Help Tourism Vancouver welcome 3,500+ delegates attending the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, June 4 – June 8, 2017.

What is the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS)? MDS gathers thousands of the field's clinicians, researchers, trainees and industry supporters on an annual basis at its International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. The purpose of the MDS International Congress is to share ideas, encourage interest among all those involved in the care and research of Movement Disorders, to participate in the activities of MDS and to advance the related clinical and scientific discipline.

Conference Website

Preliminary Program

Event: 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Dates: June 4 – June 8, 2017

Event Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building

Anticipated Attendance: 3,500+ delegates

Social Media links: #MDSCONGRESS2017 | @movedisorder

MDS Video Challenge: (10th anniversary) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of this unique case study presentation. A world-renowned panel of Movement Disorders experts will guide participants through unique Movement Disorder cases that were received from all over the world. Awards will be presented for the most interesting and challenging cases. The goal of this session is for attendees to learn from a series of unusual and interesting patients, and to see how senior experts approach a challenging case.

Meals: Delegates are on their own for meals each day.

Airport Heavy arrival day: Friday, June 3 - Saturday June 4

Airport Heavy departure day: Friday June 9

Conference Hotels: Pan Pacific Vancouver, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

Delegate Services Information Desk:

Tourism Vancouver will have staff on site at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building to assist with city information, restaurant reservations, attraction, activity suggestions and tours.

Thank you for helping us to give a warm west coast welcome to this convention group!

If you have any questions about this conference group, please contact Susan Graham, Client Manager, Convention Services at 604.631.2838 or email