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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.

MDS Mission:

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

Membership categories include:

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

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$300 USD Annually - Apply Now
Applies to clinicians, other health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals in Movement Disorders.


No Fee* - Apply Now
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.

  Health Professional (Non-Physician)

$100/$175* USD Annually - Apply Now
Applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical/physiotherapists, music therapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, social workers, lab technicians, and research coordinators.

* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription of Movement Disorders for an additional fee.


No Fee* - Apply Now
Applies to medical students and undergraduate, master's, graduate-level, post-graduate, and PhD students in medicine and science. (Residents and Fellows are not eligible for Student Membership)

  Waived Dues

No fee* - Apply Now for Waived Dues Membership
Specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to join the Society. Individuals who reside in countries classified as "low-income," "lower-middle-income" or "upper-middle-income" economies by the World Bank are eligible.* Benefits include all member benefits except the print journal Movement Disorders. Waived Dues Members need to apply every three years in order to renew their membership.


Delegates of International and Regional Congresses, attendees of MDS reginal educational courses, and participants in MDS online training will receive one year of membership and member benefits immediately upon acceptance to the Society at no cost.

Learn more on the Associate Membership webpage. 

No Fee* – Apply Now

Applies to those who have obtained retiree status from the profession of clinician, faculty, health professional or researcher in the field of movement disorders. Retiree Members shall retain all listed member benefits except that they shall not hold elective office, have voting rights, nor receive the print journal. Further information may be requested of you if joining as a new member.

  Affiliate Societies

The Society invites other neurological organizations and groups specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of MDS to encourage research and enhance the education of physicians across the globe. 

Application Process

No application fee is required to file for Affiliate Membership status.

To become an MDS Affiliate Member, please complete an Interest Form.

Note: All executive members of your group or organization must be members of MDS.

Membership Benefits


*Health Professional (Non-Physician) Members may select to add the print subscription for an additional fee. Waived Dues, Junior, Student and Associate membership includes an online subscription only.

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


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