Pam has served on the Board of Directors as Secretary since 2013 and has led the Research Committee as Chair through seven research grant cycles. Liaising with the Scientific Advisory Board and adhoc peer review committee she administered the grant application and peer review process, culminating in the awarding of over $2 million in research grants since 2013. She maintains an active presence on social media, sharing information and keeping up to date on the latest MSA research news. Her key goals are to encourage worldwide collaboration among the MSA community, promote more awareness, encourage grassroots fundraising and support researchers to find a cure. Pam was recognized by the global MSA community with the JP Schouppe “JiePie” Award for excellence in MSA Advocacy in 2012. She has been nominated four times for the WeGo Health Activist Awards, and was named WeGo Health’s “Best in Show – Facebook” in 2015.
Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - Fri, Dec 31, 2021
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST
Pam will describe the MSA Coalition’s research program highlighting the outcomes of some notable research projects. She will also point out some “not to be missed” research talks coming up on October 1 & 2.
Fri, Oct 1, 2021
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Research Panel with Live Q&A Clinical Research Updates Daniel Claassen MSA Coalition Collborative Core Program Vik Khurana A Blood Test for Distinguishing between Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy Gal Bitan The presentation describes our recent biomarker study in which we found a method for distinguishing between Parkinson’s disease and MSA using a blood test with close to 90% sensitivity and specificity. The rationale, methodology, and implications of the study are discussed. Live Q&A