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Highlights from the 5th AOPMC in Manila
Towing the lines of impact from previous AOPMCs in Singapore, India, Taiwan and Thailand, there is no doubt that the Philippines joined this fraternity that aims for hard work and perseverance among the Asian and Oceanian nations. Thus, from a total of 700 foreign and local attendees, the biennial activity was rated “very good” in majority of the event-related parameters that spanned from the venue (Marriott’s Grand Ballroom), local arrangements, to the Scientific Program.
There were 64 speakers from the Asian and Oceanian region that shared expertise, and another 12 from outside the region that braved the long travel hours and tropical heat. The important roles of session Chairs and Co-Chairs cannot be understated as well. While main industry symposia commenced on March 11th, the main flow scientific program had 3 parallel sessions each on March 12th and 13th.
The topics ranged from Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related aspects as non-motor manifestations, motor fluctuations and management issues. Likewise, in the parallel sessions, clinically-oriented hyperkinetic disorders, and therapies that encompassed pharmacology, botulinum injections and functional surgery were tackled. Interesting topics on engagement in clinical trials, PD palliative care and neurorehabilitation, as well as Asian movement disorder perspectives and gaps were also included. The plenary sessions on Basal Ganglia circuitry, genetics in dystonia and the unique ones in Asia definitely gathered an audience.
A total of 248 submitted posters were presented that had a variety of topics that covered PD and related disorders, including basic science and pharmacology.
To read the full report and highlights, please visit the 5th AOPMC website.
MDS-AOS Course Reports
The Symposium for Neurologists and Emerging Researchers Grooming for Interaction and Excellence in Science (SYNERGIES) was held on March 10 with Course Directors Carolyn Sue (Australia) and Robin Wu (Taiwan) saw the very productive interactive sessions promoting international collaboration between emerging leaders in clinical and scientific research aspects of movement disorders. The course was uniquely designed to assist in the career building of talented young clinicians and scientist who are beginning their careers in Movement Disorders.
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