Parkinson’s Disease 2016 Agenda

Thursday, February 25, 2016

8:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM
Opening Remarks/Welcome
David Eidelberg, MD
Professor and Director, Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

9:00 AM
Keynote: 50 years of L-dopa as a Treatment for Parkinson’s disease
Stanley Fahn, MD
H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology/ Columbia University; Director Emeritus, Movement Disorder Division, Neurological Institute

Session 1: Effect of L-dopa on Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

10:00 AM
Motor Complications in Parkinson’s disease
Martin Niethammer, MD, PhD
Attending Neurologist, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

10:30 AM
Metabolic Brain Networks as an Imaging Biomarker for PD: PDRP
Yilong Ma, PhD
Associate Investigator, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

11:00 AM – Break

11:15 AM
Levodopa Effects on Brain Microvasculature
Renata Lerner, BS
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
David Eidelberg, MD

11:45 AM
Emerging Role of Genetics
Christian Dresel, MD
Post Doc Research Trainee, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

12:00 PM
Collaborating with Industry: Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s disease
Andrew Feigin, MD
Associate Investigator, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

12:30 PM – Lunch

Session 2: Effect of L-dopa on Non-motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

1:00 PM
Non-motor Complications in Parkinson’s disease
Daniel Weintraub, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Psychiatrist, Parkinson’s Disease and Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC and MIRECC), Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1:30 PM
Metabolic Brain Networks as an Imaging Biomarker for PD: PDCP
Chris Tang, MD, PhD
Assistant Investigator, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

2:00 PM
Levodopa Treatment and Effects on Cognition
Paul Mattis, PhD
Chief of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology; Assistant Investigator, Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health; Associate Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

2:30 PM – Break

2:45 PM
Place of Surgery in Management of PD Patients with Levodopa Side Effects
Michael Schulder, MD, FANNS
Residency Program Director; Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery; Director, Brain Tumor Center, Northwell Health; Interim Director, Functional Neurosurgery; Professor of Neurosurgery, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

3:15 PM
Panel Discussion: New Horizons/Closing Remarks
David Eidelberg, MD

4:00 PM – Reception