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Save the Date: PDF’s Six-Part Educational Series Launches on September 29

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce PD ExpertBriefings – a free six-part educational series designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), family members and health professionals.

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Register for the first event on Tuesday, September 29!

The series, entitled Taking Charge of Your Parkinson's, will offer practical advice for living with Parkinson’s – including issues regarding caregiving, employment, nutrition and more – and will discuss the latest scientific findings. See full series schedule below.

Each 60-minute session will be presented leaders in the fields of Parkinson’s research and care. Participants can take part in the sessions via phone, using a toll-free number and/or can also watch and listen online, through PDF’s website.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions during the last 20-30 minutes of each session.  If you miss a session, an archive of the presentation will be available on the PDF website for up to one year after the live event.  The series is scheduled to run on an every-other-month basis, commencing in September 2009 and ending in June 2010.

The first webinar in the six-part series, “Parkinson’s Disease and its Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions,” will take place on September 29, led by Melissa Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Registration for the first webinar will open in early September. 

PDF’s Executive Director, Robin Elliott said of the PDExpertBriefings series, “PD ExpertBriefings aim to provide people with Parkinson’s around the country, and the world, with first-hand access to the insight of some of those who are at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and care.  Whether you choose to listen in by phone or watch on the Internet, we believe this series will provide valuable information for everyone in the Parkinson’s community.”

ExpertBriefings 2009-2010 Tentative Schedule

Parkinson’s Disease and its Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions

Melissa Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuesday, September, 29, 2009 at 1PM ET

How to Take Care of the Caregiver

Barbara Habermann, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 1PM ET

Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease

January 2010

Legal and Tax Issues for People with Parkinson’s

February 2010

What’s in the Parkinson’s Pipeline?

April 2010

Fatigue and Parkinson's Disease


June 2010

































































































































































About Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's while supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $75 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world.

This webinar series has been made possible by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Source Date: Aug 11 2009