PIA Overview:

Neuropsychiatric Syndromes

Executive Committee

Chair: Moyra Mortby
Vice Chair: Jennifer R. Gatchel
Programs Chair: Byron Creese
Communications Chair: Catherine Munro 
Member-in-Training: Dylan Guan
Steering Committee Member: Luis Aguera Ortiz
Steering Committee Member: Ganesh M. Babulal
Steering Committee Member: Sanjeev Kumar
Immediate Past Co-Chair: Zahinoor Ismail  
Immediate Past Co-Chair: Cedric O'Gorman


Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (NPS) in Neurodegenerative Disease is widely acknowledged as a major public-health priority area in the field of neurodegenerative disease. Experts are reminded of the universal prevalence of these symptoms in Alzheimer’s and related conditions, the significant added disability for patients and caregivers associated with NPS and the relative scarcity of effective treatments for NPS. The PIA will focus on defining clinical entities that will serve as targets for research and treatment development in later years. Sub-groups related to specific NPS in Alzheimer’s disease, targeting depression, agitation, apathy, psychosis and sleep disorder, will work to develop a series of next steps to meet the PIA’s overall objective.  Additionally, subgroups will be encouraged to incorporate biomarkers and therapeutics as added foci in their groups.  We will continue to aim to produce high impact publications that further advance our field, enhance our collaborations with other organizations that have a similar mission and identify funding opportunities as it related to NPS in AD and related dementias.


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