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5207 Themed Plenary Session

Implementing Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Across the Globe

Thursday, August 31, 2023
8:00 - 10:00

In this session, faculty will discuss the particular genetic, cultural and environmental factors that may influence the diagnosis and management of patients with Parkinson’s disease across the globe, with an emphasis on underserved areas. Reference will be made to the opportunities that are opening through this globalizing effort to better understand and manage Parkinson’s disease on a global level.

Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria
Leonidas Stefanis, Greece

Uncovering the Genetic Basis of Parkinson’s Disease Worldwide
Shen-Yang Lim, Malaysia

The Challenges of Managing and Researching Parkinson’s Disease in Africa
Oluwadamilola Ojo, Nigeria

Unmet Needs and Opportunities in Managing Parkinson’s Disease Across the Globe
Ferzana Amod, South Africa

CSPC Liaisons:
Francisco Cardoso, Brazil
Leonidas Stefanis, Greece

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Appreciate the current status of knowledge regarding the genetic basis of Parkinson’s disease
  2. Acknowledge the special conditions in Africa that influence Parkinson’s patient care and management, access of care, and research being conducted in the region
  3. Recognize the global disparities that influence care of patients with Parkinson’s disease, and the efforts to address such disparities

Recommended Audience: Clinician, Researcher / Basic Scientist, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student, Industry

Recommended Education Level: Intermediate/Experienced


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