Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
*This is a virtual program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.*
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 110,000 veterans have Parkinson’s disease (PD). While the exact cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, research suggests that its cause can be linked to genetic and environmental factors. This program will discuss how, for some veterans, military exposure can increase the risk of PD and the role toxins and head trauma play in the development of PD.
Anna DePold Hohler, MD, FAAN,
Chair, Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Specialist at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Professor of Neurology at Tufts University School of Medicine
Okeanis E. Vaou, MD,
Director of Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine
Gretchen Glenn, LCSW
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical CenterAssistant Professor of Neurology
Philadelphia Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center
Social Worker/Associate Director of Education
National VA PD Consortium Education Subcommittee Chairperson
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.