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Daniel Corcos, PhD

Daniel Corcos, PhD in one of his Movement Science Labs

The ACRM Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group is pleased to announce that Daniel Corcos, PhD has accepted their invitation to speak at the Neurodegenerative Diseases Luncheon at the 2016 ACRM Annual Conference in Chicago.

Dr. Corcos is a professor of physical therapy and human movement sciences at Northwestern University
and author of more than 200 research articles, publishing extensively in the area of rehabilitation. He has served on NIH study sections for more than 20 years, including chairing the Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section and the Musculoskeletal Function and Speech Rehabilitation Study Section. He has been continuously funded by NIH since 1986.

His recent research on Parkinson’s disease includes completion of a clinical trial on the effects of progressive resistance exercise, demonstrating clear benefits on the motor symptoms of the disease as well as benefits of exercise on cognition. Currently, Dr. Corcos is a principal investigator on a Phase II clinical trial on the effects of different doses of endurance exercise on patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Please watch your inbox for further details and plan to attend. The core conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) will be held at the Hilton Chicago, 2 – 4 November. In-depth half-day, full-day, and two-day pre-conference courses will be held 30 October – 1 November. Be a part of it! Registration opens soon with the lowest rates of the year.