Posts Tagged ‘education’

Fourth annual Parkinson’s Disease Forum takes place on April 13th

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Uri Eden, PhD presents his research at the 2012 PD ForumThe American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center of Research at Boston University and Boston Medical Center supported this year’s fourth annual Parkinson’s Disease Forum. This program, which took place on Friday, April 13th at Boston University’s Photonics Center, was organized by Dr. Ben Wolozin, Professor of Pharmacology and Neurology, Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire, Associate Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the APDA Advanced Center of Research, and Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, Program Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

Researchers share ideas during breakout sessionsScientists and clinicians from across campus presented information on their research. Breakout sessions were designed to foster collaborations among different disciplines. Tara Guastella provided information on the Fox Trial Finder, an innovative online database connecting researchers to study subjects. The day ended with a poster session with contributions by many of the doctoral students conducting research in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.

Special thanks to Ray James, BS, RN and Vanessa Blais for their support. To view the program please click here.

PD Forum OrganizersStudents display research during the poster sessionBoston University faculty and staff gather to discuss their Parkinson's disease research

Parkinson’s disease educational program to take place in Braintree

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Teva Neuroscience and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association will hold a free educational program on Wednesday, February 29th at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Neurologist James Gilbert, MD will provide An Update on Parkinson’s Disease. Movement Disorder Specialist Samuel Ellias, PhD, MD will present An Overview of Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Medical & Surgical Options. Dinner and reception will begin at 4:30pm and the program will run from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Please click here to view the program flyer. Register now by contacting the APDA Information & Referral Center at (800) 651-8466 or RSVP is required.

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time: 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital – 2nd Floor Conference Room – 250 Pond Street – Braintree MA 02184

Parkinson’s Disease: A Practical Approach to Evaluation & Treatment for the Physical Therapist

Monday, December 19th, 2011
For Physical Therapists

Save the Date: Friday, April 20, 2012

Designed by physical therapists for physical therapists, this course will provide practical, evidence based knowledge on how to effectively evaluate and treat individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University’s Sargent College and Associate Director of Clinical Care in the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University, will present. 8 CEUs are available.

This program is presented by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in collaboration with the American Parkinson Disease Association.

For more information, please contact 800-457-6676 or

April 26, 2013
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