Treating, Managing and Living with Parkinson's disease

The Michigan Parkinson Foundation's 2018 Symposium

This symposium offers workshops for health care professionals who treat people with Parkinson’s disease, and patients and their families who want to learn more about how to manage the day to day challenges of living with Parkinson’s.
CME’s are offered to health care providers.

Friday, June 8, 2018
Troy, MI 48084
8:30am - 4:30pm


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2018 Symposium Agenda

(participants choice of one workshop per session, general sessions are all inclusive)

• 8:30 am Session (choice of A, or B)

Workshop A: Overview of Parkinson's and Treatment Options (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Kara Wyant, MD
University of Michigan
Parkinsons's Movement Disorder Specialist


or 

Workshop B: Dealing with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)
Panel will include male and female with YOPD, spouse of YOPD; social worker/psychologist.
Topics: The emotional impact of living with a chronic disease for 30 to 40 years; dealing with the honest and raw emotions of YOPD; impact on marriage or significant relationships; raising children; financial burden



• 9:30 am General Session (For all Audiences to Attend)

Non-Motor symptoms of Parkinson's (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Neepa Patel, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Parkinson's Movement Disorder



• 10:15 am Session (choice of A or B)

Workshop A: Managing Dyskinesia and Motor Fluctuations: When Is It Time to Think About DBS? (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Kelvin L. Chou, MD, FAAN,
Parag Partil, MD
University of Michigan

or

Workshop B: Managing Medications
Presented by:
Karen Freshwater, PA
Bronson Health Care 




• 11:15 am General Session (For all Audiences to Attend)

Exercise Prescription - Delaying Disease Progression in Parkinson's Disease (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Daniel Corcos, PhD
Northwestern University
Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences


• 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch


• 1:30 pm Session (choice of A, B, or C)

Workshop A: Care & Treatment of Late Stage Parkinson's Disease (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Edwin George, MD, PhD
Director
Movement Disorders Center Wayne State University Neurology

or

Workshop B: Learn Techniques for Exercise in Your Home - For gait, balance, stamina, mobility (chair exercises, how to use weights and do cardio)
Presented by:
Meghan Malley, PhD
Steve Styes
Recovery Project

or

Workshop C: Driving and Parkinson's
Presented by:
Occupational Therapist
Beaumont




• 2:30pm Session (choice of A, B, or C)

Workshop A: Psychiatric Issues (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Doree-Ann Espiritu, MD


or

Workshop B: Managing Activities of Daily Living
Presented by:
Brian Cooper
Occupational Therapist
Residential Health


or

Workshop C: Legal Issues YOPD Could Face - Employer and Employee's Rights; Rights with Disability w Q&A
Presented by:
Attorney for Employees




• 3:30pm Session (choice of A or B)

Workshop A: The Role of Speech Therapy in Managing Communication Problems, Swallowing Issues, and Drooling (CME offered for Health Care Providers)
Presented by:
Speech Therapist
Beaumont


or

Workshop B: Duopa - A Treatment Option for Late Stage Parkinson's; When is it appropriate?
Presented by:

Edwin George, MD, PhD
Director
Movement Disorders Center Wayne State University Neurology



By supporting The Michigan Parkinson Foundation you are supporting the goal of finding a cure for Parkinson's.

Please see www.parkinsonsmi.org or contact us for more information.