Webinar Recording: Is a Parkinson’s Pandemic Coming? Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

with Dr. Michael Okun

From 1990 to 2015, the number of people with Parkinson doubled to over 6 million, and it’s set to double again in the next twenty years. This pandemic will require, among other things, more activism, innovation, specialists, and novel approaches to treatment that will ensure everyone with Parkinson’s receives expert care. But what does that mean for us?

This Webinar was recorded live on March 11, 2020.

In this webinar, Dr. Okun addressed the following topics:

  • The current thinking on how to prevent onset
  • How to make expert care available to all
  • Where research is now and where it’s headed
  • How to reduce the costs of new treatments
  • What we can do today to advocate for the Parkinson’s-free future we all want

Your Instructor for the Webinar

Dr. Michael Okun received his MD with honors from the University of Florida. He was fellowship trained by Mahlon DeLong, Jerrold Vitek, and Ray Watts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to found the movement disorders program at the University of Florida. He is currently Chair of Neurology, Professor, and Executive Director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida Health College of Medicine.

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