Dec 9

Educational Webinar
Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Parkinson's: How Close are We to a Cure?

This lecture will discuss the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease, meaning how and why the pathology occurs.

We will also go into great details regarding the cell and gene therapies presently being employed in subjects with PD as well as new strategies that are close to entering the clinical pipeline. With regards to the former, both embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are currently being tested for the safety and tolerability of this approach and efficacy trials are being planned following these safety trials assuming they are successful. With regards to gene therapies, both symptomatic and disease modifying trials will be discussed.

Preclinical trial that are performed in novel animal models in PD which will also be discussed.

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