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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease Study Group

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  1. Develop a clear clinical and scientific definition of early onset Parkinson disease (EOPD) that will be adopted in the scientific literature and in clinical practice
  2. Define clinical/genetic recommendations to help in the evaluation and predict the prognosis of patients with EOPD
  3. Identify social, societal, and individuals needs of patients with EOPD and help establish different measures/metrics to support and counsel the patients
  4. Clarify whether the appropriate terminology is Early onset PD or Young onset PD

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Rodolfo Savica

Vice Chair
EK Tan

Steering Committee

  • Alastair Noyce
  • Baorong Zhang
  • Bart Post
  • Connie Marras
  • Huw Morris
  • Jori Fleisher
  • Katarzyna Smilowska
  • Kishore Kumar
  • Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte
  • Mehri Salari
  • Owen A. Ross
  • Raja Mehanna
  • Roy Alcalay
  • Taku Hatano
  • Victor M. McConvey
  • Yih-Ru Wu

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