Movement Disorder Center News and Events

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Recent Events

Learning About Essential Tremor

June 28, 2014, UC San Diego Medical Education & Telemedicine Building
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) and the UC San Diego Movement Disorder Center partnered to bring San Diego a free seminar on the Essential Tremor diagnosis process, treatment options, current research and more.

Parkinson's Disease: Empowering the Community

May 17, 2014, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
The 2014 annual spring UCSD Parkinson's disease (PD) symposium featured all UCSD faculty and staff speakers, proving useful information to help the community to better understand treatments and therapies available for PD, as well as provide resources for patient and caregiver support. The program aimed to expand participant's knowledge of current and upcoming research, neuroimaging initiatives, and surgical options for PD. Parkinson's symposium May 17, 2014

Parkinson's Disease: Empowering Patients & their Families

May 11, 2013, UC San Diego Skaggs Auditorium
The 2013 annual Spring UCSD/PASD symposium featured information about Parkinson's disease, including treatments, medication interactions, rehabilitative options, patient and caregiver support, surgical options, and the future of research on Parkinson's disease. 
Roundtable

Fighting Parkinson's Step by Step: 5K Walk/Run 2013

April 20, 2013, NTC Park/Liberty Station, Point Loma
The Parkinson's Association of San Diego had their annual 5K walk/run to help raise funds to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease. The UC San Diego Movement Disorder Center and Parkinson's Disease Research Consortium participated in the Medical Expo. Our own Dr. Stephanie Lessig spoke at the event.

Women's Wellness Day

April 13, 2013, UC San Diego Medical Education & Telemedicine Building
The Movement Disorder Center joined the UC San Diego Health System for an informative and inspiring day with the latest insights on how women can live a healthy, balanced life.

Brain Health Fair

March 16, 2013, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Movement Disorder Center participated in the American Brain Foundation's Annual Brain Health Fair. Both the director of our Center, Dr. Irene Litvan, and Dr. Stephanie Lessig presented an Update on Parkinson's Disease at this event that was free to the public. Dr. Litvan also presented the Update on Parkinson's Disease in Spanish. 

Learning About Essential Tremor

September 29, 2012, UC San Diego Skaggs Auditorium
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) held a free educational seminar to allow the public to learn about the diagnosis process, commonly prescribed medications, surgical options, support groups and more from UC San Diego physicians: movement disorder neurologist, Dr. Stephanie Lessig and Chief of Functional Neurosurgery, Dr. David Barba.
Essential Tremor Conference, September 2012

Parkinson's Disease Symposium for Patients & Caregivers

June 9, 2012, UC San Diego Skaggs Auditorium
The UC San Diego Movement Disorder Center held their first annual Parkinson's disease symposium for patients and caregivers on June 9, 2012. UC San Diego physicians, researchers, and rehabilitation therapists spoke on a variety of topics that pertain to patients and their families, from cognitive problems to occupational-, speech-, and physical therapy options.

Fighting Parkinson's Step by Step: 5K Walk/Run 2012

April 21, 2013, NTC Park/Liberty Station, Point Loma
The UC San Diego Movement Disorder Center and Parkinson's Disease Research Consortium participated in the Parkinson's Association of San Diego's 5K walk/run in 2012.
Rehab Team at PASD Walk 2012
The Movement Disorder Center Rehabilitation team at the 2012 PASD Walk

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