Fri, Apr 14|
The Michael J. Fox Foundation - PPMI: The Study that Could Change Everything!
The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is a landmark initiative to help doctors and scientists better diagnose, treat and even prevent brain disease.
Time & Location
Apr 14, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
STARS Rehab, 4320 A1A S #3, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
About the event
I am sure you all remember the frustration of a doctor looking at you and telling you that you have Parkinson's disease with no special test, or image to prove it. PPMI launched in 2010 with a goal to identify biological markers to definitively diagnose Parkinson's, predict those at risk for the disease, and to measure progression in those already diagnosed. Biological markers are critical to measure the effectiveness of disease slowing treatments and also to prevent disease in those that may be at increased risk, like your loved ones. Join us to learn from Gage Smith, the Associate Director of Advancement at the Michael J Fox Foundation, about what this study has taught us and what is left to learn.