The International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders takes place in Philadelphia, PA, USA, September 13-17, 2020.


Join Us in Philadelphia

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), we are pleased to invite you to the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from September 13-17, 2020.

Philadelphia is one of North America’s largest and most iconic metropolises. It is a city rich with American cultural heritage, and home to many landmarks and symbols of the American Revolution, including the stately Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed by America’s Founding Fathers in 1776.

Philadelphia is a prosperous center of industry and education, named the “City of Brotherly Love” by one of its early settlers, the Quaker William Penn, who wanted to combine the teeming industry and growing population into a community of growth and endless prospects. Philadelphia is an international study destination, home of multiple Colleges and Universities and a vibrant Movement Disorders community.

For the 2020 International Congress in Philadelphia, we look forward to having our growing Society of clinicians, scientists, and healthcare professionals gather to emulate the industriousness and passion of this city, bringing together groundbreaking research on a variety of Movement Disorders topics, multidisciplinary approaches to care and therapeutics, and leading Movement Disorders education including, among the many offered sessions, hot topics, controversies, and our not-to-be-missed video challenge on rare cases to diagnose and treat.

As always, MDS promises invaluable networking opportunities, avenues to leadership, and stimulating discussions to fulfill the scientific mission of the Society.

We welcome you to Philadelphia.

With kind regards,


Claudia Trenkwalder
MDS President

Vincenzo Bonifati
Chair, Congress Scientific Program Committee

Matthew Stern
Chair, Congress Local Organizing Committee

Andrew Siderowf
Co-Chair, Congress Local Organizing Committee

Thank You for Attending

Thank you for attending the 2019 International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Nice, France.

Nice was a record-breaking International Congress year, with 6,000 delegates in attendance - the Society’s highest attendance numbers at a meeting to-date. The scientific faculty was comprised of over 160 of the world’s leading Movement Disorder specialists, and over 2,100 abstracts were accepted.

MDS saw an influx of participation from new voices in the Society at the Young Delegates Strategic Planning Meeting and Young Delegates Networking Events, and increased its participation of health professionals and other non-physician attendees at the successful Health Professionals Special Interest Group meeting.

MDS looks forward to seeing you in Philadelphia for the 2020 International Congress.

2019 International Congress By the Numbers

  • 6,000 total people registered (including press and exhibitors)
  • 106 countries represented
  • 250 Travel Grant awards awarded
  • 250 Travel Grant registrations awarded
  • 100 Waived Dues Registration Waivers awarded
  • 193 faculty members participated in the Scientific Program
  • 2,198 abstracts accepted
  • 22 Late-Breaking Abstracts presented
  • 23 abstracts presented on behalf of an MDS Study Group, MDS Task Force or formal MDS Committee
  • 38 companies and 12 non-profit organizations exhibited
  • 33 representatives from the press attended


Did you attend the 2019 International Congress?
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Please Note: CME must be claimed by November 26, 2019.

Participants must complete an evaluation for each session they attended to receive continuing education credit. Evaluations are located within their corresponding scientific sessions in the MDS Congress mobile app


2019 Abstracts and Late-Breaking Abstracts

Access more than 2,100 abstracts presented during the 2019 International Congress, or search past abstracts from the Meetings Archive or Abstracts Index.

View 2019 International Congress Abstracts

View 2019 International Congress Late-Breaking Abstracts

Movement Disorders Awareness 5k Run/Walk: Nice en Mouvement

Thank you for joining MDS at the Movement Disorders 5K Run/Walk in Nice

MDS hosted a Movement Disorders Awareness 5K Run/Walk at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, Saturday, September 21 at 18:00 to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders affecting patients around the world. Registration for the Run/Walk, in addition to the Congress registration fee and portions of the fee were donated to La Societe Francophone des Mouvements Anormaux (SOFMA).

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Meeting Theme

The theme for the 2020 International Congress is:

The Multidisciplinary Approach
to Movement Disorders

Important Dates

December 2, 2019
Abstract Submission Opens

March 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Closes

March 31, 2020
Registration Opens

July 15, 2020
Early Registration Deadline

August 13, 2020
Final Pre-Registration Deadline

September 13-17, 2020
International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®


Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA 19107

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

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