9/6/14 – Naperville, IL – 2014 Optimism Walk

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09/07/14 - Omaha, NE - 2014 Optimism Walk

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09/13/14 - Warwick, RI - 2014 Rhode Island Race, Walk and Roll for PD

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09/13/14 - Hingham, MA - A Night in Monte Carlo Casino Night 

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9/13/14 – Nashville, TN – Optimism Conference & Walk

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09/14/14 - Seattle, WA - 2014 Optimism Walk

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09/20/14 - Middleton, WI - Symposium & Annual Meeting

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10/11/14 - Atlanta, GA - APDA 2014 Casino Night

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10/13/14 - St. Louis, MO - 19th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon and Action

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10/15&22/14 - Boston, MA - Good Start Program in Parkinson's Disease

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10/18/14 - Westport, CT - 2014 Optimism Walk 

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10/26/14 - Staten Island, NY  - Optimism People & Paws Walk

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10/26/14 - Piscataway, NJ - 2014 Optimism Walk

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10/26/14 - St. Louis, MO - A Family Conference for Care Partners & Adult Children of Parents with PD

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11/02-03/14 - Mansfield, MA - APDA New England Regional PD Conference

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11/02/14 - St. Louis - PEP Meeting - Annual Research Update

 


 

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has partnered with Luxe Studio to design and create the exclusive, handcrafted APDA “Optimism Jewelry Collection”.  This exclusive jewelry line is the perfect gift that keeps giving, with Luxe Studio generously donating 30% of all proceeds to the APDA to help Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for more than 1 million people in the United States living with Parkinson’s disease.

You can order online or call 918-928-6458

APDA Statement Related to Depression in Parkinson’s disease

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is saddened by the loss of Robin Williams and extends its deep condolences to his family and friends.

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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.

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Terry Ellis Receives Research Award from American Physical Therapy Assocation

Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS
Boston University

 



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. 


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