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Waived Dues Membership

Changes to MDS Waived Dues Membership

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is making several changes to the MDS Waived Dues Membership Category.

Beginning in 2020, the Waived Dues Membership Category will no longer exist. Your membership will still be available at no cost but will no longer be called Waived Dues. 

  • You will be invited to renew as a no-fee Regular member, no-fee Health Professional (Non-Physician) member, or one the other member types offered, such as Junior, Student and Retiree.  
  • Your membership will now need to be renewed each year. Even if your current expiration date is not until 2021 or 2022, you will still need to renew your membership for 2020.
  • Your MDS Membership Benefits will remain the same, which includes access to MDS peer-reviewed Journals, Rating Scales trainings, online educational resources, and a vast video library with patient cases, among other benefits.

Please watch for an email with further direction as to how to renew your dues coming in October.

If you have any questions, please email

Please refer to the MDS list of Lower-Income Countries to see if you are eligible to apply as a no-fee Regular member or a no-fee Health Professional (Non-Physician) member.
If you have questions regarding your membership category, please email

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