Immune System's Role in Parkinson's

This is an archived event that took place on July 19, 2018. 

Our experts discuss the connection between Parkinson's and the immune system -- its role in disease and how we may developing measures and identify drug targets in this area. They also talk about how scientists are engineering immune system players to fight Parkinson's disease.

Title: Immune System's Role in Parkinson's

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time: 12 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

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Date of Original Release: July 19, 2018
Date Credit Expires: July 19, 2020

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the role of immune system in health and disease.
  • Discuss the connections between Parkinson’s and the immune system. 
  • Describe how scientists are using the immune system for Parkinson’s tests and therapies. 

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing, LLC's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Dave Iverson
Nothing to disclose.

Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD
Director of the Movement Disorders Program
University of California, Los Angeles
Nothing to disclose.

Todd Sherer, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
The Michael J. Fox Foundation 
Wife employeed by Pfizer.


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