NINDS Parkinson’s Disease Research Planning Conferences

In Fiscal Year 2012, the NINDS supported $98 million of $154 million in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) research at NIH.  As the primary NIH institute supporting PD research, the NINDS is responsible for convening related planning efforts. Major PD planning meetings held from 2000 onward are listed below. In addition to these larger planning efforts, the NINDS organizes annual meetings of the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research and also develops additional workshops to discuss emergent areas of interest in PD and related disorders, such as genetics, biomarkers, and induced pluripotent stem cells.

NINDS Parkinson’s Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives (January 6-7, 2014)

To inform ongoing and future efforts in PD research, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is organizing the “Parkinson’s Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives” conference, which will take place on January 6-7, 2014 at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus. Invited participants (including neuroscientists, researchers, physicians, public and private stakeholders) will assess significant challenges and identify the highest priorities for advancing basic, translational and clinical research on PD.