Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which a specific cause has not been determined. A complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors is implicated. Dr. Joseph Jankovic, an internationally renowned movement disorders expert and a pioneer in the movement disorders community, will answer questions related to this topic. Additionally, he will share his insight regarding best practices for treatment of newly diagnosed PD.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Joseph Jankovic, M.D. is Professor of Neurology, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, and Founder and Director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC), Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. After completing his Neurology training at Columbia University, New York City, he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in 1977. Since that time he has led clinical and research team that focuses on etiology, pathophysiology, and experimental therapeutics of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative and movement disorders.
Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many awards including the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award and First National Parkinson Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He has published over 1,200 original articles and over 55 books, is included among “Highly Cited Researchers”, and has been ranked #1 expert in the world in movement disorders and in botulinum toxins (http://expertscape.com/).
Dr. Jankovic is current or past member of many scientific and medical advisory boards and has served on the executive scientific advisory boards of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the National Parkinson Foundation.