MDS African Regional Section

Sub-Sahara Africa

MDAfrican Steering Committee Chair Prof. Njideka Okubadejo.S is currently building a critical mass of members in Africa to achieve the creation of an MDS African Regional Section. These efforts are led by the African Steering Committee. Please find a Letter of Invitation from African Steering Committee Chair Prof. Njideka Okubadejo here.

The African Steering Committee is currently searching for members in Africa to help guide MDS's education efforts in Africa as members of the MDS-African Section Education Committee. If you are interested in participating as a member of the MDS-African Section Education Committee, please fill out this Interest Form by November 9, 2018.

The African Steering committee encourages all clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders to apply for membership with MDS to help build the critical mass of members that will be founding members of the MDS African Regional Section.

Many members in Africa can qualify for free MDS membership through Waived Dues Membership. View more information on Waived Dues Membership as well as a list of eligible countries.  

African Steering Committee Members
  • Njideka Okubadejo (Chair) - Nigeria
  • Masharip Atadzhanov - Zambia
  • Jonathan Carr - South Africa
  • Kigocha Okeng'o - Tanzania
  • Ali Shalash - Egypt 
Upcoming Courses in 2018

December 7-9, 2018
Lagos, Nigeria
Njideka Okubadejo
DWEP: Movement Disorders Overview for Practicing Clinicians
General PD Educational Course (Anglophone Course)

Upcoming Courses in 2019

January 16-18, 2019
Cairo, Egypt
Ali Shalash, Joaquim Ferreira
School for Young Neurologists: Fundamentals of Movement Disorders


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