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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS)

All MDS members residing in the MDS-AOS region are automatically members of the MDS-AOS Regional Section, which provides local support and connections. 

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  Welcome from MDS-AOS Chair Shen-Yang Lim

Shen-Yang Lim, MBBS, MD, FRACP FASc
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

It is my pleasure, as MDS-Asian & Oceanian Section Chair, to welcome you to the MDS-Asian & Oceanian Section. 

MDS is the premier organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge and understanding about Movement Disorders. Importantly, the Society and its leaders have a global outlook and outreach, and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. My first involvement with the MDS was participating at the MDS International Congress in Kyoto, Japan, in 2006. Since then, I have had the honour and enjoyment to serve in various capacities within the Society, including as the MDS-AOS Education Chair from 2015-17 and MDS-AOS Secretary from 2017-19. Over the years, I have always been struck by how friendly and collegial people are within the Movement fraternity, and how truly fortunate we all are to be able to interact, share experiences, make friends, and collaborate with support from the Society. 

The MDS-AOS will continue to provide high-quality and relevant in-person and online education to our constituents within the Society, and beyond. Colleagues in movement disorders and neuroscience, including (and especially) trainees, young neurologists, and allied health specialists are warmly welcome to participate, both as teachers and learners. Additionally, we continue to encourage engagement with the Asian & Oceanian network of national movement disorder societies (MDS Affiliate Member Societies). 

During my term, I hope to capitalize on the talents of the AOS Executive and Education Committees, to build upon the successes of existing educational and training programs. We will work together to prioritize opportunities for Movement Disorders research and research collaborations, within and beyond the region. I hope you agree that this is a crucial next step for the AOS family, and I thank you in advance for your support.

If you are a current MDS member, thank you for being a part of this organization! If you are not yet an MDS member, I invite you to join today. There are many membership options available, with several being free. For more information, or to renew your membership, please visit the MDS Membership webpage.

Thank you for your continued interest and engagement in MDS and MDS-AOS activities. I welcome your input and feedback at any time. Please contact MDS-AOS Regional Manager, Emily Santeler at for my contact information.

With best regards,

Shen-Yang Lim, MBBS, MD, FRACP FASc

  Mission & Objectives

The mission of MDS-AOS is to represent and promote the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) in Asia and Oceania. Membership of MDS-AOS is open to all members of MDS within the Asian and Oceanian region.

All those with an interest in the field of Movement Disorders, who live within the region, are strongly encouraged to join the Society and thereby participate in the development of this venture. The MDS website lists the various membership categories available.

MDS-AOS aims to facilitate communication between clinicians and researchers in the region; disseminate updated knowledge about Movement Disorders; improve quality of life and independence of movement disorders patients and caregivers; and promote research in Movement Disorders within the region. MDS-AOS is honored to represent the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society in the Asian and Oceanian region.

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MDS General Education Secretariat

MDS-AOS Programs and Resources

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MDS-AOS Regional Courses

View upcoming educational programs developed to meet the needs of the MDS-AOS.

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Outreach Education

Apply for funding to support local movement disorders education.

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LEAP Leadership Program

A leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.

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Middle East Working Group

A forum for discussion & directing education efforts in Middle East countries.

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Movement Disorders in Asia Study Group

Promotes the research of unique and under studied movement disorders in Asia.

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Train the Trainer Program

Gain tools and resources to become a Trainer and lead regional education programs.

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MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant Program

Funding to receive valuable movement disorders training in another country.

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Japanese Edition (日本語版)

This publication is supported by an educational grant from Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.

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MDS-AOS Social Media Subcommittee

Promotes regional events and news via an MDS-AOS social media channels.

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MDS-AOS Facebook group

A forum for active members in the MDS-AOS.

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Featured Stories from the AOS

MDS-AOS Affiliate Societies

MDS encourages a continuous dialogue on a global level to bring clinicians, researchers and health practitioners together for the exchange of the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and research of Movement Disorders to enhance the education of physicians across the globe.

We invite neurological groups and organizations specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of MDS. To apply visit, MDS Affiliate Member Society.

For any questions, please contact Emily Santeler at

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  Bahrain Neuroscience Association (BNA)


  China Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society


  Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society

Hong Kong, SAR

  Korean Movement Disorder Society (KMDS)


  Movement Disorder Society of Bangladesh


  Movement Disorders Council of Malaysia


  Movement Disorder Society of Australia and New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

  Movement Disorders Society of India (MDSI)


  Movement Disorder Society of Japan
  Movement Disorder Society of Pakistan (MDSP)


  Movement Disorder Society of the Philippines (MDSP)

Manila, Philippines

  Movement Disorders Society of Sri Lanka (MDSSL)

Sri Lanka

  Movement Society of Indonesia (MDSIDN)


  Nepalese Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics-MDS (NSGG-MDS)


  Neurological Association of Uzbekistan


  Oman Neurology Society
  Taiwan Movement Disorder Society


  Thai Parkinson’s Disease – Movement Disorders Society (Thai PDMDS)


  Vietnam PD and Movement Disorder Society


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