Lecture Overview

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.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 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. He has been and is on the editorial board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well as the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. 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. His current activities include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate aged-care accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


18 Total Rating(s)
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Wendy Somers
24 Jun 2018

Very knowledgeable presenter

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Stephen Dunk
30 May 2018


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Carmella Millett
28 May 2018

Informative but could have elaborated on many points.

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Devika Nandanimala
23 May 2018

Very useful

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Jennifer Margaret Polglase
11 May 2018

The content on this subject was imformative but the presenter was not very engaging.

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Jacob Cummins Miazek
06 May 2018


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Kushla Kennedy
06 May 2018

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.

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Jenna He
04 May 2018

This presentation empowered me with more insights of Parkinson's disease.

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Sarah fittock
22 Apr 2018

Excellent Lecturer. Very informative, would definitely recommend.

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Sonja keller
19 Apr 2018

Excellent very informative, thank you.

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Total Rating(s)  18
First Published26 November 2017
Updated26 November 2017
Expires 02 November 2018
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