Innovations in Healthcare: Neurodegenerative Disorders

This online event will present innovative diagnosis and treatment models to address the needs of patients affected by Parkinson’s and other forms of neurodegeneration.

Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common and the fastest-growing neurological disorder in the world. If left untreated, it can quickly lead to a reduced quality of life due to its effects on motor functions. A vast number of people in both the United States and Switzerland are afflicted by Parkinson but the explicit causes of the disease are still unknown. While many symptoms can be treated, there is no cure to this day.

In recent years, Parkinson’s research has shifted from a more traditional approach to an innovative one by working on a more interdisciplinary basis, using technology such as AI for the development of diagnosis and treatment models to be more responsive to the health needs of Parkinson’s disease patients.

This online seminar addresses new innovations in diagnosis and treatment models for neurodegenerative disorders. We will discuss contemporary research on neurodegenerative disorders as well as showcase a current Parkinson’s disease study as an innovative model for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases.

The seminar is the second in a three-part series of workshops on innovations in healthcare, organized by Swissnex in Boston and the Swiss School of Health Sciences – Vaud (HESAV).


Program (Boston Time)

  • 11:00am: Welcome and speaker introductions
  • 11:05am:  Speaker talks begin
  • 11:45am: Open question and answer
  • 12:00pm: Event ends


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