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Honorary Membership Award Nominations

The deadline has passed.

Up to two (2) honorary members may be recognized each year for extraordinary contributions to the field of movement disorders or to the Society. Honorary Members are entitled to lifetime membership in the Society.

To be eligible, a nominee must have contributed extraordinarily to clinical or basic movement disorders research or otherwise have rendered extraordinary services to the cause of movement disorders. Awards are presented during the MDS International Congress.

Previous Honorees

2023 - Irene Litvan, Nobutaka Hattori
2022 - Pablo Martinez-Martin, Marie Vidailhet
2021 - K. Ray Chaudhuri, Kapil Sethi
2020 - Khalish Bhatia, Caroline Tanner 
2019 - Oscar Gershanik, José Obeso
2018 - Cynthia Comella, Matthew Stern 
2017 - Susan Bressman, Werner Poewe
2016 - Günther Deuschl, Pierre Pollak
2015 - C. Warren Olanow, Anne Young
2014 - Anthony Lang, William Weiner
2013 - Joseph Jankovic, John Nutt

2012 - Mark Hallett, Eduardo Tolosa
2011 - John GL Morris, Masaya Segawa
2010 - Ann Graybiel, Andrew Lees
2009 - Yoshikuni Mizuno, Ira Shoulson
2008 - Alim Benabid, Mahlon DeLong
2007 - Eldad Melamed, Ali H. Rajput
2006 - Niall Quinn, Patrick McGeer
2005 - Peter Jenner, Thomas Chase (Career Award)
2004 - Roger C. Duvoisin, Hiroshi Shibasaki, Yves Agid (Career Award)
2002 - Stanley Fahn, Oleh Hornykiewicz, Gerald Ster

Previous Presidential Awardees

In addition to the Honorary Member Awards, the Presidential Honorary Membership Award acknowledges MDS Past-Presidents for their years of commitment and contributions as President and terms as an Officer of MDS. 

2022 - Claudia Trenkwalder
2021 - Christopher Goetz
2021 - Philip Thompson

Thank you for your participation in this important MDS activity. Please contact the MDS International Secretariat at with any questions.

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