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MDS-AOS Unique Movement Disorders in Asia and Oceania

MDS-Africa Mouvements Anormaux (Abnormal Movements) – Presented in French

Lectures and associated resources available November 5, 2021
Live Interactive Session November 5-6, 2021


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Course Directors

Priya Jagota, MD – Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Shinsuke Fujioka, MD – Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan


To be announced.

Course Description

The MDS-AOS Unique Movement Disorders in Asia and Oceania course will introduce movement disorders first identified by Asian and Oceanian countries while offering specific practical advice on the assessment of patients in the clinic.

Various kinds of sporadic and genetic disorders clinically present with movement disorders during the course of the illness, and the tremendous efforts of predecessors revealed etiology of the disorders. The first patient’s genetic causes of some of the disorders were identified by researchers in Asian countries.  Learning the process of identification of etiology and characteristic features of the disorders will be an important guide for clarifying etiology of disorders with unknown causes.

Interactive Components

The virtual MDS-AOS Unique Movement Disorders in Asia and Oceania course will be streamed over two days. Following each streamed lecture will be a live Question and Answer session, where the speakers will answer questions from attendees in real time. The individual lectures are recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing for 60 days following the live-stream event.

Target Audience

This course is intended for movement disorder specialists, neurologists, students, fellows, and basic and translational researchers.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Enhance their knowledge of movement disorders first identified in Asian and Oceanian countries.

  2. Learn the interesting history of certain movement disorders; from the discovery of the first patient to identification of the etiology.

  3. Describe movement disorders with disease mechanisms that have recently been progressively uncovered.

  4. Recall how to interpret important investigations in the movement disorders, and how to apply this understanding to their clinical practice.

  5. Demonstrate clinical skills in approaching phenomenology, typical and atypical presentations of the movement disorders.