Genetics & Environmental Risk Factors in PD Working Group

Formed: 2006

Led by:  David K. Simon, Co-chair; Xiang Gao, Co-chair


The primary goal of the Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors Working Group is to generate proposals for new research studies, either interventional or observational, as well as retrospective data mining projects.

Each working group has a mandate statement that describes the goals of the working group, potential scope of working group activity, examples of ideas for projects, and procedures for member initiated proposals. A discussion request form is provided to submit preliminary proposals/ideas to working groups to provide feedback and discussions that will help the investigator to improve the plan and potentially to prepare a more complete proposal for submission to the PSG Scientific Review Committee or for a submission to other funding agencies. Click on the links below to access the documents.

Recent Publications/Projects

  1. The Genetics & Environmental Risk Factors in PD Working Group sponsored the “Third Clifford W. Shults Symposium: Current Issues in Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders" as part of the 24th Annual PSG Symposium in May 2010.

Want to get involved or have an idea for a project related to genetic and environmental risk factors in PD? Please contact us via email.

Click here to download the Mandate Statement.
Click here to download the Pre-Proposal Request Form.
Click here to download a complete roster of leaders and members of all PSG working groups.