Neuro Community features Dr. Jeff Bronstein
Dr. Jeff Brontstein, recently featured in the Neuro Community Newsletter, is the Director of the Movement Disorders Program at UCLA. His interests and expertise include the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders, surgical treatment of PD, and developing new therapies for patients. Dr. Bronstein was recently awarded one of 6 National Parkinson’s Disease Centers at the Veterans Administration Medical Center with the goal of furthering research, education and clinical care in the Southwest US. His laboratory studies the cause of PD using cell models and a newly developed zebrafish model. His work is supported by the NIH and private foundations. Dr. Bronstein also directs clinical trials in order to develop new therapies for PD that include transplantation and deep brain stimulation. He has received several awards and is widely published in the field.
The Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara (PASB) is holding its annual Symposium on Saturday, April 12. The keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Bronstein, will discuss current theories in Parkinson’s emphasizing how these ideas are being used to develop new treatments to slow and eventually stop the disease.
The program also includes a panel discussion and Q & A session led by specialists from Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, community resources and exhibits.
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital therapists will demonstrate methods to encourage smoother and safer mobility, show videos explaining the physiology of swallowing with Parkinson’s and augment the Big and Loud programs. Exhibitors specifically chosen for the Parkinson’s family will bring information on in-home care, adaptive equipment, cognitive programs, in-home visit through the DASH program…and exercise programs from the YMCA…and more!.