September 2014
Edited by Yoshikazu Ugawa, MD, PHD
and Jonas Yeung, MB, ChB, FRCP


MDS-AOS Website
Visit the MDS-AOS Website to learn more about all of the activities featured in this issue and read the latest Letter from the Chair, by Dr. Louis Tan.


Course Reports

First Middle East Camp for Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation
Dubai | April 12-13, 2014

Our first inaugural Middle East Camp for Parkinson’s, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation intended to create a dialogue between all regional stakeholders from academics, private practice and industry on how to bring about this meaningful change so to deliver evidence based care, training and research in the field of Parkinson’s, movement disorders and neuromodulation. The mission was very successfully accomplished. Read more from Course Director, Dr. Jawad A. Bajwa, on the website.

MDS-AOS Basic Scientists Summer School
Taipei | July 13-15, 2014

This course was the first MDS organized Basic Scientists Summer School, which aimed to confront the next generation of basic scientists and young clinicians with the latest advances of preclinical disciplines in movement disorders. The goal of this course was to create a common language and generate ideas that will allow development of new translational projects by the next generation of researchers in movement disorders. Read more about this exciting course on the website!

Developing World Education Program: Second Movement Learning Camp
Roxas City | April 24-25, 2014

The Second Movement Learning Camp took place on April 24-25, 2014 in Kapiz Mansions, Roxas City, Philippines. The course was organized by the Movement Disorder Society of the Philippines (MDSP) and was supported by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society - Asian & Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS). To read more about the course, please visit the website.

MDS-AOS Call for Nominations

The 2014 MDS-AOS Nominations Committee is currently requesting your input! Please submit your nominations for the below open positions by October 1, 2014.

  • Chair-Elect (2015-2017, Chair 2017-2019)
  • Secretary-Elect (2015-2017, Secretary 2017-2019)
  • Treasurer-Elect (2015-2017, Treasurer 2017-2019)
  • Five MDS-AOS Committee Members (2015-2019 Term)
MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant

The MDS-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 fellowship in Movement Disorders.

The 2015 MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant Application Submission Period Opens September 3, 2014!

MDS-AOS Membership

Looking to keep up-to-date on the latest news and research in Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders? Consider becoming an MDS Member!

Visit MDS Membership to learn more.

MDS provides a waived dues program specifically designed to enable those on a lower income to join the Society. Countries classified as "low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income" by the World Bank are eligible to apply. To apply for Waived Dues Membership, please visit the MDS Website.