Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire is pleased to announce that Okeanis Vaou, M.D. has joined the Department of Neurology as a Movement Disorder Specialist. Dr. Vaou completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center in 2012. After completion of her fellowships she practiced at the Noran Neurological Clinic, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Vaou’s special interests include clinical management of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and tremor. As a sleep specialist, she will manage sleep problems in our movement disorder population. Additional clinical and research interests include autonomic disorders and deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vaou, please contact the BU Neurology Associates at 617-638-8456.
Michael Schwarzchild, MD, PhD Presents at the Fourteenth Annual J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture
Michael Schwarzschild, MD, PhD, Julianne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, presented this year’s J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture. Dr. Schwarzschild delivered a presentation entitled “Purines for Protection in Parkinson’s: from Adenosine to Urate.” The event, held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Medical School Building of the Boston University Medical Campus, was well attended.
To see more information about the program, and about previous Fink Memorial Lecture Speakers, click here.
The Boston University Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center is one of seven locations in the United States that will host the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program (VNF) in 2015. This program will provide didactics, clinical time with patients, participation in a PD support group, and the opportunity to develop an independent project. Nurse faculty in geriatrics, gero-psych, neurology, and community health would benefit from applying to this 40 CEU approved program.
For more information, contact Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-638-7737.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter will hold its 2015 Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s on Sunday, June 7th. Proceeds from this Walk will be used to benefit research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and the APDA Information & Referral Center network. To register as a walker, support a friend or family member, or to learn more about the Walk, visit apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/event/mawalk2015. Additional information about the APDA in Massachusetts can be found at www.apdama.org.
The Boston University PD Forum will take place this Friday, April 10th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Boston University Questrom School of Business (previously the School of Management). Clinicians and scientists from across campus will come together to present their research on Parkinson’s disease through lectures and a poster session. If interested in this event, please contact Ray James at email@example.com.
This conference is designed to educate and inspire people with Parkinson’s disease and those who care about them through speakers, workshops, exhibitors, networking, & FUN – including a Sunday evening social. It will take place on November 2 & 3, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.
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The Good Start Program is a two part series presented by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists from Boston University and Boston University Medical Center. Participants will receive up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and resources.
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There is no cost for participation in this program, however registration is required. To register, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A light supper will be served.
All are invited to attend an educational event about the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, the Ashkenazi Jewish population, and an ongoing research study. Samuel Frank, MD, associate professor of neurology at Boston University Medical Center and site principal investigator of the Parkinson’s Progression Marker’s Initiative (PPMI) trial, and Vanessa Arnedo, associate director of research partnerships at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will present Is Parkinson’s A Jewish Genetic Disease? This program will take place on Sunday, June 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Waltham, MA.
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To RSVP, please visit www.michaeljfox.org/BostonGeneticStudy.
On Friday, April 4, 2014, a fundraiser benefiting Boston Medical Center’s Department of Neurology will be held at the Norwood Elks. All are welcome.
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The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program (VNF) will take place at the Boston University Medical Center Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center on August 4-7, 2014.