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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Resources for Health Professionals (Non-Physician)

Find tools to support your movement disorders patients across the entire care team.


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Health Professionals Special Interest Group

A forum for non-physician members of the interdisciplinary team to work together to advance care in movement disorders.

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Interdisciplinary Care Specialties

Find information about particular specilties that support patients with movement disorders. 

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Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology

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Tools for Non-Physician Health Professionals


Get Listed in the Specialist Finder

This unique global tool allows patients and their families to search for a movement disorder specialist in their area by name, geographic location, or expertise.

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Patient Education

Handouts in 30+ Languages 

MDS has compiled a series of downloadable PDF patient handouts on various movement disorder topics, translated into a variety of languages.

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Train the Trainer Program

Gain tools and resources to become a Trainer and lead education programs for other professionals in your region.

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Telemedicine Resources

Discover articles, courses, reviews and more to improve patient care through telemedicine.  

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Multidiciplinary Courses


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Articles, podcasts, videos and more related to multidisciplinary care.


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World Awareness Days


World Parkinson's Day 

MDS brings people around the world together each year on April 11 for World Parkinson's Day. 

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World Movement Disorders Day

Boost awareness about some of the most challenging disorders on November 29.

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Related MDS Groups 

MDS is actively working to advance the science related to interdisciplinary care for movement disorders patients. 

Health Professionals Special Interest Group

A forum for non-physician members of the interdisciplinary team to work together to advance care in movement disorders.

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LEAP Leadership Program

A leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.

Task Force on Wellness

The Wellness Task Force aims to create a framework for systematically addressing wellness in PD defined as the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health combining motor and non-motor benefits. 

Management of Movement Disorders: Interdisciplinary and Integrated Care Study Group

The Study Group on Management of Movement Disorders aims to examine existing models of interdisciplinary care, identify problems and explore best practices for interdisciplinary care in PD.

Technology Study Group

The Technology Study Group aims to maximize the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of technology in the care of patients with movement disorders.

MDS Young Members Group

Our mission is to further develop the network of outstanding young members who have an interest in the field of Movement Disorders.

Voice, Speech, and Swallowing Movement Disorders Study Group

Speech Impairment in Movement Disorders Study Group aims to share clinical and research experience across the world in all aspects of communication and swallowing difficulties of patients with movement disorders.

Non-Motor Parkinson's Disease Study Group

The MDS Non-Motor PD Study Group aims to collect new and novel patient and carer reported information on non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and develop new and novel NMS instruments for use in clinics.

Women in Movement Disorders Special Interest Group

The Women in Movement Disorders Special Interest Group aims to create a network of MDS women (neurologists, scientists and other health care professionals) who lead successful professional and/or research teams and promote research collaborations and academic exchange.

Palliative Study Group

The Palliative Study Group is tasked with reviewing evidence, developing clinical guidelines to manage, and educating to raise awareness about the palliative and end of life treatment needs for people living with movement disorders.



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