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CurePSP Ask the Doctor: August 11, 2020

CurePSP Ask the Doctor: August 11, 2020

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A conversation with Dr. Alexander Pantelyat on music and movement disorders

A conversation with Dr. Alexander Pantelyat on music and movement disorders

Music and movement disorders will be the topic at CurePSP’s “Ask the Doctor” webinar on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This session will feature Alexander Pantelyat, M.D., who wrote, "Music Therapy and Music-Based Interventions for Movement Disorders." The webinar begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (11:00 a.m. Pacific).

Dr. Pantelyat is a leading expert in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), Parkinson's disease (PD), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and related movement disorders. In addition to his paper on the promising use of music and rhythm-based interventions for gait impairment, other motor symptoms, and non-motor symptoms, he is an accomplished violinist. He believes that music can be an integral part of treating illness and can be incorporated into therapies to improve the quality of life for patients.

This webinar will be moderated by Joanna Teters, CurePSP’s community outreach and resource manager. Questions can be submitted in advance to her at info@curepsp.org or through the registration link

Know that Dr. Pantelyat cannot give case-specific medical advice. Any medications that are referred to during the webinar should not be tried unless under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Those who register will receive a link to the webinar twice from Eventbrite before the event: (1) one hour before it begins and (2) ten minutes before. If you do not see these emails in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder.

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The webinar will be set up on the Zoom platform. Registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and emailed out in the following days to all registrants. Previous webinars can be viewed here.

Dr. Pantelyat is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Atypical Parkinsonism Center. He is a co-investigator at the Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center, specifically for the longitudinal and brain donation studies, which seek to improve understanding of disease progression, and the psychiatric and cognitive aspects of PD and atypical parkinsonian disorders. He is also co-investigator on NIH-funded studies to identify biomarkers for PSP, PD, and Parkinson's disease-related cognitive impairment.

Dr. Pantelyat is also an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his neurology residency and movement disorder fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in neurology.

Promotional support for this webinar is provided by Power Over Parkinson's (POP). POP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of neurodegenerative disorders.

CurePSP is a nonprofit organization working to increase awareness, advocate for patients and families, and fund research for devastating prime of life neurodegenerative diseases, including PSP, CBD, and MSA.

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