International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) 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.

The objective of the Society shall be to advance the neurological sciences pertaining to Movement Disorders; to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients; to operate exclusively for scientific, scholarly and educational purposes; to encourage research; to provide forums, such as medical journals, scientific symposia and International Congresses, for sharing ideas and for advancing the related clinical and scientific disciplines and to encourage interest and participation in the activities of the Society among healthcare and allied professionals and scientists; and to collaborate with other related professional and lay organizations.

The spectrum of clinical disorders represented by the Society includes but is not limited to:

  • Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea, Huntington's disease
  • Ataxia
  • Tremor and essential tremor
  • Myoclonus and startle
  • Tics and Tourette syndrome
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Stiff person syndrome
  • Gait disorders
  • Spasticity

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