Dear Colleagues

It is indeed a matter of great privilege to invite you to attend the 2nd Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s disease and Movement disorders Congress organized by the Asian and Oceanian section of the Movement Disorders Society (AOPMC) which will be held in New Delhi, India from 15th – 17th February 2009. The host of the congress is the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

The Asian and Oceanian Section of the Movement Disorders Society was created to bring the doctors, researchers and health care professionals involved in the care of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders in the region together at one platform where they could interact in a meaningful way. The main objectives of the AOS- MDS include.

  • Facilitating communication between clinicians and researchers in the region.
  • Disseminating up to date knowledge about Movement Disorders.
  • Improving quality of life and independence among patients and their care givers
  • Promoting research and facilitating research collaboration in Movement Disorders within the region.
  • Exposing clinicians, researchers and health care professionals in the region to Movement Disorders initiatives and encourage their membership in the AOS- MDS.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for young researchers to present their work and interact closely with world renowned speakers in the field of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders.

Concurrently the 7th International Symposium of Asian and Pacific Parkinson’s Association (APPA), a forum specially for patients, caregivers, nurses, therapists and other allied health professions will be held with the aim to improve the quality of life of persons with Parkinson’s (PWP) through knowledge, research and information on 15th & 16th Feb,2009.

India with its ancient heritage, promising future, cultural diversity, harmonious blend of religions and a mix of orthodox with modern populace will provide a collage of legendary cuisine, scenic beauty and multi-faceted society. In India modernity mixes imperceptibly with tradition. Spring in India is the best season with pleasant weather and spray of flowers all around the country.

We take this opportunity to welcome all the participants from the region and all over the world to this congress. We will urge you to attend this congress in large numbers with your students, researchers, nurses and other health workers and enjoy the feast of knowledge and legendary Indian hospitality.

Warm Regards,

Robert Iansek



B S Singhal
Chairman Elect


Chairperson Organizing Committee


Program at a Glance: APPA

Important Dates

Discounted Registration fees deadline has been extended to January 21, 2008 1700 hrs IST.

Online Abstract Submission Begins - 5th September 2008

Deadline for paper submission of abstracts 15th December 2008 1700 hrs IST.

Deadline for online submission of abstracts 7th January 200
9 1700 hrs IST.

Bursary travel application deadline 31st December 2008 1700 hrs IST.

Information about acceptance of papers and travel bursaries 15th January 2009.

Late breaking abstracts submission deadline 15th January 2009 1700 hrs IST.

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Major sponsors for the congress are INTAS Pharmaceuticals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Allargan Pharmaceuticals, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Foundation, Sun Pharmaceuticals.