Meet on Movement Disorder at Kannur Medical College

The James Parkinson’s Movement Disorder Research Centre (JPMDRC) functioning at Kannur Medical College at Anjarakandy here will organise a three-day ‘Asian and Oceanian Movement Disorder Educational Summit’ from 27th August 2010 at the college auditorium.

The summit would be inaugurated by K. Mohandas, Vice-Chancellor, Kerala University of Health and Allied Sciences at 5 p.m., M.A. Hashim, Managing Director, Kannur Medical College Super Speciality Hospital and P.P. Venugopalan, Dean of the college said here on Wednesday.

Madhuri Bihari, Head of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, would deliver the keynote address.

Kannur University Pro Vice-Chancellor A.P. Kuttykrishnan and Prestige Educational Trust chairman M. Abdul Jabbar would also attend the inaugural function.

Dr. Hashim and Dr. Venugopalan said that neurologists and movement disorder specialists from India and abroad would make presentations and lead discussions on 28th August, 2010 and 29th August, 2010.

Kailash Bhatia, Professor of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology, London, Victor Fung, Director, Movement Disorders, University of Sydney, Australia, Madhuri Bihari, Head of Neurology, AIIMS, New Delhi, Uday Muthane, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Asha Kishore, Professor of Neurology, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Sujith Ovallath, Head of Neurology, Kannur Medical College, would present papers.

They said there would be presentations on tremor, management of early and advanced stages of Parkinson disease, Parkinson Plus syndromes, Chorea, Tics and Myoclonus, paroxysmal movement disorders, dystonia, Dopa responsive dystonia, restless leg syndrome, unusual movement disorders, Wilson’s disease, psychogenic movement disorders, drug induced movement disorders and deep brain stimulation, among others.

The summit would also include video sessions, discussions, case studies and workshops.

200 Delegates

More than 200 delegates from India and abroad were expected to participate in the summit, the organisers said.

They also said that this was for the first time the Asian and Oceanian Section of the Movement Disorder Society, functioning world-wide, was organising such a programme in South India.

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