International experts to speak at Parkinson’s research symposium

September 6, 2016  //  FOUND IN: UMHS News

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Researchers from across the globe will join together in Ann Arbor this week to discuss the latest Parkinson’s disease research.

The second Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium on Sept. 7 features a series of 20-minute talks on a range of different PD topics, followed by the plenary lecture by Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Ph.D., from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Hausdorff is the director of the Center for the Study of Movement, Cognition and Mobility at Tel Aviv University. He’ll discuss the interplay between gait, falls and cognitive function.

Other topics include:

  • Mobile brain imaging with high-density EEG
  • Targeting aging as a novel therapeutic strategy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Real-world loss of balance responses and context in older adults at risk for falls

The directors of the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research, William Dauer, M.D., and Roger Albin, M.D., will welcome guests and start the program at 9 a.m. U-M speakers include Daniel P. Ferris, Ph.D. and Neil Alexander, M.D., M.S.

The 20-minute talks last until 11 a.m., when Hausdorff’s plenary lecture begins.

It all happens at Danto Auditorium at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and everyone is welcome to attend the symposium for an update from leading movement disorders researchers.

For more information, take a look at the full program.

Website: http://www.udallpd.umich.edu/html/docs/2016_UMich_Udall_Symposium_Program.pdf

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