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The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals interested in the field of Movement Disorders.

Our Mission:

To disseminate knowledge and promote research to advance the field of Movement Disorders.

Membership Categories:

Regular, Health Professional (Non-Physician), Junior, Student, Retiree, and Associate.

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Applies to clinicians, other health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals in Movement Disorders.

$300 USD Annually - Apply Now

$0 - No Fee Regular Membership for Applicants from Lower-Income Countries - Apply Now

Please refer to the MDS list of Lower-Income Countries to see if you are eligible.

Health Professional

Applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical/physiotherapists, music therapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, dietitians, genetic counselors, social workers, lab technicians, and research coordinators.

$100/$175* USD Annually - Apply Now

*Dues paying Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription of Movement Disorders for an additional fee of $75 USD.

$0 - No Fee Health Professional Membership for Applicants from Lower-Income CountriesApply Now

Please refer to the MDS list of Lower-Income Countries to see if you are eligible.


Applies to residents, fellows, and those training in healthcare or scientific research.
Status must be certified in writing by the member's employer or training facilitator. Applications received without a training verification letter will be placed on hold until documentation is received and verified.

$0 - No Fee - Apply Now


Applies to medical students and undergraduate, master's, graduate-level, post-graduate, and PhD students in medicine and science.

$0 - No Fee - Apply Now


Applies to those who have retired from the field of movement disorders in the profession of clinician, faculty, health professional or researcher.

Further information may be requested of you if joining as a new member.

$0 - No Fee - Apply Now


Delegates of International and Regional Congresses, attendees of MDS regional educational courses, and participants in MDS online training will receive an offer for one year of membership and member benefits at no cost. Learn more on the Associate Membership webpage

$0 - No Fee - Details will be emailed to you upon completion of an MDS event.


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Membership Benefits

**Health Professional (Non-Physician) Members may select to add the print subscription for an additional fee.

***Only Regular Members are eligible to vote in MDS leadership elections.

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