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2023 Parkinson's Symposium

FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH  from 8:30 AM - 3PM

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

Join us for our annual educational symposium FREE for those living with Parkinson's, their care partners and family members.

PARKINSON

Association of Alabama, INC.

Community Grant Sponsor

AGENDA
AT A GLANCE

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 8:30 am - 3pm

Pelham Civic Center

500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124

To see detailed session descriptions and speaker biographies, please go to SESSION DETAILS AND SPEAKER BIOS.

8:30 am - REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Registration and Complimentary Breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Entrance Lobby to the Pelham Civic Center. Please check-in to receive your packet of materials and name badge,  Spend some time with our exhibitors, and grab some coffee and breakfast to gather in the Main Ballroom.

9 am - WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Bibby Bailey, Executive Director and CEO. Parkinson Association of Alabama

Main Ballroom

9:15 am - LET'S CELEBRATE - Official Launch and Demo of the Parkinson's Disease Resource Center and Care Navigation Program

Brooklyn White, Director of Programs and Marketing, Parkinson Association of Alabama 

Main Ballroom

9:30 am - OPENING KEYNOTE- All I Really Needed to Know about Parkinson's, I Learned in Acting School

Matthew Moore, Lamp and Light Productions

Main Ballroom

10 am - MORNING BREAK - TIME WITH EXHIBITORS - TRANSITION TO BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
This year, we will be doing something a little different. We have three breakout tracks with two sessions each that will be taking place before lunch.

  • PREPARING FOR THE PD JOURNEY: Those newly diagnosed with Parkinson's should plan to attend the "Preparing for the PD Journey" breakout sessions that will meet in Ballroom A.

  • LIVING WELL WITH PD: Those that have been diagnosed with Parkinson's for more than a year should plan to attend the "Living Well with Parkinson's" breakout sessions, remaining in the Main Ballroom.

  • CARE PARTNER CORNER: These sessions are tailored specifically for Parkinson's Care Partners. You will meet in Ballroom B.

*It is possible to transition between tracks to find the session that best fits your needs.

10:15 am - MAKING THE MOST OF OUR TIME WITH OUR MEDICAL SPECIALISTS
Laura Lieb, University of Alabama Movement Disorder Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Ballroom A: Preparing for the PD Journey

10:15 am - PD TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES - WHAT WORKS?
Dr. Ben McCullough, University of Alabama Movement Disorder Specialist

Main Ballroom: Living Well with PD

10:15 am - WALKING IN OUR LOVED ONES SHOES - EVERYTHING THOSE LIVING WITH PD WANT THEIR CARE PARTNERS TO KNOW
Moderator: Stacy Rowland, Panelists: Michael S. Fitts, Teri Henley, Mike Rowland, and Karen Virciglio 

Ballroom B: Care Partner Corner

11 am - JUST IN CASE - PREPARING FOR UNEXPECTED HOSPITALIZATIONS
Laura Lieb, University of Alabama Movement Disorder Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Main Ballroom: Preparing for the PD Journey

11 am - CONNECTING WITH OTHERS - UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORT AND MOVEMENT GROUPS
PART A - MOVEMENT GROUPS

Moderator: Andrea Pindroh. Demonstrations: Traci Aday, Martin Juarez, Anne McKinley, Martin Juarez, Mary Margaret Scalici and Teri Weksler

Main Ballroom: Living Well with PD

PART B: SUPPORT GROUPS

Moderator: Andrea Pindroh. Panelists: John Bennet, Cindy McMinn and Steve Sain

In part B of this section our panelists will discuss how support groups have positively impacted their journey with PD.  

11:15 am - CARING FOR OUR LOVED ONES - WHO IS CARING FOR US?
Stacy Rowland, PD Care Partner 

Ballroom B: Care Partner Corner

12 pm: LUNCH AND TIME WITH EXHIBITORS
Lunch will be available in the lobby entrance to be taken back to the main ballroom.

1 pm: 2023 UDALL CENTER UPDATE - UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM MOVEMENT DISORDERS CLINIC

Dr. David Standaert, UAB Chairman for the Department of Neurology and Movement Disorders Clinic

Main Ballroom

2 pm: ASK THE EXPERTS

Moderator: Ken Cater, PAA Emeritus Director  Panelists: Dr. David Standaert, Laura Lieb, Matthew Moore, and Brooklyn White

Main Ballroom

2:45 pm: CLOSING REMARKS
Brian Corbett, Parkinson Association of Alabama President

Main Ballroom

3 pm: ADJOURN 

*Please note that based on registration numbers, assigned meeting rooms may change. Please consult the onsite guide in your tote bag  that will be made available upon check-in at the registration desk for the most current agenda.

QUESTIONS?

Do you have questions about this event? Want to volunteer? Want to sponsor? Please contact the event chair and Director of Programs and Marketing for the Parkinson Association of Alabama, Brooklyn White at brooklyn@parkinsonalabama.org

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