MDS-AOS Symposium for Young Neurologists and Emerging Researchers Grooming for Interaction and Excellence in Science (SYNERGIES) – Seoul, Korea – November 6-7, 2018

The SYNERGIES course will take place in Seoul, Korea, November 6-7, 2018.Course Directors

Carolyn Sue, MBBS, PhD, FRACP – University of Sydney, Australia
Jee-Young Lee, MD, PhD – Seoul National University, Department of Neurology, Seoul National University, Boramae Hospital
Beomseok Jeon, MD, PhD – Seoul National University, Department of Neurology, Seoul National University Hospital

Course Description

This course is designed to promote international collaboration between emerging leaders in clinical and scientific research aspects of movement disorders. A series of short lectures that will cover that latest approach to the clinical practice and evaluation of patients with PD or other movement disorders, use of clinical rating scales, basic scientific methods and electrophysiology will be presented by invited faculty. The course will be designed to assist in career-building talented young clinicians and scientists who are emerging as leaders of their careers in Movement Disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • To educate clinicians about basic science techniques used in movement disorder research
  • To educate basic science researchers about clinical practice in movement disorders
  • To foster international collaboration between emerging clinical and scientific leaders
Recommended Audience and Eligibility

This course is intended for young general neurologists, young movement disorder specialists, graduate students, post-doctoral students and junior scientists who are under the age of 40 and reside within the MDS-AOS region. SYNERGIES is intended for Clinicians and Researchers who are the early stages of/at the beginning of their careers in the field of movement disorders. Participants are selected via an application process and applicants must be nominated by a current MDS member and must be a MDS member in good standing in order to be eligible for this program. Those selected from the application will serve as Junior Faculty and will present and chair sessions under the guidance of Mentors (Senior Faculty).


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MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please have them contact Yeimidy Lagunas, Education Coordinator, at

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The SYNERGIES course will be application-based* only. Those selected will serve as Junior Faculty at the course, and as a result will have their registration fee waived and receive travel assistance (where applicable) and hotel accommodation during the course.

Members: $100 USD
MDS Junior & Waived Dues Members: $75 USD
Non-Members:  $220 USD

*Only applicants who are accepted will be able to register.


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