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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Scientific Issues Committee

Ryosuke Takahashi
Ryosuke Takahashi

Lorraine Kalia
Lorraine Kalia

MDS Staff Liaison: Sarah Wahlstrom Helgren

Committee Purpose
To prepare statements on scientific and ethical issues related to Movement Disorders, as well as review those prepared by others on behalf of the Society, and analyze new and existing treatments and make recommendations regarding their role in the treatment of patients with Movement Disorders.

Read Society's statement cautioning against unproven stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease.

Committee Members

Ece Bayram
Patrik Brundin
Paolo Calabresi
Han-Lin Chiang
Mario Cornejo-Olivas 
Jee Young Lee 
Katja Lohmann
Abby Olsen
Kathryn Peall
Serge Przedborski
D. James Surmeier
Kirsten Zeuner 


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