Patient and Family Symposium - Fall 2014: National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence

Project: Research project

Project Details


8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast WELCOME 9:05am – 9:30am OPENING ADDRESS: Motivational Speaker “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease” Paul Ruby 9:30am – 9:40am Humor and Parkinson’s Alice Golan, comedian and song writer 9:40am – 10:30am SESSION A – BREAK OUT SESSIONS • Deep Brain Stimulation by Joshua Rosenow, MD • Benefits of Rehabilitation by Dr. Christina Marciniak, MD • Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Danny Bega, MD • Yoga by Paul Weitz, MA and certified yoga instructor • LVST Big by Laurie Desort, PT, SCS • Managing Cognitive & Behavioral Aspect of PD, Pamela R Palmentera, LCSW • Thai Chi, Anna York, certified Thai Chi instructor 10:30am - 10:40am Break 10:40am - 11:25am SESSION B – BREAK OUT SESSIONS • MD Question and Answer Panel • Update in Research by Tanya Simuni, MD • Sleep and Parkinson’s by Roniel Malkani, MD • Care and Caregiving by Jessica Bartsch, MA • LVST Loud by Laurie Desort, PT, SCS • The Benefits of OT by Jessica Doane-Swanson, OT • Music Therapy by Meredith Harvey, MA 11:25am - 11:35am Break 11:35am - 12:30pm Rock Steady Boxing 12:30pm Evaluation
Effective start/end date8/1/147/31/15


  • AbbVie Inc. (Agmt 9/15/14)


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