NPF Parkinson Disease Town Hall coming to University of Florida

The National Parkinson Foundation is coming to the University of Florida on June 4th and you are invited.  Many of you are involved with their NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project which was designed to study how the best care affects real people with Parkinson’s disease, at every stage of their disease. NPF is studying over 6,000 people with Parkinson’s in 10,000 clinical evaluations and counting.  NPF will be explaining and discussing findings from that study with the Parkinson’s community. Some of the key findings include: the importance of treating depression, the impact of differing approaches to Parkinson’s care at different NPF Centers of Excellence, the importance of exercise, and the processes by which this project arrived at these findings.

NPF Town Hall

Drs. Okun and Malaty are speaking as well as Joyce Oberdorf, the NPF’s president, and Dr. Peter Schmidt, NPF’s Chief Information Officer.  The full speaking agenda and topics are at the link below.   This is entirely FREE but you must RSVP as space is limited and they are providing a lunch.  The event will start at 9:30 and go until 1:00pm.

Please go online: ; go to the bottom of the page and click the “Gainesville, FL” link. The RSVP here button is at the bottom of the next page.

Or you can call: 1-800-473-4636

9:15 a.m.

Registration & Exhibits

9:45 a.m.


Joyce Oberdorf, NPF President and CEO

10:00 a.m.

The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project at UF: How your participation is informing our research
Irene Malaty, MD, UF Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center

10:45 a.m.

NPF Parkinson’s Outcomes Project

Peter Schmidt, PhD
NPF CIO / VP of Programs

11:30 a.m.

Lunch with Q & A (complimentary lunch included for those who RSVP)

12:15 p.m.

Looking Ahead: Improving results for today’s patients
Michael Okun, MD
UF Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center

1:00 p.m.

Program Concludes

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Charles Jacobson

Chuck Jacobson maintains the UFMDC Research and Clinical database called INFORM.

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