Regional Sections Course Reports

AOS Educational Course on Movement Disorders - Guwahati, Assam, India

AOS Educational Course on Movement Disorders
Guwahati, Assam, India

February 18-20, 2011

An Educational Course on Movement Disorders was organized at GNRC Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India, on the 18th, 19th and 20th of February, 2011, in association with The Movement Disorder Society-Asian and Oceanian Section. Experts from China, Japan, and India jointly conducted the course.

The faculty comprised Prof. Yoshikuni Mizuno (Tokyo, Japan), Prof. Shu Leong Ho (Hong Kong, China), Prof, Rupam Borgohain (Hyderabad, India) and Dr. Vinay Goyal (New Delhi, India).

The purpose of the course was to enhance and develop the study and practice of medicine and research related to Movement Disorders. The format included educative lectures on movement disorders profusely interspersed with elegant and explanatory videos bought by the faculty. It covered the entire spectrum of Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders from basic science to clinical practice.

The three-day educational and scientific event was very well received in the Northeastern region of India. The audience of the CME included clinicians, health professionals, researchers as well as medical students with interest in movement disorders right from its beginning to the end. The course was interactive and the participation by delegates very encouraging. The participants were greatly benefited by the course wherein the purpose of improving quality of life and care of the patients with movement disorders was served.

The course organizers would like to acknowledge their deeply felt gratitude to The Movement Disorder Society-Asian and Oceanian Section for their constant cooperation and support to make this event a success.

Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah - February 24, 2011