MDSI Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards

MDSI is happy to launch annual outstanding thesis and dissertation awards for this year 2023, to promote and give a global platform to showcase the research of graduate, post graduate and doctoral students in the field of movement disorders. 

We hope to highlight the research being done in various areas -clinical, basic sciences, allied health sciences and other fields such as engineering and provide a network for further research.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The thesis/disseration should be on Movement Disorders.
  • The thesis/dissertation should be the work of a graduate, post graduate or a doctoral student in any field.
  • The thesis should have been submitted this year (September 2022 to August 2023)


Three different categories of theses

  1. Clinical  – Thesis pertaining to clinical aspects (for e.g epidemiology, diagnostic markers, medical and surgical therapies, prognostic markers etc) belong to this category
  2. Basic Sciences – Thesis pertaining to basic sciences (for e.g., underlying disease pathophysiology, lab and animal models etc) belong to this category.
  3. Allied health aspects – Thesis pertaining to impact of allied health sciences on movement disorders ( physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychological aspects, computational models etc) belong to this category.

Candidate should select the category in which they are applying.


A panel of experts in the field will independently review the thesis and give their opinion based on various parameters such as scientific rigor, novelty, impact on existing knowledge, feasibility, applicability into daily practice, etc.  Judges’ opinion will be final.

Award Winners 2023

Clinical Aspects
Karthik Harisankar
PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Basic Sciences
Soham Jagtap
NIMHANS, Benagluru.

Allied Health Aspects
Karri Madhavi
UCL Queen’s Square Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London.

MDSI Secretary

Dr. Ravi Yadav
Movement Disorders Society of India,
Professor of Neurology
NIMHANS, Bengaluru
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Web Editor

Dr. Soaham Desai
Consultant Neurologist, Professor and Head, Shree Krishna Hospital and Pramukhswami Medical College, Bhaikaka University, Anand, Gujarat
Email : [email protected]