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

The 2020 International Congress is still scheduled for September 13-17, 2020. MDS is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and the organizers plan for registration to open on May 1, 2020.


2020 MDS Video Challenge

Letter of Intent submissions are now open for the MDS Video Challenge at the 2020 International Congress in Philadelphia.

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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
Claudia Trenkwalder
MDS President

Vincenzo Bonifati
Vincenzo Bonifati
Chair, Congress Scientific Program Committee

Matthew Stern
Matthew Stern
Chair, Congress Local Organizing Committee

Andrew Siderowf
Andrew Siderowf
Co-Chair, Congress Local Organizing Committee


Did you attend the 2019 International Congress in Nice, France?

To apply for a Certificate of Attendance to the International Congress, click button below.
Please note: To obtain your Certificate of Attendance, you will need your Registration ID.

Certificate of Attendance

Meeting Theme

The theme for the 2020 International Congress is:

The Combined Multidisciplinary Approach
to Movement Disorders

Important Dates

December 2, 2019
Abstract Submission Opens

March 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Closes

May 1, 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
119 North Broad 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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