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Join thousands of professionals to share ideas and advance the clinical and scientific discipline of Movement Disorders.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) gathers thousands of the field's clinicians, researchers, trainees and industry supporters with an interest in the current research and approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders on an annual basis at its International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®. 

The purpose of the MDS International Congress is to share ideas, encourage interest among all those involved in the care and research of movement disorders, to participate in the activities of MDS, and to advance the related clinical and scientific discipline. 

It’s a tremendous intermixing of people across all levels of training — Bringing together people to meet as colleagues and to solve these problems together.

— Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH 

Join thousands of leading professionals from around the globe.

The 2022 in-person event has reached capacity, but registration for the Virtual Platform is now open. 

Register for virutal access

 

About the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

MDS is the leading professional society for Movement Disorders professionals worldwide, with 11,000+ members dedicated to improving the care through education and research.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

The assistance of our members, who work tirelessly to help further the Society's mission, enables MDS to educate and inform others around the world about the latest news, research, and advances in movement disorders.
 

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Purpose

The objective and mission of the Society shall be to:

  • Advance the neurological sciences pertaining to movement disorders
  • Improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients; to operate exclusively for scientific, scholarly and educational purposes
  • Encourage research; to provide forums, such as medical journals, scientific symposia and International Congresses
  • Share ideas and to advance the related clinical and scientific disciplines
  • Encourage interest and participation in the activities of the Society among healthcare and allied professionals and scientists
  • Collaborate with other related professional and lay organizations

 

Mission and Goals

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic Movement Disorders and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

  1. To disseminate knowledge about movement disorders by:
    • Providing educational programs for clinicians, scientists and the general public designed to advance scientific and clinical knowledge about movement disorders
    • Sponsoring International Congresses and Symposia on movement disorders
    • Collaborating with other international organizations and lay groups
    • Publishing journals, videos, and other collateral materials committed to high scientific standards and peer review
  2. To promote research into causes, prevention and treatment of Movement Disorders by:
    • Using the Society's influence and resources to enhance support for research
    • Facilitating the dissemination of information about research
    • Encouraging the training of basic and clinical scientists in movement disorders and related disorders
  3. For the purposes of favorably affecting the care of patients with movement disorders, the Society will provide expertise, advice and guidance to:
    • Regulatory agencies to assist them in the approval process of safe and effective therapeutic interventions
    • The public (media) and patient support groups by informing them of new research and therapeutic advances
    • Governments to assist them in the development of policies that affect support of research and patient care
    • Educational efforts to assist in developing standards of training in the specialty

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