- I have recently attended an MDS activity. Do I qualify for your free membership offer?
In order to qualify for (free) Associate Membership, you would need to have not held an MDS Membership anytime in the last 5 years and have recently attended an eligible MDS activity. If you qualify, you should expect to receive an email from the International Secretariat, one month following the activity, with instructions for joining MDS at no cost.
Visit our Upcoming Courses page for a list of MDS activities and contact the International Secretariat to confirm the course you are attending is eligible for the Associate Member offer.
- How can I get added to the Movement Disorders Specialist Finder?
In order to appear on the Movement Disorders Specialist Finder, you would need to be a current MDS Regular Member, have a primary role identified that is not Industry, Fellow, nor Student and have specified you see patients (not including Pediatric), as well as, practice in Parkinson’s Disease.
If you meet the aforementioned minimum criteria and do not currently see yourself listed, please login to the Members Only Section of the MDS website and select ‘My Profile’ to update this information within the ‘Professional’ tab.
- What is MDS and why should I join?
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society composed of Clinicians, Scientists, and other Health Professionals who are interested in Parkinson’s disease and other related Movement Disorders.
You should consider joining if you enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest information in the field via email, newsletters, peer-reviewed journals, or attending courses online or in person. Membership with MDS is a great way to further integrate into the field and expand your global interdisciplinary network.
The MDS Membership directory acts as a quick tool to connect with a colleague; otherwise, you may consider attending one of our upcoming courses or the annual International Congress. Members receive discounted rates to live courses, but may also continue their education online (free) within our new E-Learning Portal.
Membership with MDS also affords individuals to have a real impact on the development of their profession. Members have opportunities to expand networks by connecting with colleagues, exchanging ideas and sharing expertise on patient care and research in the field.
Members meet throughout the year to discuss relevant trends affecting the field, submit speaking topics and educational course proposals, and nominate peers for specialized projects.
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- How do I get involved in the Movement Disorders community?
If you are not yet a member of MDS, please consider joining today to start getting involved in the Movement Disorders Community.
Members of MDS meet across a variety of platforms to discuss relevant trends affecting the field, submit speaking topics, recommend educational course proposals, and nominate peers for specialized projects.
Members looking for ways to get further involved may wish to consider joining an MDS Special Interest Group (SIG). SIG Members have opportunities to expand networks by connecting with colleagues sharing similar interests, exchanging ideas and sharing expertise on patient care and research in the field.
We strongly encourage you to stay up-to-date by ‘opting in’ to Society communications, announcements, and newsletters. You may update your subscriber selections on the ‘Communications’ tab of ‘My Profile’ after logging into the Members Only Section on the MDS Website.
- How do I contact other members of MDS?
The Online MDS Membership Directory is a valuable networking resource available to members only. The directory is searchable by name, city, state, or country. Members may access this after logging into the Members Only Section on the MDS website.
If you would like to access this tool and are not yet a member of MDS, please consider joining today.