Louis Roller
26 November 2017

Ageing, Parkinson’s Disease and Medicines

Parkinson's disease is second only to Alzheimer's in Australia as the most common age-related neurodegenerative disease, making it prevalent, as well as debilitating. Although we've come a long way from the 1817 description of the "shaking palsy", there is still no cure for Parkinson's disease. However, symptoms can be managed with pharmacological treatments. Join pharmacist Louis Roller as he explores these options.


Louis Roller


Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.


24 Jun 2018
itemprop="description"Very knowledgeable presenter
30 May 2018
28 May 2018
itemprop="description"Informative but could have elaborated on many points.
23 May 2018
itemprop="description"Very useful
11 May 2018
itemprop="description"The content on this subject was imformative but the presenter was not very engaging.
06 May 2018
06 May 2018
itemprop="description"Interesting but speaker needed to elaborating rate further regarding physiological aspects of Parkinson’s. Nurses do not always work with such detailed information so a quick reminder is helpful.
04 May 2018
itemprop="description"This presentation empowered me with more insights of Parkinson's disease.
22 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Excellent Lecturer. Very informative, would definitely recommend.
19 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Excellent very informative, thank you.
17 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"A very engaging lecturer who is very knowledgeable and a very enthusiastic personality. A great way to motivate his audience!
11 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Very informative lecture and an excellent presentation
11 Apr 2018
itemprop="description"Very informative lecture with excellent presentation.
04 Apr 2018
27 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018
itemprop="description"clear and good presentation
22 Mar 2018
itemprop="description"Very informative lecture
02 Mar 2018
itemprop="description"Very important topic in Aged care, second after dementia
04 Feb 2018
itemprop="description"Very expressive,Very well explained,presenter was thorough with topic and cleared all doubts with relevant examples and make me understandable.I gained my knowledge regarding definition,causes,diagnosis,medical management etc.
15 Dec 2017
itemprop="description"Very informative lecture

Browse CPD by Topic