Parkinson's Disease

PATIENT & CAREGIVER SYMPOSIUM

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021

8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Omni Mandalay Las Colinas

221 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039

AGENDA

7:45 - 8:45 AM: Breakfast & registration

8:45 - 8:55 AM:  Introduction of the Symposium - Dr. Shilpa Chitnis, UT Southwestern - Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Fellowship Programs Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship Director, DBS Program Director

 

8:55 - 9:05 AM: UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute Introduction & Mission - Dr. William T. Dauer, UT Southwestern - Director, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute; Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics | Neuroscience

 

9:05 - 9:15 AM: Skypass Foundation Introduction & Mission - Mr. Victor Abraham, Founder & C.E.O., Skypass Group

 

9:15 - 10:00 AM: Keynote - Parkinson's Disease Through The Years - Dr. Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology/Columbia University, Director Emeritus, Movement Disorder Division, Neurological Institute Columbia University

 

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Parkinson's Disease: Etiology, Pathogenesis & Genetics - Dr. Richard B. Dewey, UT Southwestern - Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics; Director, Clinical Center for Movement Disorders

 

10:30 - 10:50 AM: Break

 

10:50 - 11:20 AM: Parkinsonism: Signs & Symptoms - Dr. Padraig O'Suilleabhain, UT Southwestern - Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics

 

11:20 - 11:50 AM: Medications for Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Shilpa Chitnis, UT Southwestern - Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Fellowship Programs Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship Director, DBS Program Director

 

11:50 - 12:20 AM: DBS for Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Bradley Lega, UT Southwestern - Neurosurgeon & Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurological Surgery

 

12:20 - 1:30 PM: Lunch & QA

 

1:40 - 2:20 PM: Breakout Sessions, Round 1

 

2:20 - 2:35 PM: Break

 

2:35 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Sessions, Round 2

 

3:15 PM: Event concludes

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Attendees may choose to attend breakouts of their choice. The topics that will be covered are as follows: 

  • Research Pipeline in PD - Dr. Meagan Salinas, Asst. Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern

  • Advanced Surgical Therapies in PD - Dr. Umar Yazdani, Instructor; Lauren Lanford, PA; Dr. Bhavya Shah, Asst. Professor of Radiology, Dept. of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern

  • Keeping in Shape with PD Dr. Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT, Tribe Wellness, LLC & Dr. Staci Shearin, Asst. Professor, School of Allied Health, UT Southwestern

  • Vitamins & Supplements in PD - Dr. Amie Taggart Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, FASCP, Associate Professor & Division Head – Geriatrics, Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy

  • Living Well Daily with PD - Dr. Sarah Smith, PA, PhD., Dept. of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern

  • Non-motor Symptoms of PD - Dr. Mazen Elkurd, Movement Disorders Fellow, & Dr. Rasheda El Nazer, Movement Disorders Fellow, Dept. of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern

  • Hospice & Palliative Care with PD - Juliana Atem, N.P., Dept. of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern

  • Effective Speech Treatment for Parkinson's - Samantha Elandary, MA, CCC-SLP, Founder & CEO, Parkinson Voice Project, & Jennifer Cody, MS, CCC-SLP, Parkinson Voice Project

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