Genetics of Parkinson’s: Clues to Slowing Progression (New England)

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

A genetic (inherited) factor that significantly contributes to the risk of Parkinson’s (PD) can be found in about 15% of people with PD. In most cases, people get PD due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors that vary considerably between different people with PD. Correspondingly, although every person with PD experiences a loss of dopamine in the brain, there is considerable variation in the symptoms and rate of progression. Learn how the genetics of PD may provide clues to slowing progression. 

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Please Note: Masks are required. It is required that all attendees, exhibitors, guests, and staff wear a mask indoors throughout the duration of the event. Masks will be made available as needed.

COVID SAFETY: We’re closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and following all local and state regulations for your health and safety. For the safety of the Parkinson’s community, we’re asking our participants to follow city and state guidelines regarding social distancing safety protocols. Changes to the event date and location may be made, if necessary. Thank you for doing your part to help protect our community!


David K. Simon, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. This program is open to people with Parkinson's, their family, friends and the community.

Event Date

Event Time
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Event Location

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
United States



Contact Name:

Melody McLaughlin

Contact Email:

Contact Phone

(781) 552.3790


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