Please Join Us in Vancouver

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


Registration and Housing Now Open

Registration for the 21st International Congress in Vancouver is now open.

A block of rooms is being held for delegates of the International Congress at various hotels in Vancouver. Accommodations are limited, so please reserve your room as soon as possible.

Please note: Registration and Housing are both done through the registration system this year. You do not need to reserve a hotel room in order to register; however, you must be a registered delegate in order to reserve your hotel room.

Mobile App Now Available!

Download the MDS Congress Mobile App

Plan your schedule, learn about exhibitors, connect with your colleagues and more through the new MDS Congress app. Download by June 1 for a chance to win a gift from MDS in Vancouver! Ten winners will be randomly selected and contacted with further details on June 2. Learn more.





Accreditation Statement

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CPD activities held in Canada developed by accredited CPD physician organizations recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medicine Education are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Credit Designation

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Meeting Theme

of Basal Ganglia Disorders:
From Cell to System to Patient

New in 2017!

MDS is pleased to introduce a number of new things to experience at the Vancouver International Congress. All delegates are encouraged to take advantage of as many of these opportunities as they can.
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First Time Attending the MDS International Congress?

MDS is excited to welcome you to Vancouver. We have compiled some useful information as you prepare for your trip, just for first-time attendees.

Learn more here

Parkinson Canada Presents
Annual Donald Calne Lecture

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 Donald Calne Lecture is awarded to Dr. Andrew Lees. Dr. Lees is a professor of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and University College London.

Dr. Lees was responsible for the introduction of the use of apomorphine to treat advanced complications of Parkinson's disease including dyskinesias and complications of the use of levodopa. In 2006 Dr. Lees received the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Life Time Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.  In 2012 he was awarded the Dingebauer Prize by the German Society of Neurology for his outstanding achievement in the field of Movement Disorders.

Dr. Lees’ lecture will take place in conjunction with the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders on Sunday, June 4, 2017 (13:00-14:30) in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Location: East Convention Building, Meeting Level, Room 11 & 12.

This event requires separate registration with Parkinson Canada.  Visit to register. Contact Kathy Emirzian at 1 (800) 565-3000, ext.  3309 or e-mail


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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