The 10th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers

The UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration is excited to announce the itinerary for the 10th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers. The event is on Saturday April 14th, 2012 and is being held at the:

Alachua County Senior Recreational Center
5701 NW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32653

Doors open at 8 and speakers start at 9.

Please RSVP with Amanda Eilers at 352-294-5434

8:00- 9:00 Registration in the Lobby Feel free to look at the informational tables.
9:00-9:15 Introduction by Dr. Michael Okun, M.D.
National Medical Director of National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), Co-Director for the Center of Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
9:15-10:00 Dr. Stewart Factor, DO- Research Trends in Parkinson’s Disease  
Professor of Neurology from Emory University
30 minute talk and 10 minute Q & A
10:00-10:15 Break– water and drinks available
Pick which classes you wish to attend

Parkinson’s 101- in main Ballroom

Experienced Patients with Parkinson’s- Large Classroom 
10:15-10:45 Adapt your lives to exercise-
Lisa Warren, Occupational Therapist
Meredith DeFranco, Physical Therapist
PD vs atypical Parkinsonism: Getting the right diagnosis
Dr. Nikolaus McFarland
10:45-11:30 Medication Therapies
Dr. Angela Hardwick
Depression-What to lookout for and what treatments are available
Dr. Herbert Ward, MD
11:30-12:00 Hospitalization: What you should know
Dr. Irene Malaty
Pain: Is it my Parkinson’s and can it be treated?
Dr. Aparna Wagle-Shukla
12:00-1:00  In the main BallroomLUNCH (sandwiches, chips, cookie) – if you RSVP’d a special dietary lunch, please see Amanda Eilers.

Ask the doctor…Live!: Please write down your questions ahead of time or on arrival. We will have paper and pens available.  Someone will come around and pick them up and get them to the panel.

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

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