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MDS recognizes regional recipients of prestigious awards during the AOPMC.

The Society honors impactful contributions to the field of Movement Disorders, as well as the outstanding professionals advancing science and care across the region and the world. 

Lectureship Awards

The Philip Thompson Lectureship Award and Yoshikuni Mizuno Lectureship Award honor pioneering experts and leaders in the field. The esteemed recipients are invited to present on topics of interest during the AOPMC. 


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Yoshikuni Mizuno Lectureship Award

The Yoshikuni Mizuno Award Lecture was created to recognize an outstanding scholar and inspiring neuroscientist from the AOS region in the field of Movement Disorders.

2023 - Roongroj Bhidayasiri
2021 - Ryosuke Takahashi
2019 - Ruey-Meei Wu
2016 - Eng-King Tan
2014 - Nobutaka Hattori

Philip Thompson Lectureship Award

The Philip Thompson Award Lecture is created to recognize an outstanding scholar and role-model clinician from the AOS region in the field of Movement Disorders.

2023 - Pramod Pal
2021 - Beomseok Jeon
2019 - Shengdi Chen
2016 - Lillian Lee
2014 - Professor Robert Iansek


Junior Awards

Awarded to young abstract authors for significant contribution to clinical and basic science research. Recipients are invited to share about their work at the AOPMC.


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All Honorees

Shweta Prasad, India
Debjyoti Dhar, India 

Thomas Welton, Singapore
Warongporn Phuenpathom, Bangkok

Hiroyuki Todo, Japan

Linda Oosterveld, Singapore
Norihito Uemura, Japan


Travel Grant Awardees

Travel Grant Awards provide support for first authors of high-scoring abstracts to travel to the AOPMC to present their work. Authors may enter for consideration of this award during the abstract submission process. 


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