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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Middle East Working Group

Mehri Salari
Shivam Mittal

MDS Staff Liaison: Emily Santeler
The Middle East Working Group of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.


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.

Joining the MEWG

The MEWG membership will be open to any MDS Member with an active interest in movement disorders in the Middle East.
If you are interested in joining the Middle East Working Group, please contact


Steering Committee Members

Zakiyah Aldaajani
Hanan Khalil
Ozge Kusbeci
Galit Yogev-Seligmann
Firas Alfwaress
Mudassar Iqbal Arain
Fatma Abdullah
Maha Mohammad
Murat Gultekin
Mohammad Al-Wardart
Ram Vatwani Ram
Mohammad Umair
Amaal AlDakheel


Parkinson’s Disease in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia: Consensus from the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Task Force for the Middle East

Authors: Khalil, Hanan; Chahine, Lana; Siddiqui, Junaid; Salari, Mehri; El-Jaafary, Shaimaa; Aldaajani, Zakiyah; Abu Al-Melh, Mishal; Mohammad, Tareq Mohammad; Abu Snineh, Muneer; Syed, Nadir A; Bhatt, Mohit; Habib, Mohammad Ahsan; Habahbeh, Majed; Tabbal, Samer D.; Jeon, Beomseok | Bajwa, Jawad A

Parkinson's disease in the MENASA countries

Authors: Hanan Khalil, Lana Chahine, Junaid Siddiqui, Zakiyah Aldaajani, Jawad A Bajwa

Parkinson's Disease Survey Results

The MDS Task Force for the Middle East (MDS-Task Force on the Middle East) conducted a survey with an aim of characterizing the needs, the challenges and the limitations for providing care for people with Parkinson’s disease in the region. Here are the results:

Survey | Full Report



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