Task Force on MSA Criteria Revision

Gregor Wenning
Gregor Wenning
Chair
Horacio Kaufmann, MD, FAAN
Horacio Kaufmann
Chair
 

MDS Staff Liaison: Amber Flatland

Task Force Purpose
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is diagnosed typically half way through its clinical course according to the widely accepted revised consensus criteria in 2008. A validation exercise of the second consensus criteria showed a sensitivity for MSA diagnosis of 41% for possible and 18% for probable at first neurological visit, whereas at last visit these figures were 92% and 63% respectively.

With an anticipated emergence of novel disease modifying treatments, it is important to increase the specificity and overcome the poor sensitivity of the existing criteria in early stages. Therefore revisiting the current set of diagnostic criteria for MSA becomes a research priority.

The MSA Criteria Revision Task Force will aim to achieve a revision of the second consensus criteria for the diagnosis of MSA.
 

Members:
    
Anthony Lang
    Daniela Berg
    Glenda Halliday
    Jalesh Panicker
    Niall Quinn
    Pietro Cortelli
    Phillip Low
    Roy Freeman
    Ryuji Sakakibara
    Shoji Tsuji
    Wassilios Meissner
    Werner Poewe

Expert Consultants (Non-Voting):
  
 Günter Hoglinger
    Irene Litvan
    Maria Theresa Pellecchia
    Maria Stamelou
    Eduardo Tolosa

Neuropathology Support Team (Non-Voting):
    Helen Ling
    Yasuo Miki
    Thomas Warner

Junior Executive Team (Non-Voting):
    Iva Stankovic
    Giovanna Calandra Bounaura
    Alessandra Fanciulli
    Florian Krismer
    Alberto Palma
    Luca Vignatelli
 

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