Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the status of research in PD, Webinar, June 2

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the status of research in PD, Webinar, June 2

Brent Bluett, DO, Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist, will discuss “The Status of Research in PD: Is There Hope?” online on Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 3:00pm Pacific Time. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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Here are the webinar details:

Where: 
Online. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here

During the registration process, you will be invited to list any questions you’d like to send in advance to the guest speaker.  Of course advance questions have a higher chance of getting asked during the webinar. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link specific to you.

Our webinar will include slides (that will be posted online within a week of the webinar on our YouTube channel) and audio.  You can access the audio via phone or your computer.  If you have questions during the webinar, you can use the “question box” in the webinar window to type in your question.

When: 
Tuesday, June 2, 3:00pm, Pacific Time 

About the speaker:
Brent Bluett, DO, is a movement disorders specialist at  Stanford’s Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Bluett received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  He graduated medical school at Touro University with national osteopathic medicine honors as a member of Sigma Signa Phi.  He completed neurology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern at Austin, during which he was resident chair of the Texas Neurological Society. Afterwards, he went on to obtain a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of California San Diego directed by Dr. Irene Litvan, a world renowned expert in atypical parkinsonism. Prior to joining the Stanford movement disorders program, Dr. Bluett worked at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. 

Dr. Bluett’s clinical expertise is in all movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, normal pressure hydrocephalus, ataxia, and atypical parkinsonism (progressive supranuclear Palsy, dementia with lewy bodies, corticobasal degeneration, and multiple system atrophy). He is trained and skilled in the administration of botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation programming.

Dr. Bluett is a member of the Parkinson Study Group, Huntington Study Group, National Ataxia Foundation, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, and he recently helped create and develop the CurePSP Centers of Care – a national initiative dedicated to increasing access to care and advancing research initiatives for progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration.

Dr. Bluett’s research focuses on falls prevention in movement disorders. He received NIH grant funding to explore freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease, in order to better understand the underlying pathophysiology. He is expanding this research at Stanford University by using virtual reality to explore treatments for this disabling phenomenon.