Task Force on Genetic Nomenclature in Movement Disorders

Christine Klein          Connie Marras
Christine Klein      Connie Marras
Chair                           Co-Chair


MDS Staff Liaison: Shazia Ali

Task Force Purpose
The purpose of this task force is to provide recommendations for revising the current nomenclature for genetically determined movement disorders in order to resolve or minimize problems that are sources of confusion and perpetuate misinformation.

Task Force Members

Lars Bertram
Vladimir Kostic
Anthony Lang
Katja Lohmann
Carolyn Sue
Tom Warner
Bart Van de Warrenburg




Revision to Nomenclature of Genetically Determined Movement Disorders

Thank You for Your Feedback

A paper describing our proposed revision to the nomenclature of genetically determined movement disorders will appear in an upcoming issue of Movement Disorders. 

Prior to submission we had solicited feedback from the MDS membership on our proposal and many thoughtful comments were gratefully received.  Many ideas were incorporated into the paper, and responses of the Task Force to the comments are summarized here