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    Vancouver, Canada 2015

    9th Annual Meeting, September 10th - 12th

    • Welcome!

      18:30 Welcome Drinks Lift Bar & Grill
      19:00 Welcome Dinner Lift Bar & Grill
    • Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

      8:30 Welcome and update membership Demetrius Maraganore
      8:45 The LONG-PD Study: Longitudinal clinical and genetic studies of Parkinson’s disease Demetrius Maraganore
      9:45 Break  
      10:15 GEoPD RVCD sequencing and genotyping project Matthew Farrer
      11:15 COURAGE PD  
      12:00 Lunch  
      13:00 Data blitz epidemiology/clinical (7 speakers) Moderator: Jan Aasly
      14:45 Break  
      15:15 Data blitz genetics/neuroscience (13 speakers) Moderator: Rejko Kruger
      17:30 Adjourn  
      18:00 Steering Committee Meeting & Dinner Steering committee members only
    • University of British Columbia

      7:45 Bus departs from the Sharaton Hotel to University of British Columbia
      Hot Topics
      Moderator: Christine Klein
      8:30 Epidemiology Beate Ritz
      9:10 Genetics Christine Klein
      9:50 Functional studies Rejko Kruger
      10:30 Break & Posters  
      11:30 Unmet Needs/New Proposals/Suggestions  
      12:30 Lunch  
      Alpha-synuclein, cognition and therapeutic possibilities
      Moderator: Matthew Farrer
      13:30 SNCA and cognition in PD, PD-MCI, PDD, DLB & AD Matthew Farrer
      14:15 PD-MCI Consortium Gert Geurtsen – Amsterdam
      15:00 Web-based cognitive testing in PD Adrian Owen – University of Western Ontario
      15:45 Break  
      16:00 Alpha-synuclein transmission in vivo Eliezer Masliah – UCSD
      16:45 Alpha-synuclein lowering as a therapeutic approach Tracy Cole – Isis/Biogen
      17:30 Wrap-up Demetrius Maraganore
      18:00 Adjourn  
      18:30 Reception Museum of Anthropology
      19:00 GEOPD Gala Dinner Museum of Anthropology
    • Satellite Meeting: LONG-PD Study Investigators Meeting


      Implementation and operational details of the LONG-PD study
      LONG-PD study investigators only

      1. Detailed review of the final REDCap form
      2. Designate required or optional forms or fields
      3. Develop a data dictionary to standardize coding of variables
      4. Designate biorepositories for DNA storage and genotyping
      5. Discuss MTA and IRB requirements
      6. Discuss enrollment targets and annual follow up requirements
      7. Discuss Best Practices for data transfer and cleaning
      8. Timeline to complete administrative requirements
      9. Timeline to start enrollment and follow up assessments
      10. Timeline for first genotyping and analyses
      11. Other discussion

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