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

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

MDS-AOS Leadership Nominations (2017-2019)
To allow for the MDS Membership to be more involved in the Society’s nomination process, the MDS Leadership has decided to open the process for Members to submit candidates to be included in the Nominating Committee’s deliberations both at a central and regional level. To view descriptions of the available positions and submit a candidate name to be considered by the Nominating Committee, please visit the website (Members Only). The deadline for candidate submissions is October 28, 2016.

Renew Your Membership for 2017!
Log in to the Members Only section of the MDS website to renew your membership for 2017. Once logged in, you may pay by credit card or request an invoice to pay by check or wire transfer. Forget your login or logging in for the first time?

New MDS Affiliate Member Society!  
The MDS-AOS would like to congratulate the newest Affiliate Member, the Movement Disorders Society of India (MDSI). Learn more about becoming an MDS Affiliate Member Society.

 MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grants

MDS-AOS Visiting Trainee Grant Applications Due January 15, 2017!
MDS-AOS Visiting Training Grant Applications are being accepted for 2017. 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. Applications close January 15, 2017. For more information please visit the MDS-AOS webpage.

 Outreach Education

Virtual Professor Program
Invite one or two international experts to speak at your program, virtually! Learn more.


MDS Ambassador Program

15th Asian & Oceanian Congress of Neurology
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August 18-21, 2016

The 15th Asian & Oceanian Congress of Neurology (AOCN) was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia, between 18-21 August 2016. Content on Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders comprised of a full-day, pre-Congress Teaching Course, as well as a Plenary lecture and six Parallel-session lectures.

This course was supported by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) via the MDS Ambassador Program. The MDS Ambassadors were Prof. Raymond Rosales (Philippines) and Prof. Pramod Pal (India), who provided very engaging and educational lectures. Read the full program report.

  MDS-AOS Course Reports

Manila, Philippines
March 10, 2016

Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease
Amman, Jordan
May 20, 2016

Basic Scientists Summer School
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
August 4-6, 2016

 MDS-AOS Needs Assessment Survey

MDS-AOS Educational Needs Assessment Survey
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society – Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS) invites you to participate in a very important survey. In an effort to provide relevant educational opportunities to the medical communities with regard to Movement Disorders, this short survey will assess the current educational needs within the Asian and Oceanian Region. Your feedback is important and greatly appreciated. Please visit the MDS-AOS web page to take the survey.


Deadline: October 17, 2016

The MDS LEAP Program is an 18-month program encompassing the development of leadership skills through a mentored development and a didactic skills format. Please visit the LEAP Program web page for complete eligibility criteria and application requirements

MDS-AOS LEAP Class of 2016

Left to right: Praween Lolekha, Ai Huey Tan, Jee-Young Lee, Taku Hatano

Taku Hatano, MD, PhD
Dr. Hatano received his MD degree from Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan in 1999. Since 2011, he has been Associate Professor of Neurology at Juntendo University.

Jee-Young Lee, MD, PhD
Dr. Lee is a clinical neurologist and Associate Professor at Seoul National University (SNU) College of Medicine, South Korea. She completed her medical degree at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University and obtained her PhD degree in Neuroscience at the same college.

Praween Lolekha, MD, MSc
Dr. Lolekha obtained his medical degree (2003), Master of Science in Medicine, and residency in Neurology (2005-2008) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, he is an attending physician, medical instructor and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Thammasat University Hospital, Pathum Thani, Thailand.

Ai Huey Tan, MD
Dr. Tan is a Senior Lecturer and Neurologist at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She graduated MD from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2007, and was admitted to Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (United Kingdom) in 2012.

Read more about the MDS-AOS Class of 2016.

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