After Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's is the most common neurodegenerative disorder. There are an estimated 6.3 million people worldwide suffering from Parkinson's disease. Because of the aging world population, and given that the number of older Americans will more than double to 70 million by 2030, now is the time to begin gaining a better understanding of diseases, such as Parkinson's, that have a significant impact on older adults..
Experts in Parkinson's disease will make brief remarks. A session for questions and answers will follow each speaker.
Story Landis, Ph.D., Director, NINDS
J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Environmental Influences and Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Robert L. Nussbaum, M.D., National Human Genome Research Institute, Genetics of PD
Peter T. Lansbury, Jr., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Drug Discovery for PD
Clive Svendsen, M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Future Therapeutic Approaches
Monique Giroux, M.D., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Caring for Patients with PD Across the Clinical Spectrum
Morton Kondracke, Author of Saving Milly, Caregiver's Perspective
Thursday, October 20, 2005, 10:00 AM ET
The Dana Center, 900 15th St, NW, Washington, DC
Contact: Margo Warren
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke