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MDS-AOS Early Onset Parkinson's Disease in the Asia Oceanian Region: Current Understanding and Therapeutic Strategies

CME Credits:0Date:Apr 29, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023

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Program Description

The MDS-AOS Early Onset Parkinson's Disease in the Asia Oceanian Region: Current Understanding and Therapeutic Strategies course is a two-day virtual course with comprehensive discussions on the epidemiology, unique clinical features, genetic underpinnings and medical and surgical management in EOPD, with special focus on AOS region...


  • Basic/Translational Neuroscience
  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Tools
  • Epidemiology & Environment
  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Other
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Directors

Pramod Pal, MBBS, MD, DM, FRCP – National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India

Norlinah Ibrahim, MD – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bandar Tun Razak, Malaysia


To be announced...

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to focus on the age at onset (AAO) of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been reported to vary in different geographic regions and in general is earlier in Asia-Oceanian (AOS) region. In addition, there is a higher prevalence of Early-onset Parkinson’s disease (EOPD) [AAO between 21-50 years] in AOS.  The profile of motor and non-motor symptoms in EOPD are often different from late-onset PD.  Genetic causes are being increasingly identified in EOPD and management of EOPD is also more challenging.

Registration Fees

Members: Free

Non-Members: $50 USD

*Non-members wishing to apply for MDS Membership to receive the MDS Member rate for this course will need to apply for membership no later than 2 weeks in advance of session.

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Interactive Sessions

Saturday, April 29, 2023 – Sunday, April 30, 2023

Pre-recorded didactic lectures will be streamed over two days with live case discussions and panel discussions with faculty.

To see a detailed schedule, please click below. 

MDS-AOS Early Onset Parkinson's Disease - Preliminary Program.pdf

Day 1: Saturday, April 29, 2023: 8:00 – 13:10 (IST)

Day 2: Sunday, April 30, 2023: 8:00 – 13:10 (IST)

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to: 

  1. Clinical approach to the diagnosis of EOPD and its mimics 
  2. Identify various genetic causes of EOPD.
  3. Practical aspects in the management of EOPD, taking into account genetic contribution
  4. Acquire skills to address and manage unique motor and non-motor features of EOPD
  5. Develop interest in epidemiological and research studies in EOPD within the Asia Oceanic Region

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for: Movement Disorder Specialists, Clinical Research Fellows, Movement Disorders Fellows, Neurology Residents and Basic Science Researchers.

Hardware and Software Requirements

  1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
  2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
  3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
  4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
  5. Adobe Reader to print certificate. 

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