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MOVING FORWARD: PARKINSON PATIENT CONFERENCE 2024

FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH  |  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pelham Civic Center - 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124

Connect with patients, caregivers, and experts in Parkinson's disease. Gain insights on treatments, strategies, and lifestyle tips, and participate in workshops and discussions. Register now to learn, share, and find support within our welcoming community.

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SPEAKERS

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Get to know each individual better – click their photo for their bio.

 

AGENDA

9:00 a.m. t9:30 a.m.

Lobby/Main Ballroom

Doors Open & Registration Begins

Please check in to collect your packet of materials and name badge. We encourage you to visit our exhibitors located in the Main Ballroom.

9:30 a.m. t10:15 a.m.

Main Ballroom

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks

Bibby Bailey of The Parkinson Association of Alabama  

Executive Director | CEO 

Ken Cater of The Parkinson Association of Alabama  

Emeritus Director 

  • Care Navigation Update

Ellen Hicks of The Parkinson Association of Alabama 

Care Navigator 

  • Motivational Speaker 

Tony Steadman of The United States Air Force  

Colonel, Retired

10:15 a.m. t10:45 a.m.

Main Ballroom

Michael J. Fox Advocacy Update

Amy Becker of The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Director of Advocacy 

10:45 a.m. t11:00 a.m.

Lobby/Main Ballroom

Morning Break & Time W/ Exhibitors

- Transition to Breakouts 

11:00 a.m. t11:30 a.m.

Bronze/Silver Ballroom

*You may transition between tracks to select the most suitable session

  • Breakout Session 1A | Supplements for Parkinson's

Dr. Micheal Vaughn of MedHelp  

Founder | Medical Director 

  • Breakout Session 1B | Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Physical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease 

Alex Evancho, PT, DPT of Alabama BRAIN Lab  

Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UAB 

11:30 a.m. t12:00 p.m.

Main Ballroom

The Science Behind Physical Therapy & Parkinson's Disease

Chris Brandt, PT, DPT of EW Motion Therapy 

Director of Marketing 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lobby/Main Ballroom

Lunch & Time W/ Exhibitors 

Lunch will be available at the lobby entrance to be taken back to the main ballroom.

1:00 p.m. t1:30 p.m.

Main Ballroom

Get Stronger, Live Longer 

Jesse Douglas of EW Motion Therapy 

Director of EW FIT | Motion Specialist | Certified Fitness Specialist

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Bronze/Silver Ballroom

*You may transition between tracks to select the most suitable session

  • Breakout Session 2A | Dermatology 

Dr. Katherine Hunt, MD of Inverness Dermatology & Laser  

Board-Certified Dermatologist 

  • Breakout Session 2B | Comparison Fatigue: The Cost of Caring 

Kim Bailey, MEd of Kim Bailey Counseling, LLC.  

ALC

2:15 p.m. t3:00 p.m.

Main Ballroom

Udall Center Update 

Dr. David Standaert, MD of The UAB Department of Neurology 

Chairman

3:00 p.m. t3:15 p.m.

Main Ballroom 

Closing Remarks & Adjourn 

Clarence Pouncey of The Parkinson Association of Alabama

President 

*Room assignments may change based on registrations. Check your tote bag's onsite guide at the registration desk for updates.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Sponsors

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Exhibitors

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