Research in Motion: Using new technologies to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease

March 18  – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg 

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Co-organized with the Manitoba Neuroscience Network
Parkinson’s disease is part of a family of diseases called movement disorders, and it can affect an individual’s ability to perform any task that involves movement, from walking to writing to speaking. Drug treatments and surgeries can greatly enhance quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease and scientists at the University of Manitoba are now using new technologies such as brain imaging and home-based digital rehabilitation programs to further improve brain function. Join us to hear about their innovative work and its potential impact on our community.

Moderator:
Lorri Apps

Managing Director, Manitoba Parkinson Canada

Panelists:
Dr. Ji Hyun Ko
Assistant Professor, Human Anatomy & Cell Science, and Neuroscience Research Program, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, U of M

Dr. Douglas Hobson
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine (Neurology), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Movement Disorder Clinic, Deer Lodge Centre

Dr. Tony Szturm
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, U of M