What's New in Genetics and Parkinson's?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

"Each new gene and the story the genes tell together are providing the most remarkable molecular insights into what is happening in Parkinson's disease," says Matthew Farrer, Ph.D. What do genetic discoveries mean for you, your family and future Parkinson's therapies? Find out by joining PDF and Dr. Farrer for a one-hour PD ExpertBriefing discussing the topic.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Discuss the latest findings in genetic research for Parkinson's
  • Understand what genetics research tell us about risk for developing Parkinson's
  • Understand how the study of genetics could impact the development of new treatments for Parkinson's
Matthew Farrer , Ph.D. , Canada Excellence Research Chair, Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience, University of British Columbia

Dr. Farrer is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. 

He received support from PDF for genetics research in 2004 and 2011.  Visit his website at www.can.ubc.ca.

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This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., Sunovion and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).