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Presidential Lectures 

The Presidential Lectures are a cornerstone of International Congress, inviting some of the field’s most esteemed honorees to share the research and topics that have most interested them through their storied careers.  

Each year, MDS recognizes exceptional contributions with two awards named for the co-founders of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. 

2023 Lecture Honorees:

Stanley Fahn Award Lecture
Caroline Tanner, USA

C. David Marsden Award Lecture
Andrew Singleton, USA

Cynthia Comella, MD, previous Presidential Lecture Awardee, speaks to the delegates.

A headshot of Stan Fahn
The Stanley Fahn Presidential Lecture Award

Recognizing an outstanding scholar and role-model clinician in the field of Movement Disorders. 

A headshot of C. David Marsden.
C. David Marsden Presidential Lecture Award

Recognizing an outstanding scholar and inspiring neuroscientist in the field of Movement Disorders.

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