2nd Middle East Camp for PD, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation

2nd Middle East Camp for Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation:
From Neurodegeneration to Neuroregeneration
Dubai, UAE - November 19-21, 2015

Course Description

Amman, Jordan

About Dubai
On behalf of Asian Oceanian Regional Section (AOS) of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), we welcome you to the 2nd Middle East Camp for Parkinson’s, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation to be held in the bustling city of Dubai, one of the seven states of United Arab Emirates.

The Middle East is home to more than 500 million inhabitants. It is a land which bears some of the oldest civilizations known today. It is still to this date a crossroad between East and West and a melting pot for cultures, diversity, trade and religions. Dubai is a city which promises to inspire with all of the spectacles of the Middle East while showcasing an era of modernization that few cities across the globe have seen yet. It is trending to be an international hub for business and tourism. From the tallest building of the world to breathtaking Islamic architecture to splendid beaches of the Arabian Sea to traditional tasteful ancient cuisines, Dubai has something for everyone and is likely to mesmerize its visitors.  It is truly a multicultural city with diversity which rivals cities like New York.

This regional event will pave the way in the Middle East for advancement in the field of Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders: from clinical application to introducing tremendous opportunities for basic, clinical and translational research related to unique genomic, ethnic, cultural and environmental factors that influence Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Given the tremendous expected growth for the Middle East in the healthcare sector, the timing of this meeting could not be better. The meeting is surely not to be missed. We look forward to welcoming you in Dubai!

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Explain the clinical phenomenology of motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease
  • Explain clinical diagnosis and role of imaging in Parkinson’s disease
  • Recite the treatments available for the management of motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Explain clinical phenomenology of non-Parkinsonian Movement Disorders
  • Apply treatment of non-Parkinsonian Movement Disorders
Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for Movement disorder neurologists, General neurologists, Geriatricians, Neurosurgeons, Allied health professionals and Neurologists-in-training.


The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 19.15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director

Dr. Jawad A. Bajwa, MD
Program Director, Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
National Neuroscience Institute
King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Jawad A. BajwaAbout Dr Bajwa
Dr. Jawad A. Bajwa is the director for Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program at National Neuroscience Institute, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He obtained his medical degree from King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his Neurology residency at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.

He completed a multiyear clinical fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with special emphasis on intraoperative neurophysiological mapping for DBS surgeries, basic science and clinical research in Movement Disorders and translational research in the field of Neuromodulation at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Dr, Bajwa also developed and directed the first community-based Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders center in St.  Paul, MN, USA. He also organized the first Parkinson’s disease educational meeting in the Twin Cities. He is currently developing the first interdisciplinary Parkinson’s, Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program in the Middle East.

Dr. Bajwa’s research group is primarily interested in exploring abnormal cortical mechanisms in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders using Magnetoencephalography (MEG). His group is also focused on understanding mechanisms of DBS to develop better neuromodulatory therapies through endogenous neuromodulation, neurofeedback, endovascular neurostimulation and closed loop systems using MEG.

Dr. Bajwa has authored chapters and papers, has been funded by nonprofit organizations and government institutions, and serves as a reviewer for neurology journals and as an invited member for national and international neurological societies. Dr. Bajwa also serves as an invited faculty at national and international scientific meetings. He is currently serving on the MDS-AOS Education Committee, MDS Education Committee, MDS Task Force on Telemedicine, and the Task Force on MDS-UPDRS.