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Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – April 7th, 2018

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration presents the 2018 Annual Parkinson Educational Symposium When:  Saturday April 7th, 2018   9:00am-1:30pm (Doors open at 8:00am) Where: North Central Baptist Church: 8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL Registration: Free and open…

Atypical Parkinsonism Symposium – March 3rd 2018

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration presents: Atypical Parkinson’s Symposium When:  Saturday March 3rd, 2018   9:00am-1:00pm (Doors open at 8:30am) Where: Harrell Medical Education Building 1104 Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32610   …

DBS for Tourette Registry shows benefit for select patients

University of Florida researchers are leading a multinational registry that tracks the progress of patients who have received deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome. In a report published in JAMA Neurology, the team reports after 1 year of stimulation a mean 45% decrease in Yale Global Tic Severity Scale score…

Dr. Gunduz receives ABIE award

Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D. Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is doing key research into deep brain stimulation and other aspects of the treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Gunduz, directs the Brain Mapping Labratory and collaborates in research with many of the disciplines involved in the…

Deep Brain Stimulation vs Focused Ultrasound – AAN debate with Dr. Okun

Is Focused Ultrasound a possible replacement for Deep Brain Stimulation? MedPage Today wrote a nice summary of the debate that took place last week at the American Academy of Neurology meeting. Neal Kassell, MD, from presented in favor of focused ultrasound while our own Michael Okun, MD, presented against it.

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register Choose September 21st Click Dr. Okun’s talk in the list There are lots of other great talks on that…

Remembering Muhammad Ali and his impact on Parkinson care and research

Muhammad Ali will be remembered for a great many things in and out of the boxing ring. In addition to those things, we at the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration were impressed with how he lived with Parkinson disease and did so in such a public way.

Updated Gainesville Support Group Information

Support Groups! We’ve updated the flyers for these local support groups. Young Onset Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Patients and their Caregivers Essential Tremor Fronto-Temporal Dementia Download the Gainesville Support Group Flyers…