Adjust Text Size:change font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font size

Parkinson's HelpLine


Learn More

Educational Materials


Do you want to know more about Parkinson's? PDF's materials provide information about symptoms, medications, resources & more.

Order Free Materials Today

Community News

Join PDF TODAY, Online or by Phone for a PD ExpertBriefing on Nutrition and Parkinsonís Disease

You’re invited to join PDF today, February 23, at 1:00 PM ET, for Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease, the fourth event in PDF’s six-part educational series of PD ExpertBriefings.  Participants can participate in this hour-long event online or by phone.

Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease will be presented by Christine Tangney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center.  Dr. Tangney will discuss a number of topics related to nutrition and Parkinson’s, including weight issues; adequate intake of water, fiber, vitamin B12 and vitamin D; and the intake of protein in relation to effectiveness of levodopa.

Sign Up for Nutrition and PD Now!
Learn More About Nutrition and PD!

Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease will be presented as a webinar (a web-based seminar), during which participants can watch Dr. Tangney’s slideshow presentation online and listen in by either using their computer’s speakers or by calling a toll-free number (which will be provided at registration).  Participants can also choose to participate in the audio presentation only, by calling the toll-free number (again, which will be provided at registration).

During the last 20-30 minutes of the seminar, online participants will have the chance to ask Dr. Tangney their own questions about nutrition and Parkinson’s.  In addition, this PD ExpertBriefing will be available on the PDF website for up to a year after the live event. 

About PD ExpertBriefing and Online Programs
The PD ExpertBriefings Series is just one part of PDF’s Online Educational Programs, which are meant to provide people with PD, families, as well as health professionals with access to the leading leaders in Parkinson’s care and research. PDF educational programs have been launched due to the demand from people with Parkinson’s and their families for the most up-to-date information and advice for those with the condition.

PD ExpertBriefings is a six-part educational series that is scheduled to run on an every-other-month basis until June 2010. You can see the full schedule by visiting our Upcoming Online Educational Events section. Furthermore, PDF offers recordings of ten past online educational events. To watch these past events at your convenience, please see our Past Online Educational Events.


If you have any questions about Parkinson’s disease, our information specialists are available at (800) 457-6676. Or, you can ask our experts your questions via our website.

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

Source Date: Feb 22 2010