In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar, María L. De León, MD, a movement disorder specialist and Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council member leads a discussion about participating in Parkinson’s research.
- Stuart Isaacson, MD, director of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton explains the difference between observational studies and interventional trials and speaks to the importance of enrolling people with and without Parkinson’s in research. Dr. Isaacson is principal investigator of the Foundation’s landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study site at Boca Raton.
- John Humphreys, who has participated in over 300 clinical studies as a person with Parkinson’s shares benefits and risks to participating in research.
- And Karen Williams, clinical research manager and PPMI study coordinator at Northwestern University discusses where to find research opportunities and how to choose the right study for you.
The panelists also highlight that PPMI is now recruiting people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the past two years and parents, brothers and sisters, and children of people with Parkinson’s. Learn more here.
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