Diagnosing Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Diagnosing Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Stanford Movement Disorders Center is kicking off a webinar series.  

Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on diagnosing progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), the most common atypical parkinsonism disorder.  The speaker is Stanford movement disorders specialist Kathleen Poston, MD.  Please spread the word!

Register here in advance for this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Note:  If you can’t make it on August 30th, we encourage you to register for the webinar so that you will be alerted when the recording is available online.

Further details on the webinar topic:

Dr. Kathleen Poston, a movement disorder specialist with extensive experience with PSP, will address these topics:
  • how is PSP diagnosed?
  • how many years does the average person wait for a diagnosis?
  • what are the two main types of PSP?
  • what’s the new diagnostic criteria for probable PSP?
  • what’s the accuracy of a PSP diagnosis?
There will be time for audience questions on PSP.

Further details on the speaker:

The speaker is Dr. Kathleen Poston, a movement disorders specialist at Stanford University.  Dr. Poston research focuses on the development of novel neuroimaging biomarkers to improve diagnostic accuracy and monitor the efficacy of investigational treatments for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, such as PSP.  She is the co-investigator for the NINDS- funded Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research.

Further details on the webinar host:

The webinar will be hosted by Robin Riddle, who coordinates a Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center at Stanford.  She is also the CEO of Brain Support Network, a nonprofit focusing on the four atypical parkinsonism disorders, including PSP.  Brain Support Network (brainsupportnetwork.org) is organizing a research update and family conference on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration on Saturday, October 28th, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Questions?  Please contact Robin Riddle, rriddle@stanford.edu, 650-724-6090.