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Community Symposium

The UC San Diego Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center hosts an annual symposium for community members facing Parkinsonism. Our goal is to bring together experts from a variety of fields to give you the latest information on diagnosis, treatment and overall well-being.

2022 Virtual Symposia Series

For a second year we have transformed our annual community event into a series of webinars. Each month will cover a different theme and include presentations from experts along with time for questions. Registration is required for each day.

Day 1: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Overview of Parkinson's Disease & Communicating with your Physician by Dr. Stephanie Lessig  & Dr. Kristy Hwang.

The recording of this presentation is now available

Day 2: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Topics: Overview of Non- Motor Symptoms and Tremor Syndromes by Dr. Nowell and Dr. Haubenberger.

The recording of this presentation is now available

Resources: International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF). NIH Tremor Fact Sheet. Clinical Trials Registry.

Day 3: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Topics: Overview of sleep in parkinson's & Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Parkinson's disease: The Role of the Neuropsychological Evaluation by Dr. Caitlin Mulligan and Dr. Dawn M. Schiehser.

The recording of this presentation is now available

Day 4: Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Topics: Asleep MRI Guided Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy and Treatment of Motor Symptoms in PD By Dr. David Barba & Dr. David Coughlin.

The recording of this presentation is now available

Day 5: Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Topics: PD: Diet and Nutrition and Speak, Swallow and think with intent—therapeutic interventions that make a difference by Dr. Brent Wright and Lindsey Unger, MS, CCC-SLP.

The recording of this presentation is now available.

Day 6: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Topics: Rehabilitative Exercise with Cory Troyer, DPT & Julie Larsen, OTD, Wellness in PD with Kristine Negrete, DPT & Jessie Agrimis, DPT

Day 7: Friday, September 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Topics: Why Research Matters with Ece Bayram, MD, PhD & Overview of Current Research with Katherine Longardner, MD

Day 8: TBD

 

2021 Virtual Symposia Series

Day 1: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Overview of Parkinson's Disease with Dr. Irene Litvan and Dr. Stephanie Lessig.

The recording of this presentation is now available.

Day 2: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease with Dr. Dawn Schiehser and Dr. Katherine Longardner

The recording of this presentation is now available.

Day 3: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Parkinson's Disease Treatment Options with Dr. David Coughlin, Dr. David Barba and Dr. Ece Bayram

The recording of this presentation is now available.

Day 4: Saturday, June 19, 2021

A discussion of SPEAK OUT! with speech language pathologist Susan Neese and exercise as medicine with Doctors of Physical Therapy Kristine Negrete and Jessie Agrimis.

The recording of this presentation is now available.

Day 5: Saturday, July 10, 2021

A discussion of experimental therapies as well as non-traditional therapists with Dr. Brent Wright and Dr. Caitlin Mulligan. 

The recording of this presentation is now available.

Day 6: Saturday, August 14, 2021

The recording of this presentation is now available.

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