4th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

Welcome



Dear Colleagues,

During the MDS Congress in Stockholm, MDS Leadership met with the AOPMC Organizing Committee and Thai Representatives. The situation in Thailand was evaluated based on the current political environment and it was agreed that the AOPMC would continue as planned.

Safety of AOPMC participants is of utmost concern to MDS leadership and the AOPMC Organizing Committee will keep this in mind while planning the AOPMC in Pattaya.

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has also provided a local update on the current situation. There have been no political protests in Thailand since the military coup in May. Additionally, Pattaya is not a target for political demonstrations.

Some members of MDS have been to both Bangkok and Pattaya recently and have reported no local disturbances. As such, all preparations are being made for the AOPMC to proceed as planned. Updates from the TCEB, local organizers and MDS-AOS, if any, will be posted on the AOPMC homepage regularly to keep all participants informed. Should you have any questions or concerns, please kindly contact the MDS International Secretariat.

We encourage everyone to begin registration for the AOPMC and to submit your abstracts. The abstract submission deadline is August 1, 2014.

Thank you all for your consideration during this time and your contribution to the success of the 4th AOPMC. We look forward to welcoming you in Pattaya for this exciting educational program!

Best regards,

Louis Tan
Chair, Asian and Oceanian Section of the
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society  
                                                    

Roongroj Bhidayasiri
President, Thai Parkinson's Disease Society

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