Setting standards for Parkinson’s diagnosis, treatment and care


The Parkinson Research Alliance, a consortium of neurologists, scientists and Parkinson Society Canada, is working to create the first Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson’s disease, based on the best published evidence and expert consensus. The Guidelines have been submitted to the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences for publication in 2012.


The European Parkinson’s Disease Association has launched the European Parkinson’s Disease Standards of Care Consensus Statement, a set of plain language guidelines on optimal Parkinson’s disease management and care. The Consensus Statement, issued in November 2011, was developed, reviewed and endorsed by European Parkinson’s specialists, people with Parkinson’s, care partners and 45 national Parkinson’s organizations.