University of Florida 2013 Parkinson Disease Symposium – Full Details

Published: March 22nd, 2013

By: Charles Jacobson

Category: education, news

The UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration is excited to announce the itinerary for the 11th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers. It’s happening on Saturday, April 20th.

The Symposium will again be held at the Alachua County Senior Recreational Center at 5701 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL. There will be two tracks for part of the Symposium allowing experienced people with Parkinson’s to attend different talks than people relatively new to Parkinson’s. The talks will be videotaped and posted later for people who cannot attend.

You can pre-register by emailing Amanda Eilers (amanda.eilers@neurology.ufl.edu).

PD. 2012

Last year’s Parkinson Symposium

 

Directions:

From South of Gainesville on I-75:

Take Exit 390 which is 39th avenue. Turn right onto that street. Continue for 4.4 miles.

On NW 34th Street, you will turn Left and continue for 2.0 miles. The Senior Recreational Center is on the right (east)hand side of the street across from the new SuperWalmart. There will be signs at the entrance and balloons on the morning of the event.

From the UF Movement Disorders clinic:

Head north 5.5 miles

The Senior Recreational Center is on the right (east)hand side of the street across from the new SuperWalmart. There will be signs at the entrance and balloons on the morning of the event.

Agenda:

8:00- 9:00 Registration in the Lobby Feel free to look at the informational tables. Coffee, tea and breakfast available
9:00-9:10

Sing for Life Program &

Welcome by Dr. Irene Malaty with the introduction of Dr. Golbe

in main Ballroom

9:10-9:50

Where is the money for PD and PSP research going?

Lawrence Golbe, MD

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Stockdale Guest Lecturer

9:50-10:20

What is the role of DBS surgery in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease?

Dr. Kelly Foote

10:20-10:30

Break– water and drinks available

Experienced People with Parkinson’s – in main Ballroom

Parkinson’s 101- Large Classroom

10:30-11:00

Speech and swallow

Jay Rosenbek, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

“What is Parkinsons and why did I get it?”

Dr. Umer Akbar

11:00-11:30

Social Services available in Florida

L. Lee Collopy, MSW

How to improve your thinking and memory

Dr. Dawn Bowers

11:30-12:00

Ask the doctor… Live!:

Please write down your question and someone will come by and collect it

Ask the doctor…Live!:

Please write down your question and someone will come by and collect it

12:00-1:00 Please return to the main BallroomSpecial poem reading by Brittany West & A Dance for Life presentationLUNCH- if you RSVP’d a special dietary lunch, please see Amanda Eilers.
The Robert B. Stockdale Movement Disorder Lecture Fund was established in 2010 to support movement disorder research at the UF College of Medicine. Donations to this fund, supporting this annual Symposium and other educational PD events can be made by contacting Stephen Figueroa at 352-273-5882 or sfig@ufl.edu.

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Charles Jacobson

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Chuck Jacobson maintains the UFMDC Research and Clinical database called INFORM.

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