International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD)
The International Association of Parkinsonism & Related Disorders (IAPRD) is an independent, international, professional association of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in motor behavioural and behavioural motor disorders including Parkinson's disease, secondary parkinsonisms, hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders, and more generally any disorder affecting muscle tone and motor control. The most common clinical disorders and/or symptoms of interest to us are:
• Genetic and idiopathic Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonisms
• Genetic and idiopathic disorders with dystonia
• Cerebellar disorders
• Tremor, myoclonus, tics, ballism
• Psychogenic and psychiatric movement disorders
• Huntington's disease, chorea, and Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome
• Movement disorder-related non-motor disorders, such as disorders of the autonomic nervous system, mood disorders, sleep disorders (including: excess daytime sleepiness, REM sleep behaviour disorders, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movements), psychiatric disorders (among them: impulse control disorders, executive dysfunction, dementia, delusions and hallucinations)
The International Association Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
The International Association Parkinsonism and Related Disorders is a fully independent charitable institution under Dutch law aiming to conduct research into and advance knowledge of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, as well as to advise the World Federation of Neurology in matters related to Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The Association is having its registered seat in the Municipality of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is registered in the Trade Register of the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce and Industries. The association tries to achieve its goals, among other ways, by:
• promoting and stimulating neurological research into Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders;
• stimulating and providing educational activities such as symposia, congresses (including the World Congress of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders) and medical journals related to Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders;
• advancing and teaching political and social awareness of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders;
• promoting, organising, providing for and guaranteeing optimal methods of treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
The association tries to achieve its goals by raising and acquiring funds through the Foundation Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.