Keynote Speaker

12:10-12:30 PM

Sam Goldman, MD, MPH

Department of Neurology, UCSF

"Of Needles and Haystacks: Searching for Gene-Environment Interaction in Parkinson's Disease"

Dr. Sam Goldman is Professor of Medicine and Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and a clinician in environmental medicine at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Prior to joining UCSF, Sam was a senior research scientist for many years at the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, CA.  He also co-directed the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit from 2017-2020. Sam attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center and trained in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Science at UC Berkeley.  He and his colleagues have published extensively on the epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on environmental risk factors. Among these are pesticides, solvents and traumatic brain injury, and their interaction with genetic susceptibility factors.

Guest Speakers

In order of appearance, 12:30-2:15 PM