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The Parkinson's Disease Foundation Presents its 50th Anniversary Educational Symposium

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation presents its 50th Anniversary Educational Symposium, Frontiers of Science and Clinical Advances in Quality of Life, in collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. The symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, October 11 and 12, 2007, in New York City.

This educational symposium will be open to everyone touched by Parkinsonís including researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, people with Parkinsonís and caregivers.

The parallel track program will look at the progress that has been made over the last 10 years and where we expect to see progress in the next 10 years. The Scientific Program Committee, led by PDFís very own scientific advisor, Stanley Fahn, M.D., will cover a wide range of topics including synuclein, the Parkin gene, LRRK2, epidemiology, biomarkers for PD, neuroprotection and gene therapy.

The Clinical Advances in Quality of Life Program Committee, led by Lucien CŰtť, M.D., and Karen Marder, M.D., will focus on maintaining independence through mobility, behavioral issues and pre-Parkinsonís diagnosis. Registrants are invited to attend sessions of their choice in either track of the program.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. CNE will also be offered to nurses. Registration for the program and details on CME and CNE credit for medical professionals will be posted on this site when available. Following the program on October 11, a special 50th anniversary award ceremony dinner will be held. During this dinner, PDF will present the James Parkinson Award. PDF bestows this award every 10 years on a leader in the Parkinsonís research community. Space at the symposium and dinner will be limited. Please continue to check our site as more information and registration details are added.

For more information contact Eli Pollard, Director of Special Events, at (212) 923-4700.

Source Date: Sep 29 2006