Sunday, April 20, 2014

Clinical Research Forum Announcement

Learn more about the state of Parkinson’s research today, the different types of trials and how your loved ones can participate. Speak with some of the most active Principal Investigators in Colorado about their research. Ask questions of Research Coordinators about their ongoing trials. Talk to others who have participated in trials about their experiences. Decide to participate. Make a difference.Clinical trials and studies play a critical role in the development of new and better medicines. Yet, enrollment of patients is one of the top challenges clinical researchers face. Slow and/or low enrollment hinders the research process and deters potential funders from investing in research. Many clinical trials fail to recruit a single subject. Only one in 100 people with Parkinson’s takes part in a trial. We can do better.

When: May 3, 8:30am-12:300pm

Where: Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226


8:30      Registration • Exhibits

9:00      Welcome
                    Cheryl Siefert, MNM, Executive Director, Parkinson Association of the Rockies

9:10      Parkinson’s Research: Where We Are Today
                     Rajeev Kumar, MD, Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center

9:25      Panel Discussion of Cutting-Edge Research
                     Curt Freed, MD, Professor, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University 
of Colorado Denver
                     Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver
                     Rajeev Kumar, MD, Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center

10:20      Movement Break
                    Meredith Roberts, PT, DPT, Outpatient Rehab Manager, Life Care Center of Aurora

10:40      Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine Research
                    John Dean, MS, CCC-SLP, Parkinson’s Program Coordinator, Life Care Centers 

                    of America 
                    Cynthia McRae, PhD, Professor, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

11:10      Panel Discussion on Deep Brain Stimulation Research
                    Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Professor, Departmentof Neurosurgery, 
University of Colorado Denver
                    Monique L. Giroux, MD, Medical Director and CEO, Movement and Neuroperformance Center of Colorado
                    Olga Klepitskaya, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver

12:15      Research Fair • Exhibits

Event is FREE, but registration is required

In Collaboratiaon with:

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Special Thanks to: 

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Location : Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226

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