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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

World Parkinson's Day

MDS advocates for Parkinson’s disease throughout the world, while promoting our mission to disseminate knowledge and promote research to favorably affect the care of patients.

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Thank you to everyone who tuned in from around the world on April 11, 2022, to help us celebrate World Parkinson's Day!

2022 Event Videos

Watch the full recordings of the MDS World Parkinson's Day celebration, including tips and exercises for people with Parkinson's:

Eastern Hemisphere Recording

Western Hemisphere Recording



Bonus tips 

View sections: 

Tips for people with PD

Exercise tips  

Event hashtags


As an MDS initiative, please use the hashtag #MDS4Parkinsons to showcase what MDS members are doing around the world to mark this occasion.

#uniteforparkinsons #careforparkinsons #energizeandempower 


MDS is partnering with other organizations to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease by using the hashtag #UniteforParkinsons. For World Parkinson’s Day, April 11, and throughout the month, please use this hashtag on social media to voice your support of the Parkinson’s community.

Other Resources

Movement Disorders Specialist Directory
The Movement Disorders Specialist Directory is a free online tool that allows patients to search for a specialist by name, geographic location, or expertise.

Movement Disorders Handouts for Patients (downloadable PDFs)
MDS has compiled a series of downloadable patient handouts (as PDFs) on various movement disorder topics to be shared with patients. Handouts are available in more than 30 languages.

Share Your Spark Movement

A global alliance of Parkinson’s organizations from more than 80 countries mobilizing the community to spark change this World Parkinson’s Day. 

The Parkinson Tulip

In 1980, J.W.S. Van der Wereld, a Dutch horticulturalist with Parkinson’s disease (PD), developed a red and white tulip to honor Dr. James Parkinson. At the 9th World Parkinson’s Disease Day Conference in Luxembourg on April 11, 2005, the red tulip was launched as the official symbol of PD.

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