MDS provides a waived dues program specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to join the Society. Individuals who currently reside in countries classified as "low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income" by the World Bank, among others, are eligible to apply. In addition to residing in an eligible country, applicants must also provide sufficient evidence of financial hardship.
List of Waived Dues Eligible Countries*
Benefits of Waived Dues Membership include:
*If the country in which you currently reside is not listed as eligible for Waived Dues membership, you may still apply for other membership categories. Click here for more information on other types of membership with MDS.
*If the country in which you currently reside is not listed as eligible, but you feel that you still may qualify for Waived Dues membership, please contact Cristin Henderson, Membership Manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming Soon - Changes to MDS Waived Dues Membership
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) will be 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 email@example.com.
Wiley, which publishes the Movement Disorders journal, participates in the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), which began in January 2002 under the WHO to provide journal access to the world's lowest income countries.
Click here to view the list of eligible countries for this initiative. In order to sign up, institutions must first register at the HINARI website. If they qualify, HINARI will send them more information on how to get started. Visit the HINARI website.