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Community Outreach


To educate the public about Parkinson's disease (PD) and Parkinson's disease research.  


Udall Center personnel organizes or participates in various local PD activities.  Many of these events are in collaboration with patient support groups, such as the American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA), whose local Information and Referral Center is located in the Emory Movement Disorders Clinic.  The Center's outreach activities are coordinated via our Community Outreach Board, which consists of a group of dedicated patients and care partners, the Movement Disorders Clinic's social worker, the Udall Center Director and administrator.  The patients with Parkinson's disease and family members on the Board offer ideas from the PD community and work together with Center personnel to implement the outreach activities.  One such event is our annual Community Conversations with Emory Parkinson's Disease Researchers.

Community Conversations with Emory Parkinson's Disease Researchers:

About the Meeting:
Each year, patients and family members are invited to discuss current methods and results in Parkinson's disease research with Emory scientists.  Discussions are lively, driven by questions from patients and family members.  This year's sessions included presentations on the history of Parkinson's disease treatment, new therapeutic options for PD, along with a sesion on dance and PD.  We also heard from Dr. Ray Dorsey, Director of the Udall Center at the University of Rochester and Dr. Soania Mathur, Founder of Unshakeable MD.  

This program is supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, support from the American Parkinson Disease Association, and NIH/NINDS (P50 NS098685 (Udall Center grant)).



2017 CC Lunch