January 2016
Edited by: Prof. Caroline Sue, MBBS, PhD, FRACP and Raymond L. Rosales, MD, PhD

New MDS-AOS Chair Letter
Visit the MDS-AOS website to read the latest letter from the new MDS-AOS Chair, Nobutaka Hattori, MD, PhD.


5th AOPMC - March 11-13, 2016

5th AOPMC Coming Up in March
Read more about the upcoming 5th AOPMC in Manila from Raymond L. Rosales, MD, PhD, MDS-AOS Secretary and AOPMC Scientific Program Committee Chair.

Registration for the 5th AOPMC is open. Early registration discount ends January 18, 2016. Register online today!

Video Tournament
The Video Tournament will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Nominations for Participants:
The Video Tournament Committee calls for nominations of participants from your country for the 5th AOPMC Video Tournament!

Call for Submissions for AOPMC Video Tournament:

The 2016 AOPMC Video Tournament Committee is seeking submissions for the Video Tournament.

For more information on nominations and submissions, please visit the AOPMC Video Tournament webpage.

MDS-AOS Course Reports

Basic Scientists Summer School
Tokyo - August 6-8, 2015

The second Basic Scientists Summer School was successfully held this past August 6-8, 2015 in, Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. This course was first held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2014. This MDS-organized course aimed to promote the next generation of basic scientists and young clinicians with interest in the latest advances of preclinical disciplines in Movement Disorders. To read more about the course, please visit the course webpage.

MDS-AOS Upcoming Courses

SYNERGIES (Symposium for Young Neurologists and Emerging Researchers Grooming for Interaction and Excellence in Science)
March 10, 2016

5th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
March 11-13, 2016

MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grants

MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant Applications Due January 31, 2016!
MDS-AOS Visiting Training Grant Applications are being accepted for 2016. Applications are open to residents, fellows, those trained in a recognized neurology training program or recent graduates from such a program who have returned to practice at their home site within five years of completion. Applicant status must be certified in writing by the member's employer or past supervisor. MDS members and non-members are encouraged to apply. Application close January 31, 2016. For more information please visit the MDS-AOS webpage.


MDS-AOS 2015 LEAP Profiles
The MDS LEAP Program was established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists, while maximizing their contributions to the goals and objectives of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS).

The LEAP Program is an 18-month program encompassing the development of leadership skills through a mentored development and a didactic skills format. The two-day didactic training program takes place immediately prior to the MDS International Congress. The 2015 MDS LEAP program had four candidates from the AOS region. Please read the profiles of two of these participants below:

Dr. Chin-Hsien Lin
Dr. Chin-Hsien Lin graduated from College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, and received her neurological residency training in National Taiwan University Hospital. She received her PhD training from Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica and had post-doctoral fellowship training in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Read more about Chin-Hsien Lin.

Dr. Jawad A. Bajwa
I was born in Pakistan, raised in Saudi Arabia, and trained and worked in the US, A all of which has given me tremendous ability to analyze, manage and adapt. Perhaps my biggest asset is being “global”. My experiences in multi-dimensional cultures and work environments have really shaped how I think and interact.

Read more about Jawad A. Bajwa.

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