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2008 Consortium Conference Presentations

National VA Parkinson's Disease Consortium Conference

Sheraton Station Square

September 4-5, 2008

To download the presentations, please select and click on the presenters name in the right column.

Toward a Unified Hypothesis of Parkinson's Pathogenesis Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases Director
Debate 1: Premotor PD can be diagnosed Pro: Matthew Stern, MD
Philadelphia PADRECC Co- Director

Con: Webster Ross, MD
Honolulu Consortium Center Director
Debate 2: Initiation of therapy should be delayed until symptoms become disabling or bothersome

Pro: Eugene Lai, MD
Houston PADRECC Director

Con: John Duda, MD (1)
Philadelphia PADRECC Director

Debate 3: Continuous dopaminergic stimulation minimizes levodopa-induced motor complications Pro: Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD
Southwest PADRECC Director

Con: Ergun Uc, MD
Iowa City Consortium Center Director
Debate 4: DBS utilization will expand in the treatment of PD in the future

Pro: William Marks, MD
San Francisco PADRECC Director

Con: Fredy Revilla, MD
Cincinnati Consortium Center Director

Debate 5: Dementia in PD is due to diffuse Lewy body disease Pro: Jim Leverenz, MD
Northwest PADRECC

Con: John Duda, MD(2)
Philadelphia PADRECC Director
Approaches to Managing Neuropsychiatric Complications Daniel Weintraub, MD
Philadelphia PADRECC
Approaches to DBS Programming William Marks, MD
San Francisco PADRECC

Susan Heath, RN, MS
San Francisco PADRECC

*Supplemental article for review*
Information from the HSR&D PADRECC Evaluation Marty Charns, DBA
Irene Cramer, PhD, MSSA, LICSW
VA Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research

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