Boston, MA: What's New in Parkinson's Disease?

Massachusetts General Hospital
O’Keeffe Auditorium
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Description: Join Massachussetts General Hospital, an NPF Center of Excellence, for "What's New in Parkinson's Disease?", a symposium for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers.


8:30–9:00 am: Check in and Registration

9:00 am: Welcome

9:15 am: Why do People Get Parkinson’s Disease? - Michael Schwarzschild, MD, PhD

9:50 am: What’s New in Medications for Parkinson’s Disease? - Albert Hung, MD, PhD

10:25 am: Break

10:50 am: Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease: Is DBS for You? - Alice Flaherty, MD, PhD

11:25 am: Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease: What’s Known and What’s New? - John Growdon, MD

12:00 pm: Questions and Answers


Michael Schwarzschild, MD, PhD
Chair, Parkinson Study Group Executive Committee
Massachusetts General Hospital

Albert Hung, MD, PhD
Medical Director, NPF Center of Excellence
Massachusetts General Hospital

Alice Flaherty, MD, PhD
Director, Parkinson’s Disease DBS Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital

John Growdon, MD
Unit Chief, Partners Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Fee(s): Registration is free; preregistration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating.

Contact Phone: (617) 643-0654

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