Tag Archive | "Prodromal cohort"

PPMI Annual Meeting 2015 Summary

Nearly 150 PPMI investigators, coordinators, study cores, patient advisory and steering committee members, sponsors, and industry partners from around the world met in New York City May 13-14, 2015 to share PPMI updates and to discuss the future of the initiative. View the meeting's presentations.

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Genetic and Prodromal Cohort Data Now Live

The PPMI prodromal cohort, genetic cohort, and genetic registry data is now live and available for download in the PPMI database. Read more about these cohorts and access this data.

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Dr. Ken Marek’s Presentation for Enrolled Participants Posted

PPMI Principal Investigator, Dr. Ken Marek: "We have made a great deal of progress in the study, largely thanks to the persistence of the sites, of the investigators, and, most importantly, of the participants." Listen to Marek's full presentation.

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Webinar on Available Parkinson’s and Controls Biosamples

PPMI and The Michael J. Fox Foundation are hosting a webinar which will cover available PPMI samples and data and the process for requesting both. The webinar will take place Monday, December 15, 12 to 1 p.m. ET. Learn more and register today.

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PPMI Annual Meeting 2014 Summary

On May 6 and 7, PPMI held its 2014 Annual Investigators Meeting in New York, NY. Participants included site investigators and coordinators, study and sponsor staff, industry partners, and Steering Committee, Patient Advisory Committee, and study core members representing 15 countries and about 60 companies and organizations. View this year's presentations.

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Alzforum Profiles the PPMI Expansion

Alzforum featured PPMI in an article highlighting a presentation given by PPMI?s Principal Investigator, Kenneth Marek, at the Keystone Symposia Parkinson?s Disease: Genetics, Mechanisms, and Therapeutics Conference held March 2-7 in Colorado.

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PPMI focus on hyposmia featured in Neurology Now

Neurology Now, the magazine for patients and caregivers published by the American Academy of Neurology, featured an article profiling Michael J. Fox and the importance of participating in research. The PPMI prodromal cohort and the recruitment of individuals with hyposmia was highlighted as an exciting way for readers to get involved. In addition to providing a link to the Smell Survey, the article describes some of the science behind the link between hyposmia and Parkinson's Disease.

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PPMI Prodromal Profiled in UK Financial Times

Financial Times, a UK-based newspaper, recently profiled PPMI site Imperial College London (ICL) and the recruitment of hyposmic individuals. The article focuses on the link between olfactory dysfunction and Parkinson's disease, and gives a recap of the efforts the PPMI team at ICL have done attempting to recruit for this new prodromal cohort.

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PPMI Profiled in ‘Practical Neurology’

A summary of the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) was recently published in Practical Neurology. The article gives a detailed account of the history and rationale of the study, as well as an overview of the study protocol. The newly added Prodromal and Genetic cohorts are also described in detail, as well as the potential overlap with the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).

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PPMI Site PI interviewed on NECN Morning Show

Dr. Samuel Frank, PPMI Site PI at Boston University, made a recent appearance on the New England Cable News (NECN) Morning Show to talk about the PPMI Prodromal Cohort. Dr. Frank discussed the link between hyposmia and PD, and the rationale behind adding a this new cohort.

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