Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Official Journal of the IAPRD

Editor-in-Chief Hubert Fernandez

Featuring basic and clinical research contributing to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of all neurodegenerative syndromes in which parkinsonism, essential tremor, or related movement disorders may be a feature. IAPRD members receive complimentary access.

Clinical Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

New companion journal to PRD

Editors-in-Chief Huifang Shang and Daniel Truong

An online-only, open-access journal committed to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed articles related to clinical aspects of movement disorders, including treatment, investigative reports, and phenomenology.

Featured articles in PRD and CPRD journals

While constipation has been associated with accelerated progression of cognitive impairment and motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, its role at the prodromal level is not clear. In this prospective study of subjects with isolated REM sleep behavior disorders, the authors compare the evolution of patients with and without constipation.

In this editorial of the above article, our experts recognize the importance of the data, put in context, and underline its limitation. Read more to better understand!

As more Deep brain stimulation (DBS) manufacturers have entered the market, some implantable pulse generators (IPGs) technology has been designed to be compatible with brain electrodes from other manufacturers. This led to the hybridization of implant technology.  In this study, the authors assess the results of hybridization of non-rechargeable, constant voltage IPGs to rechargeable, constant current IPGs.

Melvin Yahr Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Research Award

Request for Applications

  • Topic: Clinical research into any aspect of Parkinson’s disease
  • Applicants: Young investigators under-represented in current research
  • Region: International, especially Asia, Africa, and Latin America
  • Amount: $50,000 for 1 year
  • Deadline: The 2024 deadline has now passed. Check back this fall for the 2025 deadline.
  • Apply through Proposalcentral.com
  • Read full request for applications below

Supported by the Parkinson’s Foundation and International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

IAPRD Announces the Melvin Yahr Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Research Award
Co-Supported by the Parkinson’s Foundation

Young investigators from around the world are encouraged to apply by 11 January 2024

Mead, WA – October 5, 2023: The International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD) announces a request for applications for clinical research into any aspect of Parkinson’s disease conducted by young investigators who are under-represented in current research.

“We encourage young investigators from around the world to apply for this award, which will recognize and honor their contributions to Parkinson’s disease and its treatment,” noted Dr. Alberto Albanese, President of the IAPRD.

The award seeks to break down barriers and create a more inclusive and diverse healthcare community that will promote the translation of cutting-edge scientific discoveries into practical health measures to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. This is a 1-year award for a total of $50,000.

The International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting education and research in parkinsonism and related disorders. More information on the award and a formal request for applications can be found at the IAPRD’s website: www.IAPRD-Parkinson.org.

Contact: Mary Ann Chapman, Executive Director; machapman@IAPRD-Parkinson.org; 509-939-4339

IAPRD 2023 Young Investigator Award Winners

Winners will present their studies at the 28th IAPRD Congress in Chicago, 13-16 May 2023 Mead, WA – May 10, 2023: The International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD) recognizes three Young Investigators for their outstanding research in the field:

“These young investigators are performing cutting-edge research in Parkinson’s disease and dystonia that we are pleased to showcase at our Chicago meeting,” noted Dr. Mary Ann Chapman, Executive Director of the IAPRD.

Dr. Lin will present the results of her large cohort study of the AOPEP gene, a novel causative gene of autosomal recessive dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological condition of involuntary muscular contractions that lead to repetitive or twisting movements often of the neck or limbs. Mr. Royton will present the results of his study on postural control in Parkinson’s disease, focusing on the staging of postural control changes over the course of the disease. Dr. Torres Ballesteros will describe the results of her study on deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, and specifically the use of image-guided programming to help improve patient responses.

The International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting education and research in parkinsonism and related disorders. The IAPRD’s 28th World Congress will take place in Chicago at the McCormick Place Congress Center from 13-16 May 2023. Visit https://www.iaprd-world-congress.com for more information.

Contact: Mary Ann Chapman, Executive Director; machapm@comcast.net; 509-939-4339