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Immune System's Role in Parkinson's

June 20, 2019

This is an archived file of an event that took place on June 20, 2019.

This month, we replayed a popular webinar where our experts discussed the connection between Parkinson's and the immune system -- its role in disease and how we may develop measures and identify drug targets in this area. They also talked about how scientists are engineering immune system players to fight Parkinson's disease.

Webinar Details


Thursday, June 20, 2019


1 hr


12:00 pm ET
  • Continuing Medical Education Information for Health Care Professionals

    MJFF offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for practicing health care professionals for each Third Thursday Webinar. Click the link in the Resource List after viewing the webinar to take the post-test survey and receive your CME credit.

    Reviewed for Release: June 20, 2019
    Date Credit Expires: June 20, 2021
    Date of Original Release: July 19, 2018

    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 employed by Pfizer.

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