Veterans and General Public Invited to LA County Conference Featuring VA Parkinson's Director

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Dr. Indu Subramanian, MD, Director of the VA Medical Center Southwest Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center, to speak at PMDAlliance Conference on June 8th

The Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance will present a conference on June 8th from 11:00AM-2:00PM, at Embassy Suites Glendale featuring Dr. Indu Subramanian, Director at the VA Medical Center Southwest Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC) in Los Angeles, and Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA. Veterans and the general public are invited to attend this free event. Lunch is included.

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs website, veterans with Parkinson’s disease who were exposed to herbicides during their service may be eligible for disability compensation and health care. Surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents of veterans who were exposed to herbicides during their service and died as the result of complications due to Parkinson's disease may be eligible for survivors’ benefits.

While the cause of Parkinson disease remains unknown, there is indication that for some people the disease is triggered by the intersection of certain toxins and hazardous chemicals with a predisposing genetic factor. Recognition of this connection is part of the reason that the VA established Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (PADRECC) across the country.

Anyone interested in learning more about Parkinson disease is invited to attend this free conference by registering at or calling 800.256.0966. The conference features presentations by two additional movement disorder neurologists, Dr. Michael Marvi, MD, MS, of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, and Dr. Khashayar Dashtipour, MD, PhD, of Loma Linda University Health Center.

PMDAlliance, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing educational and life enriching events for people with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. Operating independent of any particular provider or facility, we enjoy the participation of more than 50 movement disorder physicians who volunteer their time and expertise as speakers at the 36+ conferences offered annually at various locations across the country.

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