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When Parkinson’s Disease Interferes with Gastrointestinal Function

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation as part of their Parkinson’s Disease ExpertBriefings series.


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Includes Complimentary CEUs

Estimates show that up to 80 percent of people with Parkinson’s Disease experience gastrointestinal system issues such as bowel dysfunction and constipation. How best to manage  these symptoms? Get tips by joining the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and Dr. Peter A. LeWitt on Tuesday, June 24, for a one-hour online webinar on the topic. Online viewers can submit questions in real time during the second half of the seminar. 

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Understand how Parkinson’s Disease affects the gastrointestinal system;
  • Identify common gastrointestinal issues that people with Parkinson’s Disease may experience, such as constipation or difficulty with bowel movements; and,
  • Describe practical ways to manage these symptoms, including through medication, nutrition and other strategies.


Peter A. LeWitt, M.D., is professor of neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and he directs the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program at Henry Ford Hospital, both in Detroit, Mich. Dr. LeWitt’s research interests include neuroprotection and pharmacological management of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. He has been active in clinical trials of new medications for both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. He is a steering committee member and investigator for clinical trials conducted by the Parkinson Study Group and a participant in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research consortium on neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease.


PLEASE NOTE: As this webinar is being hosted by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), registration will be handled through their website. 

Questions about registration? Call PDF at 800-457-6676

Questions about CEUs? Call ASA at 415-974-9628

Technical issues? Call NetBriefings at 866-225-1532

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