Category Archives: neurologist

An Inside Look at How Neurologists Leverage Emerging Research and Trends


Parkinson’s Disease: An Inside Look at How Neurologists Leverage Emerging Research and Trends

Plus: What’s New, What’s Next

PD News To Share With Your Readers

WHO:           Lawrence Elmer, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Center for Neurological Health; Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program within the Department of Neurology, University of Toledo College of Medicine

Dr. Elmer to discuss:

  • The latest in PD management and treatment
  • How neurologist approach diagnosis and treatment of PD
  • Current and investigational treatments

Dr. Elmer to provide:

  • During the WebEx and upon request only — Tools to help your readers improve communication with their physicians and health care providers, and ultimately, better manage their PD — for example –  patient-friendly copy, graphs and charts which encourage conversations re PD treatment

Dr. Elmer to answer your questions, such as:

  • What does the latest research suggest about the best strategies for managing PD?
  • What are the key treatment options today….tomorrow?
  • How close are we to finding a cure?
  • What can patients do to take control of their own PD?
  • What new therapies are currently in development for PD?

WHEN:         January 25, 2011 — Presentation at 4 p.m. ET; Q&A at 4:30 p.m. ET


To reserve a space, please respond to this email; be sure to include a phone number.  After making your reservation, we will send instructions on how to log-in.  You may need to download add-on programs in advance; they address technical issues so you don’t experience them during the conference.  This WebEx is supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.



Dr. Elmer joined the faculty of the University of Toledo College of medicine in 1998 where he holds the position of Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the Center for Neurological Health.  He is also director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program within the Department of Neurology.  He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout the University, recently as President of the Faculty Senate at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus.  Dr. Elmer speaks frequently at patient and medical education programs throughout the region and country.

Dr. Elmer’s research is primarily focused on emerging medical treatments for Parkinson’s disease.  His career passion involves caring for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, giving them the opportunity to deal successfully with this disease and enjoy life to the fullest.

Lawrence Elmer received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Florida, completed postgraduate training at the Baylor College of Medicine, internship in internal medicine at the Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Hospital and residency in neurology at the University of Michigan. He then completed a basic science and clinical fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Michigan Department of Neurology.

Exciting News about Recovery Progress

What follows is a letter which reports exciting progress of recovery that I have permission to post.  This letter was a most wonderful and very unexpected birthday present that I received several days ago.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

I just wanted to share with you that my neurologist was completely impressed with your website. We went online during my appt. and I told him you had offered a free membership and he said he would be contacting you.

He is awesome- absolutely the most open M.D. I have ever met. I said you weren’t saying that this was a cure for parkinsons, but that you were saying a person could become symptom free and he said,

“Yes you can!”

He mentioned that many of his patients ask him what they can do to reduce symptoms and he tells them good nutrition, exercise, meditate, etc. That is the beauty of your site. You have done all the work and a wonderful job organizing everything — all we have to do is turn the computer on! The first thing he said to me is,

“Have you been working out a lot? You look great!”

That felt really good. I have made vast improvements in such a short time. However, I need to keep working hard and reduce my meds more as I am having a lot of very restricting dyskinesia again – that is my signal to reduce. My doctor was also impressed with my med reduction. I have totally eliminated 3 drugs and reduced one, I have cut my l-dopa (mucuna) dose by 50% 1st than another 25% of that and now it’s time again. I just want to thank you for all that you have done and are doing- remember to take a break sometime!