Proteins and Dysfunctional Metal Homeostasis in Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease

Ashley Bush, MD, PhD

Expires: 12/31/2016
Credits: 1.00 credit


Dr. Bush will explain the importance of normal transition metal metabolism and its regulation by proteins implicated in neurodegeneration. He will review the evidence of dysfunction of brain metal homeostasis as contributing to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease and the evidence supporting pharmacological adjustments of brain metal homeostasis as potential therapeutics for neurodegenerative disease.

For dietitians to earn continuing education units, this web cast must be viewed with and discussed among at least 2 other medical professionals.


Ashley I. Bush, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Melbourne

The Learning Process:

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 1 hour.


After completion of this web cast, participants should be able to discuss:

  1. The role of metals in the body
  2. How metals alter Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease risk
  3. Potential medications used to treat neurodegenerative disease

This course is currently expired. The course content cannot be viewed and no credits can be earned at this time. If you completed the course before it expired on 12/31/2016, you can still download your certificate of completion.