Hear from leading movement disorder researchers about their roles in and perspectives on relevant developments in the field.

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MDS also collaborates with dozens of affiliates across the globe. Leadership groups are supported by the MDS International Secretariat

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