As a progressive nervous system disorder with no known cure, Parkinson’s disease management is primarily focused on simply slowing it down. To share additional information with the greater Parkinson’s community, the Parkinson’s Foundation is offering a new virtual webinar, “Can We Put the Brakes on PD Progression?” on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. The event is free to join.
“Discovering the right treatments, interventions and support can enhance your quality of life with Parkinson’s disease, but can it slow progression?” the Foundation writes. “Learn what the latest research is saying about slowing Parkinson’s progression.”
The expert briefing will include information about the most promising treatment options currently available, as well as adjustments that can be made from day to day by those living with the disease. The event will also share lessons and strategies shared by those living with Parkinson’s and what treatments are working for others.
The briefing will be led by Joash Lazarus, MD, a physician representing the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta. Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he has served as the chief resident in neurology at Emory University and has held leadership positions with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the American Academy of Neurology and others. He currently serves as the representative of the Georgia Neurologic Society to the Medical Association of Georgia, and his research centers on balance disorders, including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and others.
The event will be offered through Zoom, but the Foundation offers a series of tutorials for those new to Zoom or virtual events.
The April event is part of the Foundation’s 2021-2022 series of Expert Briefings, and upcoming events are scheduled for Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Registration is currently open for the remaining webinars in 2022.