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Notes from AAN 2011 Part I: PDF News

This week the researchers and clinicians who treat Parkinson’s and a host of other neurological diseases are gathering at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Hawaii. Here they will share new information on the science and care of Parkinson’s. PDF’s Director of Research Programs, James Beck, Ph.D., is on the ground in Hawaii and has been sending us some updates on some of the happenings at this meeting. Here are some PDF-related highlights he has sent along: First, AAN accepted a submission from PDF as part of its competitive poster session, which Dr. Beck has shown… read more Read More

Notes from AAN 2010: Part II

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs As promised on Friday, here’s an additional update from last month’s American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting.In addition to the study mentioned above, another interesting one – presented by Nasim R. Khadem and Melissa J. Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D. – investigated the rates of pharmacy errors in Parkinson’s medications. In this small, prospective study of 73 individuals, the investigators found that about ten percent of people with Parkinson’s had the incorrect Parkinson’s medication dispensed to them during a one-year period. Dr. Nirenberg alluded to this problem in her recent PD ExpertBriefing (and… read more Read More

Notes from AAN 2010: Part I

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs Sorry for the delay in postings. As you will see in the next several posts, I have been a bit busy attending scientific meetings that have a direct impact upon Parkinson’s. The American Academy of Neurology annual meeting was held recently in Toronto. This a large international meeting where neurologists come together to learn and share new scientific progress (largely clinical) related to diseases of the nervous system. I already covered some of the new findings related to imaging and PD in my interview with David Eidelberg, M.D.,, but I wanted to… read more Read More

Interview with Dr. Eidelberg at AAN

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs At the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in Toronto, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with David Eidelberg, M.D., this year’s PDF-AAN Movement Disorder Research Awardee. Dr. Eidelberg is a Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Director of both the Center of Neurosciences at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and of the Movement Disorders and Functional Neuroimaging Center at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems. He has been hailed as an innovative thinker who has developed new ideas to advance… read more Read More