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About the AOPMC

A forum to further develop the field of Movement Disorders in the Asian & Oceanian region.

The Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress (AOPMC) occurs every two years, bringing together leaders across the region to collaborate and share ideas that advance movement disorders science and care. 


Target Audience

The target participants of the AOPMC are doctors, researchers, and healthcare professionals from the region. Among these participants will be many opinion leaders and key movement disorders specialists from the region.


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

Join hundreds of leading professionals from around the region.

Past and Future AOPMCs


2014 AOPMC – Pattaya  

2011 AOPMC – Taipei  

2009 AOPMC – New Delhi  

Late-Breaking Abstract Publication 

All Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the AOPMC website. 

To cite an MDS published Late-Breaking Abstract, follow this example: 

[Author’s Last Name], [Author’s First and Middle Initials]. (year). Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress, Late-Breaking Abstracts, [Abstract Title], [pages]. 



About the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

MDS is the leading professional society for Movement Disorders professionals worldwide, with 11,000+ members dedicated to improving the care through education and research.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

The assistance of our members, who work tirelessly to help further the Society's mission, enables MDS to educate and inform others around the world about the latest news, research, and advances in movement disorders.

Learn more about MDS


AOPMC Committees

Scientific Program Committee (ASPC)

Chair: Pramod Pal
Co-Chair: Nobutaka Hattori

Taku Hatano
Chin-Hsien Lin
Simon Lewis
Jee-Young Lee
Wei Luo
Shen-Yang Lim
Shivam Mittal
Genko Oyama
Ai Huey Tan

Oversight Committee (AOC)

Chair: Shen-Yang Lim

Nobutaka Hattori
Han-Joon Kim
Arlene Ng
Pramod Pal
Raymond Rosales
Huifang Shang
Yih-Ru Wu

Local Organizing Committee (ALOC)

Chair: Nobutaka Hattori

Ritsuko Hanajima
Takafumi Hasegawa
Taku Hatano
Tetsuya Maeda
Noriko Nishikawa
Genko Oyama
Shinji Saiki
Wataru Sako
Ryosuke Takahashi
Atsushi Takeda
Hirohisa Watanabe

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