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LIVE Webinar: Parkinson's Associated Risk Study

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Join Andrew Siderowf, MD, MSCE, Director of the NPF Center of Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania, for a free LIVE webinar on his work on Parkinson's Associated Risk Study (PARS):

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 1:00pm EDT

Register for the PARS webinar

 

 

Initial findings from this study were first presented at the Movement Disorder Society in Paris last June, and the project is on-going. This is the first time Dr. Siderowf will be talking with patients about this promising project that is helping researchers to diagnose Parkinson’s disease earlier so that neuroprotective therapies can be initiated sooner. Dr. Siderowf will be inviting participants to be a part of this important research. Webinar attendees will be able to ask questions live as well as meet a study participant.

 

What is the PARS study?

 

Dr. Siderowf is screening over 15,000 close relatives of people with PD. His goal is to evaluate these tests to see if with them he can detect early signs of Parkinson’s disease. The most promising test so far is the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), a test of the sense of smell. Changes in sensitivity to odors frequently occur prior to the onset of motor symptoms.

 

All are welcome to attend this webinar! Dr. Siderowf is particularly interested in connecting with people with PD and also their children, parents, and siblings who are over 50 years old. You can also participate if you have a relative with young onset PD and you are close in age to when your relative developed symptoms (or older). If you know someone who meets these criteria, please forward this message to them!

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