May 10th, 2022 | WEBINAR: Can We Repair the Parkinsonian Brain?

Please note: This is not a CME course.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
12:30 - 2:30pm PDT
LIVE from the U.K.

Meet our Special Guest Speaker:  Dr. Roger Barker

“One of the core pathological features of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the loss of the dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway and its importance to disease expression is evident through the clinical benefits that are seen when patients with PD are treated with dopaminergic agents. However, over time these agents create problems of their own including the development of dyskinesias as well as neuropsychiatric problems. As such, there has been much interest in trying to reconstitute the dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway using either factors to regrown it, cells to replace it, or gene therapies to restore dopmaine tome in the striatum. In this talk I will summarise where we are with these various different therapeutic approaches.”

– Roger Barker, PhD

About Dr. Roger Barker
Roger Barker is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Consultant Neurologist at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge. He is a PI (Principal Investigator) in the MRC-Wellcome Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge and Director of the MRC funded UKRMP Stem and Engineered cell hub. 
He trained at Oxford University and St. Thomas Hospital Medical School before qualifying in 1986. He completed his medical training in Cambridge on neural grafting for Parkinson’s disease. He then completed his neurology training in Cambridge, London and Norwich before setting up his own research group in 1997.
His research seeks to better define the clinical heterogeneity of two common neurodegenerative disorders of the CNS-namely Parkinson’s (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD). This has helped him define the best way by which to take new therapies into the clinic including novel experimental therapeutics such as cell and gene therapies as well as drug repurposing trials.

Jeanne F. Loring

Jeanne Loring, PhD 
Moderator

  • Professor Emeritus, Scripps Research Institute
  • Founding Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at The
    Scripps Research Institute
  • Founder, Arcos Bioscience (now part of Viacyte)
  • Founder, Aspen Neuroscience, Inc. – Currently developing an autologous neuron replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease
  • 30+ years experience in biotechnology & academic research focusing on stem cells, genomics, embryology & neurobiology
  • Ongoing Research apart from Parkinson’s disease:      – Multiple sclerosis & autism  – San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation in an effort to rescue the Northern White Rhino from extinction using   stem cells. (iPSCs)
  • Board member, Education Program Chair, & Chief Science Officer, Summit for Stem Cell Foundation
  • Member, The Wellness Center for Parkinson’s disease Board of Governors.

Rita Ceponiene, MD, PhD
Panelist

  • Neurologist at Kaiser Permanente
    Certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry
  • Certified member of the American Academy of Neurology and of the Movement Disorders Society
  • Board Member & Medical Advisor, Summit for Stem Cell Foundation
  • Member, The Wellness Center for Parkinson’s disease Board of Governors
  • Over 40 peer-reviewed research articles
  • Passionate about educating patients and colleagues about Parkinson’s disease research
  • Dedicated to her patients’ quality of life as the navigate Parkinson’s disease.

Bernard Siegel, Esq.
Panelist

Executive Director of the nonprofit Regenerative Medicine Foundation. Bernie conceptualized, created and co-chaired 17 annual World Stem Cell Summits. Bernie serves on numerous boards including the Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments – Proposition 14 ballot measure.

Rita Ceponiene, MD, PhD
Panelist

  • Neurologist at Kaiser Permanente
    Certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry
  • Certified member of the American Academy of Neurology and of the Movement Disorders Society
  • Board Member & Medical Advisor, Summit for Stem Cell Foundation
  • Member, The Wellness Center for Parkinson’s disease Board of Governors
  • Over 40 peer-reviewed research articles
  • Passionate about educating patients and colleagues about Parkinson’s disease research
  • Dedicated to her patients’ quality of life as the navigate Parkinson’s disease.

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