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An epidemic of age-related degenerative diseases is upon us. Chief amongst these, in the neurological realm, are Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease (PD). It has been exactly 200 years since the first detailed description of PD was published by James Parkinson, in 1817. In this lecture, Professor Dr Lim Shen-Yang will examine what PD is, how our understanding of the disease has evolved over the past two centuries, state-of-the-art treatments, and some perspectives on what the future might hold.
Professor Lim will also present an overview of the neurological specialty of "Movement Disorders", the prototype of which is PD, but actually a field which covers hundreds (if not thousands) of other diseases as well, including those in which excessive bodily movements occur (tremors, spasms, tics, etc.). His presentation will include a lively visual tour, with numerous patient videos and anecdotes as examples.
Professor Lim will also touch on broader issues regarding medical care in the modern age - these principles are thus relevant not only to people living with Movement Disorders, but indeed to each and every one of us as patients, on the receiving end.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Consultant Neurologist & Professor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Chair, Malaysian Movement Disorders Council; Chair of the Education Committee, International Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Society (MDS), Asian-Oceanian section
Professor Dr Lim Shen-Yang is a Consultant Neurologist and Professor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He is an internationally-renowned clinician, researcher and teacher. He runs a very busy clinical practice and sees many patients (around 70+ every week) with Parkinson’s and other Movement Disorders. He is also the author of numerous articles in prestigious journals and books.
Professor Lim has taught at neurology conferences in many countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Myanmar, and the UAE.
He is Chair of the Malaysian Movement Disorders Council and Chair of the Education Committee, International Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Society (MDS), Asian-Oceanian section.
This event is presented by The HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank devoted to research and policy influence in education and leadership, for development in Asia. Admission is free.