Parkinson’s Choices: Playing an Active Role In Your Treatment Plan

Registration is now open for the next installment in the APDA Spotlight series, Parkinson’s Choices: Playing an Active Role In Your Treatment Plan. 

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 Central Time and will be accessible online and via conference call. The presenters will be Dr. Jaime Hatcher-Martin of Emory University School of Medicine and Dr. Harrison Walker of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Registration is free and open to the public. Please review the form below for registration instructions and additional information.

MJFF Podcast: Parkinson’s Personalized Medicine

By Maggie McGuire Kuhl

While everyone who has Parkinson’s shares the same diagnosis, each person’s experience of the disease can vary greatly. As Michael J. Fox once observed, “Everyone gets their own version of Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately none comes with operating guide.” But what if there were operating instructions? What if we figured out a way to treat each person’s based on their specific symptoms or disease type? It’s an approach often referred to as personalized medicine.

“Personalized medicine or precision medicine is this really compelling idea that if we can better understand not just the clinical symptoms someone has but actually their underlying disease biology, we can tailor treatments that target that underlying biology of the disease and therefore more optimally treat the patient,” said Brian Fiske, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research Programs at The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

In our latest podcast, Dr. Fiske explains how we’re moving closer to personalized medicine for Parkinson’s disease. Hear more from Dr. Fiske and other panelists on this topic in our next Third Thursdays Webinar: “Would One Parkinson’s Treatment Fit All?” on April 21, 2016 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. Register now.

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