Presented by American Parkinson Disease Association

APDA Virginia 2024 Conference

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About this Event

Join us for a full-day conference to learn the latest research updates and resources for Parkinson’s.

This conference is open to people and families living with Parkinson’s, the public, and healthcare professionals.

The conference will feature:

  • Educational Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Exhibits & Networking
  • Demonstrations of Parkinson’s resources
  • Continental breakfast & lunch included
  • and more!

APDA 2024 Virginia Parkinson's Conference

Register today! Secure your spot at the conference, space is limited.

About this Event

Join us for a full-day conference to learn the latest research updates and resources for Parkinson’s.

This conference is open to people and families living with Parkinson’s, the public, and healthcare professionals.

The conference will feature:

  • Educational Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Exhibits & Networking
  • Demonstrations of Parkinson’s resources
  • Continental breakfast & lunch included
  • and more!

Meet the Experts!

Introducing the 2024 Keynote Speaker!

 

Thank you to our conference Sponsors! Make sure to stop by their tables and learn how they are helping to fight Parkinson's disease.

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

AbbVie         Amneal Pharmaceuticals        Insightec

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Conference Agenda Preview:

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Registration, visit with exhibitors, and continental breakfast

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening remarks

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. “Don’t Fear the DOPA: Embracing Early Levodopa for PD” by Dr. Rajan, Riverside Neurology

10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. “Resilience in Parkinson’s” by Dr. Lageman, VCU School of Medicine

11:40 a.m. – 12:25 pm – Keynote Speaker “Relationships between Parkinson’s & the Environment” by Briana De Miranda, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, APDA National Research Award Recipient 2023-2024

12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions #1: “Advanced Research and Clinical Trials for Parkinson’s” by Ginger Norris, MGC, VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders
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Breakout Session #2: “Living Well with Parkinson’s Panel Session” Moderated by Allie Signorelli, Parkinson’s Advocate

1:55 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Breakout Session #3: “Living Well with Parkinson’s: Home Modifications” by Jessica Sheffield Riverside Occupational Therapy
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Breakout Session #4: “Supporting the Gut Brain Connection with a Healthy Diet” by Frances Kerley, RD, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #5: Caregivers and Dementia – How to Create Positive Caregiving Experiences When Caring for Someone with Cognitive Impairment by Marcia Brodie, BS, Certified Dementia Practitioner
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Breakout Session #6 PD Through the Arts! Singing and Dancing presentations and demonstrations by Two Left Feet Dance Studio, Newport News, VA, jointly with, Lisa M. Edwards, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist