Asian and Oceanian Section


Letters from the Chair

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


Dear Colleagues,

MDS-Asian and Oceanian Section is pleased to continue offering virtual online education in 2021 with 6 regional online courses, a SYNERGIES program, and the virtual AOPMC on June 4-6,2021. To learn more about all these upcoming MDS-AOS educational programs please visit the MDS-AOS webpage.

As always the MDS-AOS continues to progress and push for the benefit of our members. The AOS Leadership will further expand efforts to support you with relevant resources and educational offerings through the use of Outreach programs to collaborate with Affiliate Societies, and the formation of AOS Movement Disorders in Asia to focus on researching and identification on unique movement disorders in the region.

To enhance your involvement and awareness of additional AOS Section's activities, we invite you to become a MDS member and to join the MDS-AOS Facebook group. This online discussion group launched this past January, as a place for those interested in movement disorders in Asia to discuss related topics and share articles and activities of interest to the region.

If there is anything we can do to support, you during this time please do not hesitate to reach out to the MDS Secretariat to share your thoughts and provide feedback.



Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP, FRCPI

Chair, MDS-Asian and Oceanian Section


Dear Colleagues,

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in countless ways. In response to these unprecedented times the MDS leaders are working together on education continuity plans so we can continue supporting you with relevant and timely resources. We are currently working with course directors to explore opportunities for virtual education in the upcoming weeks and months.  

During this time we continue to work on other strategic initiatives. At the beginning of the year, regional strategic action plans were developed. The MDS Officers found three opportunities to harmonize between the Regional Sections and other related groups in creating web-based learning for Allied Health Professionals (focusing on non-English education), increase collaboration with Basic Scientists (creating an MDS Special Interest Group) and collaborating with strategic societies at the MDS International Congress and Regional Congresses. MDS leaders will work together in accomplishing these goals while MDS-AOS continues its efforts on additional strategic action plans.

  • Develop thoughtful movement disorders education that will lead to increased knowledge, skills and management, leading to better patient care and an increased understanding of the mechanisms of movement disorders
  • Analyze the MDS-AOS Educational Needs Assessment Survey to design educational programs to meet your needs  
  • Retain, strengthen and increase membership in the region
  • Collaborate with other Societies – targeting regional and local movement disorder /neurological /medical groups with overlapping goals to build strategic partnerships;
  • Leverage the MDS Roadmap as a unique educational resource that could be accessed by other societies in need of such education.

If there is anything we can do to support you during this time please do not hesitate to reach out to the MDS Secretariat to share your thoughts and provide feedback.


Roongroj Bhidayasiri Signature

Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP, FRCPI
Chair, MDS Asian and Oceanian Section

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-AOS Affiliate Societies

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 Stephanie Jensen at

Bahrain Neuroscience Association (BNA)

P.O. Box 26126
Manama, Bahrain
Phone: +937 17827818

Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society

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

Korean Movement Disorder Society (KMDS)

Tae-Beom Ahn MD, PhD
President, Korean Movement Disorders Society
Kyung Hee University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

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 Pakistan (MDSP)

President: Prof. Muhammad Athar Javed

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

Neurological Association of Uzbekistan

M.Musakhanov Str. 103
Tashkent City, 700048
President: Yoqutkhon Madjidova -
Head of the Movement Disorders Section: Bakhtiyor Mukhammedaminov -

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

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

7th Floor, Royal Garden Jubilee Bldg.
2 Soi Soonvijai, New Petchaburi Rd.
Huaykwang, Bangkok 10330

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

7th AOPMC Tokyo 2021

June 4-6, 2021

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MDS-AOS Education

MDS-AOS Gait and Balance Course

Virtual Course
April 17-18, 2021

MDS-AOS Video Case Discussion Series

Virtual Course
Part 1: March 7, 2021
Part 2: May 9, 2021
Part 3: July 11, 2021
Part 4: October 3, 2021
Part 5: December 5, 2021

MDS-AOS Virtual SYNERGIES & Leadership

Virtual Course
June 12-13, 2021

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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