The EURLSSG held a workshop together with the IRLSSG 2006, to develop an operational definition for the clinical identification of RLS augmentation.
The EU-RLS-Gene group led by J. WInkelmann has published several new genetic findings and state-of-the-art papers in RLS.
More EU-RLS-Gene projects on RLS and PLM are underway.
Diagnosis and treatment in primary care
The EURLSSG has developed algorithms for the diagnosis and treatment of RLS in primary care. The e-version of the diagnostic algorithm can be consulted at the menu on the right-hand "RLS Algorithm".
This algorithm is based on independent consensus meetings that were funded through unrestricted educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and UCB Pharma.
The members of this consensus group are:
* Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Spain
* Marco Zucconi, Italy
* Birgit Högl, Austria
* Karin Stiasny-Kolster, Germany
* Claudia Trenkwalder, Germany
* Heike Benes, Germany
* Ralf Kohnen, Germany
* Ray Chaudhuri
* Paul Stillman
* Heiner Buschmann, Germany
* Giorgio Monti
* Victor Gonzalez
The EURLSSG with the support of the IRLSSG promoted a workshop in 2007 on the methods to assess RLS in population-based studies.