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Sign Up Today! Hear and Watch PD Experts Debunk the Myths and Misconceptions of Parkinson's on September 29

Join PDF, by phone or online, on Tuesday, September 29 at 1 PM ET, for Parkinson’s Disease and its Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions, the first in a six-part series of free interactive educational events designed for people living with Parkinson’s, family members and health professionals.

This one-hour PD ExpertBriefing, led by Melissa J. Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medical College, debunks myths and misconceptions about Parkinson’s and shares some lesser known secrets about the disease and its treatment. 

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The event will answer such questions as: What are the "invisible symptoms" of PD? …What causes PD symptoms to suddenly worsen?…What is the optimal way in which to take PD medications? 

It will be presented both as a webinar (web-based seminar) – where participants can watch a slideshow presentation online and hear an audio presentation either through their computer's speakers or by calling a toll-free number – and as an audio-only presentation – for those who prefer to listen in by  calling the toll-free number.

Participants joining the live session will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Nirenberg their own questions about Parkinson's during the last 20-30 minutes of the presentation.  This ExpertBriefing, and the next five in the series, will be also available on the PDF website for up to one year after the live event. 

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About PD ExpertBriefings and Other Online Programs

The PD ExpertBriefings Series is just one part of PDF’s Online Educational Programs, which are designed to provide people with PD, families and health professionals with first-hand access to the leaders in Parkinson's care and research.  PDF has launched these programs due to continuing demand from people with Parkinson’s and their families for up-to-date research information and practical advice for living with Parkinson’s.

PD ExpertBriefings is a six-part educational series, scheduled to run on an every-other-month basis from September 2009 and to June 2010.  See the full schedule by visiting our Upcoming Online Educational Events section.

In addition, PDF offers recordings of several past online educational events, including seven archived webcasts.  To watch past events from the comfort of your own home, please see our Past Online Educational Events.

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

Source Date: Sep 11 2009