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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Task Force on PD Subtypes

Connie Marras, MD, PhD
Connie Marras
Tiago Mestre
Tiago Mestre

Task Force Mandate:

Understanding heterogeneity in Parkinson’s disease (PD) has deserved considerable attention for its recognized potential to elucidate the disease pathophysiology, its natural history, and namely for therapeutic development.  However, this body of research has not yet had a significant impact on our understanding or treatment of PD.

The Task Force for PD Subtypes will critically appraise the available evidence on PD subtyping, to provide an updated guidance for the design and conduct of future studies on PD subtypes. 

Task Force Aims:

1. To provide a portrait of current knowledge on PD subtypes

2. To provide a definition of PD subtypes and PD subtype classification system 

3. To develop a guidance document on the definition of PD subtypes and PD subtype classification systems and recommendations for next steps in research

At the completion of the Task Force program, we hope to have laid the foundations for future studies of higher methodological quality and more direct relevance for the field with a direct application in PD, but with a potential utility in other complex neurodegenerative conditions. 


MDS Staff Liaison: Annamarie Lofald

Task Force Members

Daniela Berg
Nicolaas Bohnen
Kathy Dujardin
Roberto Erro
Alberto Espay
Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad
Glenda Halliday

Michele Hu
Beomseok Jeon
Michael Lawton
Albert Leentjens
Michael McDermott
Brit Mollenhauer
Ron Postuma

Mayela Rodriguez Violante
Tatyana Simuni
D. James Surmeier
Daniel Weintraub
J.J. (Bob) Van Hilten


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