Academy for the Study of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

released: 1 December 2017
last updated: 1 December 2017


How this list was created:

These 5 recommendations were identified by the Academy for the Study of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (LIMPE-DISMOV Academy).The five recommendations related to Parkinson’s disease were selected during a meeting of the board of the LIMPE-DISMOV Academy on the basis of a list drawn up by the individual members of the board. Each member of the board has indicated a practice, commonly carried out in Italy, for which there are well-founded reasons to consider possible its inappropriate use, which does not bring significant benefits to patients, but rather a greater incidence of side effects or inadequate care. In the selection process, the board of the LIMPE-DISMOV Academy took into careful consideration the level of evidence of the practices that was recently revised in the “Linea Guida Diagnosi e Terapia della Malattia di Parkinson” published in 2013 and updated in 2015, drafted by LIMPE in collaboration with the “Istituto Superiore di Sanità”.

About this society:

The Italian Academy for Parkinson’s Diseases and Movement Disorders (Accademia LIMPE-DISMOV hereinafter Academy) was born in 2014 as the result of the merger of the two major Scientific Associations dedicated to the Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders: LIMPE (Italian Society for the Study of Parkinson Disease, Extrapyramidal Disease and Dementia, established in 1974) and DISMOV-SIN (Italian Association of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, born in 1987). The goals of the Academy are:
– To be a scientific point of reference for physicians and patients in order to promote and disseminate information on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders;
– To promote and support clinical and experimental research and stimulate the development of clinical protocols by promoting multi-centre and multi-disciplinary projects;
– To establish relationships with Foundations, scientific associations, health professionals associations and patient associations for a fruitful cultural and scientific exchange;
– To become a key stakeholder for Institutions of Public Health.