The largest not-for-profit scientific network of Parkinson centers in North America

The mission of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) is to advance scientific research aimed at relieving the burden of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The cornerstone of the PSG, since its organizational creation in 1987, has been a cooperative consortium of individuals – investigators, coordinators, consultants and staff who are collectively committed to improving the treatment and care of patients and families with Parkinson’s disease. As a collaborative research group, the PSG provides benefits that are greater than the individual contributions.

PSG Founders, Dr. Stanley Fahn & Dr. Ira Shoulson

PSG Election Results

Congratulations to our new executive committee members!

Thank you for embracing the PSG’s democratic principles with 122 votes cast this year for new Investigator and Coordinator representatives on the Executive Committee and an amendment to the PSG Bylaws. The results of the election are as follows:

Allison Willis and Grace Bwala received the highest vote count and will serve a three-year term as Investigator and Coordinator representatives respectively.

The amendment to Articles V which defines PSG membership and clarifies PSG voting privileges has passed.

Allison Willis, MD, MS

PSG EC Investigator Member
Penn Medicine

Grace Bwala, MBBS, MPH

PSG EC Coordinator Member
Massachusetts General Hospital

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Marie Saint-Hilaire and Karen Williams for their hard work and guidance as they complete their terms on the Executive Committee.  We are indeed grateful to all of the candidates (Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, Martha Nance, Tiago Mestre, Raymond James, and Aaron Daley) and PSG members more broadly for your willingness to contribute your skills, experience and enthusiasm in service of the PSG’s goals to bring improved therapy to our patients.  

Our special thanks go to the Nominating Committee members Marie Saint-Hilaire, Karen Williams, Julia Spears, Anne-Marie Wills, & Marta San Luciano Palenzuela for their hard work on a smooth running election.

Michael Schwarzschild and Hubert Fernandez
Chairs, PSG Executive Committee

Marie Saint-Hilaire and Karen Williams
Chairs, PSG Nominating Committee

Parkinson Study Group Annual Meeting & Symposium

RECORDINGS FROM THE 31ST ANNUAL MEETING & 33RD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

There was no call for abstracts this year due to our meeting being virtual. All abstracts that were accepted for the 2020 meeting that was cancelled can be updated and re-submitted for review for our in-person meeting scheduled for June, 2022. We appreciate all of your hard work and hope to see you in-person soon.

GENETIC COUNSELING & TESTING FOR PD:
PEARLS FOR THE PRACTITIONER

You can still claim enduring CME credit if you complete the pre-course materials and watch all of the talks once they are posted online. Check back soon!

Click here for an event overview.

To review the CME accreditation disclosures click here.

Please watch this video invitation, brought to you by Dr. Michael Schwarzschild, MD, PhD, Director of the Neurobiology Labratory at Massachussets General Hospital and Chair of the Parkinson Study Group, as well as Martha Nance, MD, Medical Director of the Struther’s
Parkinson’s Center and Chair of the PSG Genetics &Environmental Risk Factors Working Group.

Upcoming Credentialing Deadline

Quarterly application review:

November 8, 2021

All primary investigators on PSG studies must be credentialed, as well as sub-investigators.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

If you have an upcoming event that you would like to add to the website, please email the Administrative Director, Sarah Sperling.

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