Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, often with a slight tremor in just one hand. The disorder also frequently causes stiffness or slowing of movement due to rigid muscles. The causes may be genetic and/or due to exposure to toxins. To learn what we do know about the disease, its treatment, and what research is being done, please join us at a presentation where Dr. Henchcliffe, Director of the Parkinson’s Institute, Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Neurology , Chief, Neurodegenerative Disorders at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, will discuss the exciting impact stem cell and other research may have on this disease, that affects nearly a million Americans and is diagnosed in about 60,000 new patients in the U.S. each year.
Wednesday, March 20 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Weill Greenberg Center
1305 York Ave., New York NY