Parkinson’s Disease Community Conference
Empowerment and education will be the driving theme October 13th at Cedars-Sinai’s Parkinson’s Disease Community Conference in Los Angeles. The free event is from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harvey Morse Conference Center at Cedars-Sinai.
Michele Tagliati, MD, FAAN, director of the Movement Disorders Program, Echo Tan, MD, Elliot Hogg, MD and other members of Cedars-Sinai’s diverse expert team will provide updates on the latest clinical advances and research into Parkinson’s disease, plus new medical management and how a healthier lifestyle can help manage the disorder.
"What we want to do is provide patients and their families new ways to monitor their well-being," said Tagliati, vice chairman of the Department of Neurology. "As our knowledge about Parkinson’s disease expands, it is our duty and mission to keep the public up to date when it comes to the importance of quality-of-life issues.
While most people are familiar with the common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease—shaking, shuffling, and difficulty with balance—the not-so-obvious effects are at the conference's forefront. This includes cognitive decline, insomnia, constipation, unstable blood pressure, depression and loss of smell.
Participants will hear from Echo Tan, MD, faculty of the Movement Disorders Program, on the current medication, surgical options and the importance of exercise.
Also, on the agenda is Elliot Hogg, MD, Movement Disorders Faculty who will discuss all current and new clinical research at the medical center, including drug repurposing.