Asian and Oceanian Section

Welcome from the Chair

Asian Oceanian Section

Nobutaka HattoriNobutaka Hattori, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan
MDS-AOS Chair


February 2017

As Chair of the MDS-AOS, I am inviting current MDS members to help in cultivating new members. The MDS-AOS region aims to grow our membership, particularly encouraging younger members, as well as increasing membership from countries that are underrepresented in the Society.

MDS is excited to add a new membership initiative for Junior Members.  Free Junior membership will now be available to those who are residents, fellows, and training in healthcare or scientific research. To learn more about Junior membership please visit the MDS Membership web page.

In 2017, the MDS-AOS is planning many Outreach Programs including programs in Malaysia, Philippines, and the Middle East.  To learn more about the Outreach Programs please visit the Outreach Education web page.

The MDS-AOS is also planning several Live Courses in 2017, to be held in Australia, Japan, and People’s Republic of China, as well as the Middle East. Stay up to date on the latest information regarding these educational programs on the MDS Education web page.

If you have ideas to contribute to the MDS-AOS, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail, or our Secretariat liaison, Stephanie Dernek.

We look forward to working with you!

With best regards,


Nobutaka Hattori
Chair, MDS-AOS

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