World Without Parkinson’s: A Look into the Future
Jun
1
7:30 am07:30

World Without Parkinson’s: A Look into the Future

  • Convene

The Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) envisions a world without Parkinson’s. Help us to create it.

Join us for a cutting-edge scientific event marking the 200th anniversary of James Parkinson's, "A Shaking Palsy." The event brings together innovators in research, health care and technology to identify trends that will speed solutions and end the disease for 10 million people worldwide.

Leaders in the field, including those funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation, will present on promising research discoveries and trends. The event will offer ample networking opportunities and will include an intimate interview with world-renowned Parkinsonologist Stanley Fahn, M.D., who will discuss influential scientific advances in Parkinson's to date and the ideas he predicts will speed progress in the future.

Researchers and health innovators who are committed to ending Parkinson’s are encouraged to attend.

Click here to view or download the flyer.

Reserve a spot today! Call 800-457-6676 or register at http://www.parkinsonsfoundation.org/wwp.

31st Annual Symposium on the Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Sep
17
8:00 am08:00

31st Annual Symposium on the Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders

  • Sanibel Harbour Marriott

Presented by the Parkinson Study Group in collaboration with the Huntington Study Group, Dystonia Study Group, Tourette Syndrome Study Group, Cooperative Ataxia Group and Tremor Research Group.

Click here to download the Symposium Schedule.

Click here to download the Call for Abstracts.

Click here to download the Abstracts Form.


2017 Annual Conference – Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics
Apr
3
8:30 am08:30

2017 Annual Conference – Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics

  • Columbia University Medical Center, Alumni Auditorium, Neurological Institute

Ethical Tangles in Neurodegenerative Disease Research: Targeting Participants at Genetic Risk

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are dramatic public health problems that will increase with aging of the population.  Treatments are largely ineffective in people who already have symptoms of these disorders, but promising new research is underway to find ways to prevent or delay onset in asymptomatic people at high risk.  Many of these studies use genetic testing to identify potential participants, raising a number of ethical, legal, and social questions, such as:  Should high-risk status be disclosed to participants, and if so, what will the impact be?  Will the boundaries between research and clinical care be blurred?  What is the best way to ensure that participants can provide truly informed consent?  This conference will discuss major current studies aimed at treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative disorders and the ethical dilemmas raised by the use of genetics in their design.

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PLEASE REGISTER!

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required as space is limited. To register please email cangiam@nyspi.columbia.edu by March 27, 2017.

1st Pan American Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
Feb
24
Feb 26

1st Pan American Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

  • Miami, FL

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is pleased to introduce the 1st Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress. The meeting will be held on February 24-26, 2017 in Miami, FL, USA.

As a result of the rapid growth of the MDS Pan American Section (MDS-PAS), there is the need for a forum to discuss relevant issues in our field that are specific to the Pan American Section. This will also be atremendous opportunity for MDS-PAS members to interact with colleagues from different parts of Pan America.

Visit www.pascongress2017.org for complete information and to register.

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