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Join the Next Six PD ExpertBriefings

Free interactive educational programs designed for people living with Parkinson’s, family members and health care professionals.

Impulsive and Compulsive Behaviors in Parkinson’s Disease
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET 
Daniel Weintraub, M.D.,
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Caring for a Person with Late-Stage Parkinson's

November 2011
Date TBA
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month

Driving and PD: Balancing Independence and Safety
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET    
Margaret O’Connor, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., and Lissa Robins Kapust, L.I.C.S.W.,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

A Closer Look at Anxiety and Depression in PD
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET  
Laura Marsh, M.D.,
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Parkinson’s Medications: Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET   
Cynthia L. Comella, M.D., F.A.A.N.,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Understanding the Progression of Parkinson’s
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET    
Ronald F. Pfeiffer, M.D.,
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Pre-registration is recommended:
By Phone: Phone participants will receive a unique number and pass code to use on the day of the seminar.
By Computer: Online participants will receive tips for testing their computers.

Did you miss a PD ExpertBriefing?  Several recorded seminars are available for you to watch on our website. Not online? Then contact us to order a free set of DVDs.

This series is made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

Community Events

PDF Champs: Stand Up to Parkinson's Race
Date: Saturday, October 22
Place: Newport Beach, CA

Join PDF Champion and paddleboard racer Pamela Strom at this event to benefit PDF’s research programs.  The event is free and open to all spectators and $40 for adult racers.

Night of a Thousand Stars Gala

Date: Saturday, November 5
Place: Commerce Township, MI

An evening of food, entertainment, and a silent auction, to benefit the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.

7th Annual HOPE Conference

Date: Saturday, October 29
Place: Seattle, WA

The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) and the Washington State chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) invite you to this day-long educational conference on Parkinson’s.

Carnaval at the Copa
Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: Copacabana, New York, NY

Enjoy live entertainment, open bar, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions to benefit PDF’s research programs.

PDF Champs: Music for Parkinson’s

Date: Sunday, December 4
Place: Rye, NY

Join PDF advisory council member David Eger, Ph.D., and friends for an afternoon of chamber music followed by a wine and cheese reception.  All funds benefit PDF’s research programs.

Third World Parkinson Congress

Date: Tuesday, October 1 – Friday, October 4, 2013
Place: Montreal, Canada

Join the Parkinson’s community for this international scientific forum.

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Clinical Research Learning Institute: Southern Region

Help advance science by attending the Clinical Research Learning Institute: Southern Region this February 2012.

  • Learn from leading clinical research experts about the science of Parkinson’s and clinical research.
  • Gain leadership skills to interact with the scientific community as a PDF Research Advocate.

Application period opens in October 2011.

For more information on this and other trainings and to apply online, visit our website at, call (800) 457-6676 or

Participants must reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia.  Attendee expenses are paid by PDF.