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Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research - 10.20.2011


Event Date: Thursday, October, 20th, 2011



Event Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This year, an estimated 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT are working to understanding the biological basis of this debilitating disease, so that better treatments may be developed in the future.

We invite you to join us as we bring together leading experts from the McGovern Institute and the APDA to discuss cutting edge advances in Parkinson's disease research and to provide perspective on what the future holds for Parkinson's patients and their families. Following the formal presentations, guests are invited to participate in an open floor discussion, reception, and optional tour of the brain imaging center.

Speakers will include:

  • Ann Graybiel, PhD Investigator at the McGovern Institute; leading expert on the basal ganglia, forebrain structures affected in people suffering from Parkinson's and related conditions
  • Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC Director of the APDA Center for Advanced Research at Boston University Medical Center
  • Roberta Sydney SM '88 Chair of the Friends of the McGovern Institute and passionate advocate of Parkinson's disease research

We hope you will join us for this event and we encourage you to bring a guest to share in what we hope will be a stimulating evening! Please click here to secure your seat at this seminar.


Location:   McGovern Institute Seminar Room (MIT Building 46-3189)
    43 Vassar Street
    Cambridge MA 02139