Local Events

2-25-15  Branford, CT - Lunch & Learn

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2-27-2015 - Putnam, CT - Lunch & Learn

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2-28-2015 - Tulsa, OK - 4th Annual Music Trivia Charity Event

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3-7-2015 - Madison, WI - Wine Tasting Benefit

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3-12-2015 - Dartmouth, MA - Lunch & Learn

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3-13-2015 - Boca Raton, FL - Annual Symposium

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3-14-2015 Cincinnati, OH - PD EDU Series

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3-16-2015 - Woodbury, CT - Lunch & Learn

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3-18-2015 - Glastonbury, CT - Dinner Conference

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3-29-2015 Atlanta, GA - Night at Agatha's Mystery Theatre

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4-8-2015 Green  Valley, AZ - Activity Day

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4-11-2015 - Rolling Meadows, IL - Educational Symposium (call 630-933-4392)

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4-11-2015 - Somerset , NJ - Living Well with PD Conference

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4-11-2015 - Virginia Beach, VA - Optimism Walk

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4-11-2015 - San Antonio, TX - Optimism Walk

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4-11 and 4-12-2015 - St. Louis, MO - GO! St. Louis Weekend

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4-12-2015 - Delray Beach, FL - Optimism Walk

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4-18-2015 - Cottage Grove, WI - Half Marathon/5k

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4-19-2015 - St. Louis, MO  PEP Meeting

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4-25-2015 - Mason, OH  - Spring Educational Forum

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4-25-2015 - Albert Lea, MN - Optimism Walk (call 651-241-8297)

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4-25-2015 Clive, IA  Silent Auction/Bingo Bash

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5-4-2015 - Stone Mountain, GA - Liberty Mutual Invitational Golf Tournament

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5-9-15 Cincinnati, OH - PD EDU Series

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5-9-2015 - Apple Valley, MN - Spring Conference (call 651-241-8297)

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5-18-2015 - St. Louis, MO - Golf Classic

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6-6-2015  Reno, NV - Optimism Walk (call 775-328-1715)

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6-7-2015  Boston, MA - Optimism Walk

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7-11-15 Cincinnati, OH - PD EDU Series

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8-30-2015 Reno, NV - PD Day at the Aces Ball Park (call 775-328-1715)

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9-12-2015  Naperville, IL (Chicago) - Optimism Walk (online registration coming soon)

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9-19-15 Cincinnati, OH - PD EDU Series

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10-4-2015 Piscataway, NJ - Optimism Walk (online registration coming soon)

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10-4-2015  Omaha, NE - Optimism Walk (online registration coming soon)

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10-10-2015 Roseville, MN - Optimism Walk (online registration coming soon)

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10-24-2015  Atlanta, GA  The Skyline Gala

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11-14-15 Cincinnati, OH - PD EDU Series

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Parkinson's researcher learning to live with the disease

MENDHAM – Parkinson's disease has pervaded
Alice Lazzarini's life. ... leads to the
formation of Lewy bodies—the hallmark of
Parkinson's disease. (read more)


 

 

First Steps Towards a Vaccine for Parkinson's disease

by Alice Lazzarini, PhD

On July 31st, the Austrian biotech company, AFFiRiS AG announced the results of an early-stage trial of a vaccine intended to treat Parkinson’s disease. This is the first such study in Parkinson’s, although there has been work with similar strategies in Alzheimer disease.

Read more here
 


 

Meet APDA’s Research Grant Awardees 

APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board has selected 11 grant applications (seven research grants and four post-doctoral fellowships) and the Board of Directors approved for funding in 2014/15 APDA is pleased to present a synopsis of this year’s awards to support scientists whose research promises new insights into the disease. Such support has historically enabled recipients to position their work to a level eligible for greater funding. APDA has been a funding partner in most of the major PD scientific breakthroughs. 


Stanford University

Project Title: Defining the role of microglia-specific
LRRK2 in Parkinson’s disease.





 

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Zambon S.p.A., an international pharmaceutical company strongly committed to the Central Nervous System (CNS) therapeutic area, and its partner Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A.

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