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2017 APDA Virginia Community Education Day

October 7, 2017

Location: Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Schedule of events:

8:30am to 9:30am            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30am to 10:30am          Plenary session – Movement Disorder Neurologists Panel Discussion (Dr Thomas, Sentara; Dr Butler, Riverside; Dr Snider, VCU)

10:45am to 11:45am        3 PD topic breakout presentations

Noon to 1:30am               Plenary session – Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Dr Alice Lazzarini, PD genetic researcher and person with PD, author of Both Sides Now: A Journey from Researcher to Patient)

2pm to 3pm                      3 PD topic breakout presentations

3:30pm to 4:30pm            3 PD topic breakout presentations

The October 2017 American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Virginia Education Day will provide an educational forum for people with Parkinson Disease with their care partners and family members of how to ease the burden of Parkinson Disease and optimize their quality of life. Bringing physicians, scientists, rehabilitation specialists, caregivers and people with Parkinson Disease together, the conference will educate attendees on best treatment, therapy, care giving practices, and life style choices for living with Parkinson Disease.

This conference is a collaboration of the APDA Hampton Roads and Richmond chapters. The conference will be held in Williamsburg, VA which is equidistant of approximately a one hour drive from the metropolitan areas of Norfolk/Virginia Beach and Richmond, Virginia.

The primary educational program will be an opening plenary discussion session of three Movement Disorder Neurologists, a sit down lunch plenary session with a national Parkinson Disease motivational speaker, and nine breakout sessions in three topic areas of a) diagnosis and treatment, b) therapy and exercise, c) caregiving . As part of the conference there will also be exhibiting organizations presenting information on Parkinson Disease medications, medical services, therapy methods (physical, speech, occupational), PD specific exercise programs, movement and mobility equipment, transportation information, home health services, long term care and nursing care facilities, and more.

Sponsorship opportunity for Parkinson Disease patient resources and support services are available. Individuals and families can be APDA chapter associates to support the programs, resources, events and Parkinson Disease research initiatives.  Contact the APDA Hampton Roads Chapter office for details.

Online registration will be available after April 1.