Expert Briefing: The Skinny on Skin and Bone Health in Parkinson's

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET

As Parkinson’s disease (PD) progresses, it is common to experience changes in skin and bone health. Weakened skeletal and bone health can increase risk of falls and balance issues. Changes in the skin or trouble with excessive sweating are also common symptoms of PD. Recent studies have shown an increased prevalence of skin cancer among people with PD. Learn about these changes and how to address them. 


Kenneth W. Lyles, MD,
Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Staff Physician, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

Nicki Niemann, MD,
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute

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Dr. Kenneth Lyles

Dr. Kenneth Lyles graduated from Medical College of Virginia medical school and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lyles has been helping patients with metabolic bones diseases and other disorders of mineral metabolism find ways to treat their disease. His current research interests are expansive and include hip and vertebral fractures, Paget’s disease of the bone, age-associated osteoporosis, and fracture prevention in Parkinson’s disease among many others. Dr. Lyles currently serves as the President and a Trustee of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and as the Trial of Parkinson’s and Zoledronic Acid (TOPAZ) lead investigator at Duke.

Nicki Niemann, MD

Nicki Niemann, MD, is a neurologist in the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and an assistant professor of neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Niemann’s expertise includes the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Dr. Niemann earned his medical degree from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He completed his neurology residency and a fellowship in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Niemann’s research interests include clinical trials and translational research in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, genetics of Parkinson’s disease, and novel applications of botulinum toxin.

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