Parkinson Canada Webinar
Ending Parkinson’s Disease: The Book
Wednesday October 7, 12:00 PM (noon) ET / 9:00 AM PT (1 hour duration)
Parkinson Canada is pleased to invite you to a conversation with the Authors of Ending Parkinson’s Disease.
In this “must-read” book for anyone in the Parkinson Community, four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold action plan known as “the PACT” to prevent, care for, and treat Parkinson’s disease-one of the great health challenges of our time.
Join Larry Gifford from the PodCast When Life Gives you Parkinson’s and three of the authors Dr. Bas Bloem, MD, PhD, FRCPE; Dr. Ray Dorsey, MD; Dr.Michael S. Okun, MD on October 7th at 12:00PM ET for a Panel discussion as we try to go behind the curtain on the full story of Parkinson’s and what we can do to end it.
Dr. Bas Bloem
Bastiaan R. Bloem is professor of neurology and director of the Centre of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders at Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2004, with Dr. Marten Munneke, he created ParkinsonNet, the largest integrated-care program for Parkinson’s patients. He is co–editor in chief of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and secretary of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, has over six hundred publications, and has been a featured speaker at leading patient, academic, and health conferences globally.
Dr. Ray Dorsey
Ray Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester, where he directs the Center for Health + Technology. For the past decade, he has used telemedicine to improve care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. His research has been published in the leading neurology, medical, and economic journals and been featured on NPR and in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Previously, he directed the Parkinson’s disease division at Johns Hopkins Medicine and consulted for McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Michael Okun
Michael S. Okun is the Adelaide Lackner Professor and Chair of Neurology at the University of Florida. He is one of the world’s leading Parkinson’s researchers and has advanced surgical treatments for the disease. He is the national medical director of the Parkinson’s Foundation, the country’s largest Parkinson’s disease patient and advocacy group. He is a prolific writer with over five hundred publications and author of the book Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life, which has been translated into twenty languages and is a best seller for patients and families.