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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: September 27-29, 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
September 27-29, 2012

For the first time in Malaysia, a teaching course dedicated specifically to Movement Disorders was held in Kuala Lumpur on 28 and 29 September 2012, under the auspices of the Malaysian Movement Disorders Council (MDC). 250 people (mostly doctors, but also some allied health professionals and interested members of the public / Parkinson’s support community) attended the course. Faculty members included international experts (Emeritus Prof. Niall Quinn from Queen Square, London and Assoc. Prof. Susan Fox from the University of Toronto) and local neurologists with an interest in Movement Disorders (Drs. Lim Shen-Yang, Norlinah Md. Ibrahim, Santhi Datuk Puvanarajah and Shanti Viswanathan). The visit by Drs. Quinn and Fox was made possible by the generous support of the Movement Disorder Society (MDS), under the MDS Visiting Professor Program. Lunch symposia lectures were delivered by Drs. Jegan Thanabalan, Lee Moon Keen and Soo Hua Huat. Prior to the formal teaching course, an interactive case-based session was run by Drs. Norlinah, Lim, Shahrul Azmin Md. Rani and Tan Ai Huey, during which patients with interesting / complex movement disorder problems were brought in for examination and discussion by the Visiting Professors. In conjunction with the officiation of the teaching course, the 2012 Malaysian Consensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease was launched by Prof. Tan Sri Sharifah Hapsah, the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (the host institution). The event was a huge success and the organizers are very grateful to the Visiting Professors for their time, effort and good humour, and to the MDS. We also wish to record our sincere gratitude to Ms. Loh Hui Pin (MDC and teaching course secretariat) for providing invaluable administrative support, as well as industry partners for their financial assistance.

Photo (from left to right): Loh Hui Pin, Jegan Thanabalan, Shanti Viswanathan, Niall Quinn, Norlinah Md. Ibrahim, Lee Moon Keen, Susan Fox, Santhi Datuk Puvanarajah, Lim Shen-Yang, Chris Chong, and Soo Hua Huat).

Submitted by Dr. Lim Shen-Yang