The Movement Disorders Foundation of Arizona is hosting a free educational seminar this Saturday for Valley residents.
From 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23 Dr. Padma Mahant and Dr. Virgilio Gerald H. Evidente will be the movement disorders presenters at the local seminar.
Mahant is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders with Foothills Neurology in Phoenix and will be presenting “Detecting and Targeting Alpha Synuclein: Are We on the Path Toward a Cure for Parkinson’s?”
Research has shown that the abnormal protein that accumulates in the cells in Parkinson’s disease and leads to degeneration of cells is phosphorylated alpha synuclein. The doctors will be discussing the different ways that alpha synuclein can be detected in different tissues, how these tests can be used to differentiate Parkinson’s disease from other parkinsonian syndromes, and the clinical trials that have focused on removing the pathological alpha synuclein from the brain and tissues. They will also discuss removal of the alpha synuclein can potentially be the avenue of cure for Parkinson’s.
This educational hybrid event will take place at the Fountain Hills Community Center and will be streamed via Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live. To register for this event, visit mdfa.us.
Email any questions to Lynette Benham, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 480-403-4635.