Memory Disorders Research Society

MDRS is a by-invitation-only professional society dedicated to the study of memory.
are engaged in basic and clinical research into how memory works and why it fails.

The society meets annually.

The venue rotates each year, with a three-day meeting in autumn that is organized by a volunteer group of MDRS members from the host locale.

MDRS was founded in 1988 by Dr. Laird Cermak, then a Professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine at Boston University and Director of the Memory Disorders Research Center at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center. The inaugural meeting of MDRS was held in Boston the following year.