Parkinson's Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives 01/06/2014 to 01/07/2014
Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
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Parkinson's Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives

01/06/2014 - 01/07/2014

Detailed Agenda (pdf)

Proposed Research Recommendations (pdf)

January 6, 2014

7:30 a.m.   Registration and Check-in

8:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introduction
                    Story C. Landis, PhD, Director, NINDS

8:15 a.m.   Conference Goals
                    Conference Chair:
                    Thomas J. Montine, MD, PhD, University of Washington

8:30 a.m.   Bringing Emerging Science to People with Parkinson's Disease through Clinical Research
                     Session Chairs:
                     Randall J. Bateman, MD, Washington University St. Louis
                     Andrew Siderowf, MD, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

12:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m.   Building a Translational Pipeline for Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics
                    Session Chairs:
                    John Dunlop, PhD, AstraZeneca
                    Steven Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco 

4:30 p.m.   Parkinson’s Disease Research Evaluation: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective
                   Session Chair:
                   Amy Comstock Rick, Esq, CEO, Parkinson's Action Network

5:30 p.m.   Adjourn for the evening

January 7, 2014

8:30 a.m.   Meeting Registration and Check-in

9:00 a.m.   Parkinson's Disease Biology: Moving towards Innovative Treatments 
                     Session Chairs:
                     Virginia M-Y Lee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
                     Harry T. Orr, PhD, University of Minnesota

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 p.m.    Public Comment on PD 2014 Research Recommendations

2:30 p.m.    Defining Priorities for Parkinson's Disease Research
                     Conference Chair, Session Chairs

4:00 p.m.    Closing Comments
                   Story C. Landis, PhD, Director, NINDS

4.30 p.m.   Adjourn                              


Public Comment on PD 2014 Research Recommendations**

For lay comment only; registration not required for other participants.

Public Comment

Please note: the Public Comment session (January 7, 1:30 pm) is automatically open for attendance by all registrants; registration is required only for those members of the lay community, including people with Parkinson's, their caregivers & family members,who wish to provide brief comments on the specific research recommendations presented during the meeting.

Tuesday, January 7
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This Public Comment session provides dedicated time for the lay community, including people with Parkinson's, their caregivers and family members, to provide input on prioritization of research recommendations presented by the Clinical Translational and Basic research panels. This input will be considered during the summary discussion in the session immediately following, "Defining Priorities for Parkinson's Disease Research."

Registration is required only for those lay community members who wish to provide specific comments. The session is automatically open to all meeting registrants.

Due to time constraints, Public Comments will be limited to the first 15 lay registrants. Participants will be asked to make brief (1-3 minute) comments to allow as many lay audience members as possible to provide input on presented research priorities.

Additional comments can be e-mailed to