Ron Cohen, M.D., President, CEO and Founder Acorda Therapeutics

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“The trick is figuring out how best to use our shared understanding and make it of value.” - Ron Cohen, M.D., President, CEO and Founder of Acorda Therapeutics

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Download the "Live Well. Do Tell." Statement of Need to read more insights from the multidisciplinary Steering Committee as well as research conducted by Acorda and third parties.

Actions for the Community

Based on guidance from the Steering Committee, we recommend the following actions:

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Tailor

resources at diagnosis and at various inflection points over time to address the individual needs of people with Parkinson’s.

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Broaden

the Parkinson’s community’s current understanding of what OFF is and isn’t, particularly with regard to the non-motor aspects of OFF.

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Educate

that fluctuations are an expected aspect of Parkinson’s that don’t necessarily indicate progression to encourage conversations about OFF in the doctor’s office.

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Identify

opportunities for care partners to effectively share their observations of Parkinson’s symptoms with healthcare professionals (HCPs).

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Enhance

the dialogue between HCPs and people with Parkinson's to capture the full impact of OFF and address sources of well-being and ill-being.

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Motivate

improvements in HCP clinical practice habits via education by movement disorder experts and the establishment of a real-world, validated tool to measure OFF periods.

Bringing Voices Together

Hear from Ron Cohen, M.D., President, CEO and Founder of Acorda Therapeutics, Matthew Stern, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Steve DeWitte, who has been living with Parkinson’s since 2005, about the importance of bringing together the circle of the care to improve conversations around Parkinson’s.

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