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

Percent of dollars spent on our mission

PDF is committed to using your funds efficiently to support our mission. To see how funds are spent, browse our financial information.

Learn More

Watch Top PD Researchers on the Web!

PDF invites people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), family members and allied health professionals to “Mind, Mood and Body: Understanding Nonmotor Symptoms of PD,” an educational symposium to be webcast on Friday, July 18 from Lansing, MI.

Not in your neighborhood? No problem! You can watch the event — live or later — on the web, for free!

Register today for attend in-person or watch via webcast.

This event is the second in a four-part series entitled, Parkinson’s Science: Innovations and New Perspectives, which is bringing Parkinson’s disease experts to four US cities to discuss the latest advances in research and treatments.

The Lansing symposium is being presented in collaboration with the Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF). The faculty includes Ronald F. Pfeiffer, M.D., of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who will discuss, “When Parkinson’s Interferes with Gastrointestinal, Urological, Sexual and Other Functions,” and Matthew Menza, M.D., of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School who will address, “Emotional and Cognitive Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease.”

Peter A. LeWitt, M.D., of Henry Ford Hospital, will lead a panel discussion featuring three respected local movement disorders specialists: Doree Ann V. Espiritu, M.D., of Henry Ford Hospital; Edwin B. George, M.D., Ph.D., of Wayne State University School of Medicine; and John L. Goudreau, D.O., Ph.D., of Michigan State University.

Debby Orloff, CEO of MPF, notes, “We are pleased to welcome some of the leading Parkinson’s researchers in the US and the top clinicians in Michigan to this event. We look forward to hearing valuable insights on how people with PD can better manage nonmotor symptoms, which are increasingly recognized as having as much, if not more, of an impact on daily life than Parkinson’s motor symptoms.”

PDF Executive Director, Robin Elliott adds, “PDF and MPF seek to provide the PD community with access to up-to-date information about research, disease management and treatments. We hope that by making this webcast available on the web, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, those who cannot easily attend meetings can join us online and learn ways to improve their daily lives.”

The first webcast, “What’s in the PD Pipeline?,” took place in Charlotte, NC on May 9. A live audience and webcast viewers provided lively interaction with three distinguished speakers, who discussed the role of genetics in PD and new potential treatments in the pipeline.