Parkinson’s Disease and its Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

What are the "invisible symptoms" of PD?  What causes PD symptoms to suddenly worsen?  What is the optimal way in which to take PD medications?  This 1-hour PD ExpertBriefing explores these questions and more – debunking myths and misconceptions about Parkinson’s and sharing some lesser known secrets about the disease and its treatment.  Read more below about this event or register today online or by calling (800) 457-6676.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Share secrets, some things you might not know about PD that can help your quality of life.
  • Dispel myths, the pervasive but incorrect ideas you may have heard from others.
  • Identify misconceptions, or partial truths, and find out whether they are based on facts.
  • Promote better communication between people with PD/caregivers and their doctors.
  • Empower people with Parkinson’s and caregivers to improve their quality of life.
Melissa J. Nirenberg , M.D., Ph.D. , Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Institute, Weill Cornell

Dr. Nirenberg received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating magna cum laude with Distinction in English.  She was awarded a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical School.  After medical school, Dr. Nirenberg completed a residency in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and then completed a three-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Columbia University Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders.

Questions? CEUs?

If you have questions about how to join this PD ExpertBriefing, by phone or online, please see our PD ExpertBriefing FAQ.

Are you a health care professional seeking continuing education units? CEUs are provided via PDF’s sponsorship of the American Society on Aging. When registering for this PD ExpertBriefing, please be sure to indicate interest in CEUs. Health professionals have 30 days in which to view the live or recorded seminar and apply for CEUs. It may take an additional 30 days to process CEUs.

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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).