Please Join Us

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), we are pleased to formally invite you to attend the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 4-8, 2017.

The city of Vancouver is home to a vast multicultural population, endless activities, and amazing scenery. It is definitely a city which takes full advantage of its great location, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal mountain range, giving the city an amazing backdrop no matter where you look.

Each year, the International Congress attracts delegates from around the world who come to learn about the latest research and perspectives, to listen to world renowned speakers, and to be exposed to the most up-to-date information in the field of Movement Disorders.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver and hope you will take advantage of the many exciting educational opportunities the 2017 International Congress offers.

With kind regards,





Oscar Gershanik
International Parkinson
and Movement
Disorder Society





Christine Klein
Chair, Congress
Scientific Program





A. Jon Stoessl
Co-Chair, Congress
Scientific Program


International Congress Abstract Submission Now Open

The Abstract submission process for the 21st International Congress opens October 1, 2016. The deadline for 2017 abstract submissions is January 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM (CDT).  Late submissions will not be accepted. Please visit the Abstracts tab for full eligibility information and submission instructions.

Submit an Abstract


International Congress Travel Grant Application Now Open

The 21st International Congress is offering Travel Grants and waived registration fees in partial support of delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the International Congress in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Travel Grant application submission process opens October 1, 2016. Please visit the Travel Grants tab for full eligibility information and submission instructions.

To qualify for an International Congress Travel Grant, you must be the first author on a submitted abstract. If you are applying for a Travel Grant, you must submit your own abstract – do not have someone else submit on your behalf.

Please note: Registration for the 21st International Congress will open November 1, 2016.

Important Dates

October 1, 2016
Abstract Submissions Open
Travel Grant Submissions Open

November 1, 2016
Registration and Housing Open

January 6, 2017
Abstract Submissions Close
Travel Grant Submissions Close

April 3, 2017
Early Registration Deadline

May 2, 2017
Final Pre-Registration Deadline

June 4-8, 2017
21st International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Sponsorship/Exhibit Information

For more information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please click here to view the Support Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus.


Vancouver Convention Centre – WEST
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

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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