Managing the Motor Symptoms in PD

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

How can people with Parkinson's cope with the varied movement symptoms associated with the disease, such as tremor, slowness and dystonia?  Find practical strategies by joining PDF and Dr. Parashos for a one-hour PD ExpertBriefing on the topic.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Learn about the various motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.
  • Understand the basic biological mechanisms behind these symptoms.
  • Understand the ways in which medications work to ease the motor symptoms.
  • Learn basic principles of managing motor symptoms, using medications and other strategies.
Sotirios A. Parashos , M.D., Ph.D. , Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and Struthers Parkinson's Center


Dr. Parashos' research into Parkinson's disease focuses on non-dopa-responsive symptoms such as falls and cognitive dysfunction, the natural progression of Parkinson's disease, and the role of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary care in the management of Parkinson's disease. He has co-authored many articles published in peer-reviewed journals, a book on Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease, and has given numerous lectures on Parkinson's disease to professional and lay audiences.

Dr. Parashos serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center, on the Work Group for Parkinson’s Disease Physician Performance Measure Development of the American Academy of Neurology, and on the Parkinson's Outcome Project of the National Parkinson Foundation. 

He completed his basic medical training at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece; a two-year Fogarty Fellowship in Neuropharmacology at the Experimental Therapeutics Branch of the NINDS/NIH, in Bethesda, MD; a Neurology residency at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, MN; a Ph.D., in Experimental Physiology of the Nervous System, at the Aristotle University; and an Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 

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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).