The event will include a light lunch, interactive stretch breaks featuring Patrick LoSasso, and an opportunity to meet with local vendors.
This FREE Symposium will feature various speakers from Universities, Hospitals, Wellbeing Clinics and Research Institutions who will speak on cutting-edge Parkinson’s research topics.
12:30 pm – Welcome
Linda O’Connor - Parkinson’s Association Board Member, and Nessa Weinman - Director, Parkinson’s Association, Los Angeles
12:45 pm - How to Prepare for Your Neurologist Visit
Nicholas Szumski, MD - Board Certified Neurologist, Fellowship Trained in Movement Disorders, specializing in Parkinson’s Disease, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
1:15 pm - Is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery Right for Me?
Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD, FAANS - Assistant Professor-In-
2:20 pm - Addressing the Cognitive and Emotional Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease
Jenifer Woods, MS, MFTI, Counseling Team, Parkinson’s Association
2:40 pm - Why Exercise is an Important Part of Parkinson’s Treatment
Giselle Petzinger, MD, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine and Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
3:50 pm - Patient Panel
A panel of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s share their stories and answer questions from the audience.
4:10 pm - Closing Remarks
Jerry Henberger, Executive Director, Parkinson’s Association
Nicholas Szumski, MD. Board-certified Neurologist, Fellowship training in Movement Disorders specializing in Parkinson’s Disease.
How to prepare for your Neurologist appointment and what you expect from your visit.
Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD, FAANS. Assistant Professor-In-
Is DBS right for me?
Gizelle Petzinger, MD. Assistant Professor of Research Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine and Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.
Why exercise should be a treatment regimen for everyone with Parkinson’s
Jenifer Ludwig. Parkinson’s Association Minds and Motion
How to improve your quality of life from a psychological standpoint
The Parkinson’s Association is a comprehensive source of support and information for persons with Parkinson's disease. The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease through education, family services, and support of promising research.