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The Movement Disorders Society (MDS) – WISCONSIN
The Movement Disorder Society was founded in 1985 on the initiative of Professors Stanley Fahn and C. David Marsden, whose leadership and vision guided the expansion of clinical expertise and research in this field. This not-for-profit organization merged in 1992 with the International Medical Society for Motor Disturbances. Publication of the journal Movement Disorders began in 1986, and the first International Congress was held in 1990.
Their Mission and Goal is to disseminate knowledge about Movement Disorders, Promote Research into causes, prevention and treatment, provide expertise, advice and guidance.
The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is an international 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 spectrum of clinical disorders represented by the Society includes but is not limited to:
- Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism
- Chorea, Huntington's disease
- Tremor and Essential Tremor
- Myoclonus and Startle
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Stiff Person syndrome
- Gait disorders