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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…

Florida TED Talk On Curing Dystonia: From Kitchen Table to Cure

Ken Staab tackles the issue of finding a cure for dystonia in this new TEDx video filmed at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Ken details the path to a cure and he tells the amazing story of the Staab’s and the formation of Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure.  Ken points out that we…

News Release posted for Dr. Okun’s “Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life”

The news release for Dr. Okun’s new book aimed at helping patients live well with Parkinson’s Disease has been posted to several major news sites including the Wall Street Journal and the Miami Herald. “Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life” has been translated into more than twenty languages, including: Arabic, Spanish, German, French, Korean, Japanese,…

New Parkinson’s book aims to help patients & caregivers around the world

Many of the valuable resources available to help patients with Parkinson disease are only available in English. In a new book translated into over 20 languages Michael S. Okun, MD, the co-director of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, aims to help patients live well with Parkinson disease. “Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a…

Florida Medical Student Publishes a Paper on Estimating Deep Brain Stimulation Battery Life

University of Florida medical student Kaihan Fakhar published an important paper this month on estimation of deep brain stimulator battery life.  This paper was a follow-up to a previous medical student’s work (Mike Montuno) developing electronic web-based estimators for clinicians and patients.  This is a very important paper which lays out important principles in long…

University of Florida 2013 Parkinson Disease Symposium – Full Details

The UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration is excited to announce the itinerary for the 11th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers. It’s happening on Saturday, April 20th. The Symposium will again be held at the Alachua County Senior Recreational Center at 5701 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL. There will…

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual PSP Symposium/Think Tank

Researchers and clinicians, the 2nd Annual Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Symposium/Think Tank is coming up on Friday, April 19, 2013. Please join us for a morning of talks devoted to the topic “Progress in Research: Understanding the Pathological Mechanisms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy” Friday, April 19, 2013 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese…