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Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00am to 10:00am

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Impulsive Behaviors and Parkinson’s Disease

Daniel Claassen, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Vanderbilt University



  • Review the mechanisms of medication-induced impulsivity in PD.
  • Understand how disruptions to medication-induced thalamic GABA regulation can influence behavior.
  • Discuss the role of midbrain autoreceptor regulation of ventral striatal dopamine release and its potential relevance to PD.



  • Planners: Bruce L. Miller, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; Niyatee Samudra, MD; Ehud Zeltzer, MD; and Eleanor O’Brien have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Daniel Claassen, MD, MS, disclosed serving as a consultant for the following companies: Alterity, Teva Neuroscience, Spark, Novartis, PTC Therapeutics.

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. Credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered January 1, 2021, through December 30, 2021. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

Questions? Email Ehud Zeltzer at

Attendees must register for this event. Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience with a terminal degree. This activity is not commercially supported.

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