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2021 Parkinson’s Expo Welcome Message by Sara Grivetti, PhD, CRC


Exploring Exercise for PD

Danny Bega, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center, Chicago, IL.

Exercise is an integral part of the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This presentation will cover the important role of exercise in PD and review some of the evidence behind specific exercise modalities in order to develop an exercise prescription to improve quality of life for PD.

Mind-Body Approaches and Social Connection in Parkinson’s

Indu Subramanian, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of California, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.

This presentation will focus on living well with PD- for both the patient and their caregivers. The discussion will be about whole health from an integrative medicine approach as well as focusing on mind-body approaches and the importance of staying socially connected.

Natural Therapies and Nutritional Requirements for PD

Laurie Mischley, ND, PHD, PPH
University of Washington, Department of Radiology, Clinical Research Assistant Professor, Bastyr University Research Institute, Seattle Integrative Medicine, ParK-9 Social Purpose Corp., Seattle, WA.

Dr. Mischley will discuss some of the most commonly used supplements, their rationale for use, and whether or not to consider using them. She’ll review evidence suggesting diet affects PD progression and describe the differences between the Mediterranean, MIND, and Parkinson-PRO diet. Simple, inexpensive, healthy suggestions will be proposed. Dr Mischley is the author of the book Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease.

Research, Advocacy & Diversity in Parkinson’s

Michael Okun, MD and Team from UF Health

This panel will discuss the latest research that is in the pipeline for Parkinson’s disease, as well as explore opportunities for advocacy and diversity within the Parkinson’s Disease community. The format will be an open-forum with experts in the field.

Q & A with Presenters

Movement Breaks

Movement Break: Virtual Stretch

Movement Break: Virtual Meditation Centering & Yoga

Movement Break: Joyful Movement through Parkinson’s

Movement Break: Vocal Stretch