Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

Imaging Biomarkers of Parkinson’s and Related Disorders

A. Jon Stoessl, CM, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Professor & Head, Neurology
Co-Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s
Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre & Parkinson’s Foundation Centre of Excellence
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Attendees will:

  • Understand the role of structural and functional imaging in making a diagnosis of dopamine deficiency and differentiating PD from atypical parkinsonism;
  • Appreciate the opportunities and caveats of using imaging markers to monitor disease progression and the effects of disease modifying therapies;
  • Learn what insights can be derived from identifying pre-motor abnormalities.



  • Planners: Lawren VandeVrede, MD, PhD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; and Eleanor O’Brien have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Stoessl will disclose relevant relationships at the beginning of his talk.

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered July 2018 through December 2018. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

NOTE: You must sign in to qualify for CME Credit

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience. This activity is not commercially supported.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8:00am to 9:00am

Rock Hall, Pottruck Auditorium, RH 102
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Grand Rounds


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay


neuroscience, neurology, geriatrics


Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


Contact Info


Recent Activity