Movement disorders are some of the most complex diseases to treat, diagnose and understand. In order to increase global awareness of this sub-specialty among healthcare professionals and the general population, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is launching the first World Movement Disorders Day on November 29, 2022.
To increase awareness and honor this day, MDS will present an educational social media campaign throughout the month, leading up to a live virtual event with leading movement disorders experts on November 29. This date is of particular significance and was chosen to honor French neurologist, Jean-Martin Charcot, who is considered by many to be a pivotal influence on the study of movement disorders.
“Movement Disorders include a variety of complex medical conditions that affect a large and growing number of people,” said Francisco Cardoso, MDS President. “By increasing awareness of these difficult-to-diagnose diseases, it will be possible for more people to connect with professionals who have the specialized knowledge to provide proper diagnosis and management. We hope that many partners will join us in observing this new annual event.”
About the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), an international society of over 11,000 clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research.
[Source(s): The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, PRWeb]