Parkinson’s Stages and Knowing the Signs that Advance the Disease
Ramon L Rodriguez, MD, FAAN
Medical Director, Neurology One, Principal Investigator, N1 Research, LLC, Professor of Neurology, UCF College of Medicine
For more than a decade, Dr. Rodriguez has followed his passion for caring for patients with complex movement disorders and cognitive disorders. He was awarded the status of Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, acknowledging his exemplary work and achievements in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology, academic and administrative neurology, in the AAN, and in the community.
Psychological and Cognitive Aspects of PD, Including Psychosis
London Butterfield, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, BayCare Medical Group
Dr. Butterfield is a clinical neuropsychologist with BayCare Medical Group at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL where she conducts neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with concerns of cognitive deficit. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa with specialization in neuropsychology and completed internship and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.
The Roles of Positive Psychology and Meaning In Life for People to Mitigate Apathy
Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC
Assistant Professor College of Health and Public Service, University of North Texas
Dr. McDaniels is an Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Rehabilitation Studies program in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services at the University of North Texas. Prior to joining UNT, he earned his PhD from the University of Kentucky in Rehabilitation Counseling and subsequently accepted an Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training Post-Doctoral Fellowship appointment, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease, in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Basics of Parkinson’s and the Importance of Exercise on Motor Symptom Management
Dean Sutherland, MD
Board-certified Neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders with First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Dr. Dean Sutherland is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders with First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in Sarasota, Florida. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology with the Florida State University College of Medicine in Sarasota. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He was awarded both a Master’s Degree (1991) and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (1994) from Florida State University.
The Gut-Brain Connection and Importance of Microbiomes in Detecting and Slowing the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
Malú Gámez Tansey, PhD
Norman and Susan Fixel Chair in Neuroscience and Neurology, Co-Director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Investigator at the Evelyn F. and William L McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida.
Dr. Tansey is the Norman and Susan Fixel Chair in Neuroscience and Neurology and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and Investigator at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. Prior to joining the team at University of Florida, she served as a tenured professor of Physiology and Director of the Center for Neurodysfunction and Inflammation (CNI) at Emory University School of Medicine and a member of the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (CND).
Gene Therapy Technology and Approaches in Parkinson’s Disease
Amber Van Laar, MD
Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc.
Dr. Amber Van Laar obtained her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2009, followed by residency training in Neurology and a clinical-research fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Upon completion of training, she accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Movement Disorders division. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Van Laar continued her academic research in the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, where she also completed a Certificate in Clinical Research from the Institute of Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh.
What Should I Do Today to Prepare for Ongoing Care and Support Needs of Tomorrow?
Wendy Rickenbach Barclay, CADDCT, CSA, CDP, CTCF, CMCP, CSA
Owner of CarePatrol and Adult Day Center Town Square
Wendy has been an industry leader in the referral and placement industry as the owner of CarePatrol. She is Nationally recognized as a thought leader and has most recently been dubbed by the media as an industry disrupter with her new Adult Day Center called Town Square.
Whole-Body Approach to Voice Practice
Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP
Owner, Voice Aerobics, LLC, Florida, FiTOUR® Group Exercise Instructor
Mary Spremulli has been a healthcare provider for over 30 years, and currently holds a nursing license in Florida and Speech-Language Pathology license in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. She is the owner of Voice Aerobics, a speech-language pathology private practice located in Punta Gorda, Florida, and is also the creator of Voice Aerobics®, A Whole- Body Voice Strengthening Program along with a family of products blending the art and science of voice therapy into fun home-based practice.