About the AOPMC

The Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress (AOPMC) occurs every two years as a forum to further develop the field of Movement Disorders in the region. It will be held April 12-14, 2019 in Hangzhou, China.

Previous Congresses have been held in the following countries or regions:

  • Singapore (2007)
  • India (2009)
  • Taiwan (2011)
  • Thailand (2014)
  • Philippines (2016)

Primary Organizers

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS) is the main organizer of the Congress.  Formed in June 2005, the section reaches out to doctors, researchers and healthcare professionals in Asia and Oceania.  Eight national organizations have formal relationships with the Section as Affiliate Member Societies.


The purpose of the AOPMC is consistent with the objectives of the MDS-AOS, which include:

  • Facilitate communication between clinicians and researchers in the region
  • Disseminate updated knowledge about movement disorders
  • Improve quality of life and independence of movement disorders patients and carers
  • Promote research and facilitate research collaborations in movement disorders
  • Expose clinicians, researchers and healthcare professionals in the region to movement disorders initiatives and in so doing, encourage their membership in the MDS-AOS

Target Audience

The target participants of the 6th AOPMC are doctors, researchers, and healthcare professionals from the region, many of whom will not have had the opportunity to attend the International MDS Congresses as a result of distance, costs and/or visa constraints.  Among these participants will be many opinion leaders and key movement disorders specialists from the region.

Scientific Program Committee (ASPC)

Chair: Baorong Zhang, China
Vice-Chair:  Shen-Yang Lim, Malaysia
Rupam Borgohain, India
Piu Chan, China
Roland Jamora, Philippines
Beomseok Jeon, Korea
Jong-Min Kim, Korea
Simon Lewis, Australia
Hui-Fang Shang, China
Yoshio Tsuboi,  Japan
Yih-Ru Wu, Taiwan
Qin Xiao, China

AOPMC Oversight Committee (AOC)

Chair: Beomseok Jeon
Roongroj Bhidayasiri
Shen-Yang Lim
Hattori Nobutaka
Raymond Rosales
Hui Fang Shang
Carolyn Sue
Louis Tan
Ruey-Meei Wu
Baorong Zhang

AOPMC Local Organizing Committee (ALOC)

Chair: Baorong Zhang
Haibo Chen 
Shengdi Chen
Mandy Au-Yeung
Chunfeng Liu
Zhenguo Liu
Jiali Pu
Beisha Tang
Han Wang
Lijuan Wang
Xinhua Wan
Pingyi Xu
Xinling Yang

Important Dates

July 2, 2018
Abstract Submission and Travel Grant Applications Open

October 1, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline

November 5, 2018
Registration and Housing Open

March 12, 2019
Final Pre-Registration Deadline

April 12-14, 2019
6th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349
E-mail: aopmc@movementdisorders.org