Asian and Oceanian Section


Welcome from the Chair

Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP, FRCPI
Chulalongkorn Center of Excellence on Parkinson's Disease & Related Disorders
Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to the MDS-AOS. The MDS-AOS facilitates communication and knowledge about movement disorders within the Asian and Oceanian region.

In alignment with the 2019-2021 goals of the MDS-AOS Strategic Plan, the AOS seeks to increase MDS membership in the region; diversity within MDS leadership, committees, and faculty. In addition to increasing visibility of the MDS-AOS within MDS as a whole; strategic development of the field of movement disorders in the Middle East; and to increase educational programs in the MDS-AOS.

In fulfillment of those goals, MDS-AOS supports local meetings and events through our outreach program, and develops regional education courses on movement disorders in different countries throughout the Asian and Oceanian section. Biannually the MDS-AOS hosts the Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress (AOPMC), with the last congress in Hangzhou 2019 and the next AOPMC in Tokyo in March 18-20, 2021.

Best regards,

Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Chair, MDS-AOS


MDS-AOS Education

AOS_VTGMDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant Program
The AOS Visiting Trainee Grant program offers a special opportunity for one resident, fellow, or recent graduate of a program in neurology to receive a grant to travel outside his or her home country for a traineeship in movement disorders. 

The MDS Outreach Programs are specifically designed to bring movement disorders education to those areas of the world where it is most needed and often least available.

MDS LEAP was established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.




MDS-AOS Leadership

The AOS Visiting Trainee Grant program offers a special opportunity for one resident, fellow, or recent graduate of a program in neurology to receive a grant to travel outside his or her home country for a traineeship in movement disorders. 

MDS-AOS Officers, Executive Committee, Education Committee





MDS-AOS Resources

Middle East Working GroupMiddle East Working Group
The Middle East Working Group (MEWG) was created to provide a forum for discussion of movement disorder topics of interest for Middle East members and to direct education efforts when assigned by the AOS Leadership. 


MDS_JAPANESE_EDMovement Disorders Japanese Edition (日本語版)
This publication is supported by an educational grant from Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. for the purpose of furthering medical education in Japan.

AOPMC attendees.Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
The Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress (AOPMC) occurs every two years as a forum to further develop the field of Movement Disorders in the region.

MDS provides financial support opportunities for educational programming.MDS Regional Section Travel Grants and Support Opportunities
Learn more about MDS's financial support opportunities for educational programming.



MDS-AOS Affiliate Societies

MDS invites other neurological organizations and groups specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of the Society to encourage research and enhance the education of physicians across the globe.

All-Russian Society of Neurologists

Alla B. Guekht, MD, PhD
Vice President
Movement Disorders Division of the All-Russian Society of Neurologists
Russian State Medical Center
Prospect Mira 118A, Apt. 46
Moscow, 129164
Tel: +7095-2874966
Fax: +7902-1888427

Egyptian Network for Neurodegenerative Disorders (ENND)

Abdelhaleem Tantawy, MD, PhD
ENND President
Mansoura University

Mohamed Salama, MD, PhD
ENND Scientific Coordinator

Ali Shalash, MD
ENND Clinical Coordinator

Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society

Yuk-Fai Nelson Cheung, FRCP, MPH, FHKAM
Department of Medicine
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Hong Kong, SAR

Israeli Movement Interest Group

Prof. Ruth Djaldetti
Contact: Oshrat Nadler
Tel: +972 3 697 21 42
Fax: +972 3 697 41 53

Korean Movement Disorder Society (KMDS)

Yun Joong Kim MD, PhD
President, Korean Movement Disorders Society
Professor, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, South Korea

Moroccan Neurological Society Movement Disorders Group

Wafa Regragui, MD, President
Hopital Des Specialities
Service De Neurologie B
BP 6220 Rabat Instituts
Rabat, 10 000

Movement Disorders Council of Malaysia

Prof. Lim Shen Yang, Secretary
University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)
Neurology Laboratory, 5th Floor (Main Block)
Kuala Lumpur, 50603

Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand

Barry Snow, MD
Department of Neurology
Auckland Hospital
Private Bag 92024
Auckland, NZ
President, Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand

Movement Disorders Society of India (MDSI)

Pramod Kumar Pal, MBBS, MD, DNB, DM, Secretary
Professor of Neurology
National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
Bangalore, India  560029

Movement Disorder Society of Japan

Mr. Nobuhiko Takeda, Executive Assistant
The Association for Supporting Academic Societies
5-3-13-4F Otsuka, Bunkyou-ku
Tokyo 112-0012

Movement Disorder Society of the Philippines (MDSP)

Raymond L. Rosales, MD, PhD, President
University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Movement Disorders Society of Sri Lanka (MDSSL)

Bimsara Senanayake MBBS, MD, FRCP (London), FCCP
Convener, MDSSL
Department of Neurology
Colombo South Teaching Hospital
Colombo 10350
Sri Lanka

Taiwan Movement Disorder Society

Ruey-Meei Wu, MD, PhD, Standing Supervisor
Department of Neurology
National Taiwan University Hospital
No. 7 Chung-Shan S Road
Taipei 100
Fax: +886 2 23413935


MDS-AOS Collaborations

The MDS-AOS collaborates with the following entities on various initiatives within the regional section.

Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand


MDS-Endorsed Biannual Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society of India


World Parkinson Day in Mumbai, India

Movement Disorder Society of Japan


7th Congress of MDSJ

Movement Disorder Society of Philippines

History of The Movement Disorder Society of the Philippines 

Parkinson's Disease Society Singapore


World Parkinson's Celebration in Singapore

Taiwan Movement Disorder Society


History of the Taiwan Movement Disorder Society

Thai Parkinson Disease-Movement Disorders Society

History of the Thai Parkinson Disease-Movement Disorders Society

Upcoming AOPMC


March 18-20, 2021
Tokyo, Japan

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Upcoming MDS-AOS Regional Education Courses

MDS-AOS Rare Movement Disorders

March 6-7, 2020
Bengaluru, India

Contact Us

Stephanie Jensen
MDS-AOS Program Manager
International Secretariat
555 E. Wells St, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: +1 414 276-2145
Fax: +1 414 276-3349


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