Asian and Oceanian Section

The Biannual Movement Disorder Society of Australia Conference
Melbourne, Australia - September 8-10, 2011

The Biannual Movement Disorder Society of Australia Conference was held in Melbourne, Australia from September 8-10, 2011 (http://www.mdsaconference.com.au/) and was endorsed by The Movement Disorder Society.

We were extremely fortunate and honored to have three outstanding international guest speakers: Professor Christopher Goetz from Chicago, Professor Alexander Munchau from Hamburg and Professor Sarah Tabrizi from London who, together with an excellent local Faculty, gave lectures on the theme of Hyperkinetic and Behavioral Movement Disorders as well as Parkinson's disease. Professor Goetz spoke on "The Phenomenology and Pathogenesis of Dyskinesias" and " Phenomenology, Pathophysiology and Management of Tardive Movement Disorders" , Professor Munchau on " Phenomenology and Pathogenesis of Tics and Tourette's Syndrome" and "Management of Tourette's Syndrome Including Deep Brain Stimulation", and Professor Tabrizi on "Huntington's Disease Phenocopies". The meeting was attended by almost 200 delegates and was suffused with a wonderful spirit of intellectual curiosity and debate, with stimulating interaction between speakers and audience.

The Movement Disorder Society of Australia (MDSA) would like to extend its thanks to the sponsors of this meeting, as well as the MDS for its Endorsement. The MDSA has over 100 members and will be co-hosting with the MDS-AOS an MDS Basic Movement Disorders Course as part of the combined meeting of the 13th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology and Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Annual Scientific Meeting in Melbourne in June 2012 (www.aocn2012.com/). The MDS 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders will of course take place in Dublin, Ireland after that meeting in June, 2012, and the MDSA is of course looking forward to welcoming you to the MDS 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, 2013!

Victor Fung, Carolyn Sue, David Williams