Asian and Oceanian Section

Ambassador Program in the AOS

MDS Ambassador Program - Society of Bangladesh Neurologists Bi-Annual International Neurology Conference
Dhaka, Bangladesh

December 3-4, 2010

Prof. Heinz ReichmanParticipants in the sessionProf. Mohit Bhatt

Photo Captions: From left to right: Prof. Heinz Reichman (Speaker), Participants in the session, Prof. Mohit Bhatt(Speaker)

The Society of Neurologists of Bangladesh organizes International Neurology Seminar biannually. This year it was held in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, Dhaka on 03-04 December. First day of the seminar was on Movement Disorders. International speakers and experts were invited to speak on different topics on Movement Disorders. This year Dystonias and its management were highlighted and discussed. Professor Heinz Reichmann from Germany and Professor Mohit Bhatt from India were the two International speakers. They were sponsored by the Movement Disorder Society - Asian & Ocean1an Section (MDS-AOS) under the Ambassador program.

Professor Heinz Reichman spoke on the diagnosis and management of Dystonia and Professor Mohit Bhatt's topic was Phenomenology of Dystonia and Secondary Dystonias. Both the lectures were very informative. The session was interactive and the video clips shown by the speakers were well appreciated. The knowledge of the participants was enriched through the discussion on the topics. The seminar was well attended with 150 participants, consisting mainly of neurologists and residents in neurology.

We are thankful to the MDS-AOS especially to the chair Prof. Bhim Singhal and to Ms Catherine Breckenridge for their support.

Dr. N. B. Bhowmik
December 2010


MDS Ambassador Program - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
MDS Ambassador: Mohit Bhatt
May 21-23, 2010 Malaysia

The annual congress of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN) was held in Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia) from 21-23 May 2010. The major theme for this year’s congress was Movement Disorders. A panel of international and local Movement Disorders experts were invited to speak on a wide range of topics. The congress was well-attended, with about 300 participants, consisting mostly of neurologists and neurology trainees.

We were extremely fortunate to have Prof. Mohit Bhatt from Mumbai, India and Prof. Kailash Bhatia from London, UK as the main speakers. Prof. Mohit Bhatt’s visit was sponsored by The Movement Disorders Society, under the Ambassador Program. He gave three superb lectures on Wilson's disease, Oromandibular dyskinesia, and Movement Disorders Emergencies, and together with Prof. Bhatia provided stimulating discussion of cases presented by local neurologists during the “Video Rounds” session. The depth of the invited speakers’ experience and knowledge was very evident to all present, and we are very appreciative of the useful knowledge gained during the three-day conference.

The congress organizers are also very grateful to The Movement Disorder Society, and to Prof. Bhim Singhal, Dr. Louis Tan and Ms. Catherine Breckenridge, for the generous support provided.

Contributed by LIM Shen-Yang
June 2010
Photo (Left to right): Faculty for “Movement Disorders Day”: Drs. Lim, Shen-Yang (organizer and speaker), Norlinah Ibrahim (organizer and speaker), Mohit Bhatt (speaker and MDS Ambassador), Kailash Bhatia (speaker), Chris Chong (organizer and speaker), Tan, Kay Sin (MSN President), and Samuel Easaw (session chairperson).


Cebu City, Philippines
Movement Disorders in Focus
November 18-19, 2009 - Philippine Neurological Association
Annual Convention
Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu CityGreetings to MDS from the Movement Disorders Society of the Philippines (MDSP). We thank you for having officially accepted us into your folds as an MDS Affiliate Society.

Allow us to highlight the 1st MDSP national convention that focused on the indigenous disorder present in our The Philippines - DYT3 dystonia or X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism (XDP, also referred to as Lubag Disease).

XDP has been recognized for many years, but, for obvious lack of resources, research has been slow, in spite of the efforts of project leader (Dr. Lillian Lee) to circumvent the problem by collaborating with outside institutions. The MDSP feels that it is our responsibility to be keenly aware of the plight of XDP patients, and hopefully garner some outside interest for support in its research projects. Indeed the MDS, through the Asian-and-Oceanian-Section (MDS-AOS), provided a platform for this worthy cause by granting support to this national meeting, held in Cebu City, Philippines from November 18-19, 2009.

Dubbed "Movement Disorders in Focus," this educational activity was held in tandem with the annual scientific conventions of the Philippine Neurological Association (PNA) and the Child Neurology Society of the Philippines (CNSP). We aimed to educate and learn amongst ourselves the current state of XDP researches, amidst a panel of invited international Movement Disorder specialists and Filipino experts alike. The flavor of the meeting was capped by the presence of MDS President, Prof Phillip Thompson, who delivered the PNA Gilberto Gamez Memorial Lecture and participated through the MDS Ambassador Program.

Kindly browse through the program highlights below and click on the speaker names and presentation titles to see speaker affiliation and presentation abstracts.

Yours sincerely,

Raymond L. Rosales

Raymond L. Rosales, MD, PhD, FPNA, FPPA
President, MDSP

Roland Dominic Jamora

Roland Dominic Jamora, MD, FPNA
Vice President, MDSP/Overall Convention Chair



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