Expert Briefing: Can We Put the Brakes on Parkinson's Disease Progression?

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Discovering the right treatments, interventions and support can enhance your quality of life with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but can it slow progression? Learn what the latest research is saying about slowing Parkinson’s progression including the most promising treatment and day-to-day adjustments. This program will also review how care and treatment strategies are adapted based on lessons learned from the Parkinson’s community.

Joash Lazarus, MD
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta

Dr. Joash Lazarus graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following a primary care internship in his home country, he joined the movement disorders section at Emory University to pursue research training in neurology and genetics. Dr. Lazarus completed neurology residency training as well as a clinical fellowship in movement disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. During his training he was the chief resident in neurology at Emory and also held leadership positions with the American Medical Association – RFS, the American Academy of Neurology, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and is the current representative of the Georgia Neurologic Society to the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG). Dr. Lazarus is a member of the council of legislation of MAG and has represented both organizations at national policy forums.

His clinical and research interests revolve around the evaluation and management of balance disorders, such as those seen in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and other movement disorders. He has presented his research in this field and national and international meetings and received the resident research award at Emory University. Dr. Lazarus is currently a co-investigator on research collaborations between MSCA and Georgia State University.
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