Monschke Hall at
Twin Lakes Church
2701 Cabrillo College Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

An Educational Symposium

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

My Life is Bigger than Parkinson’s

With Major Funding From
The Bowen Family Foundation

Presented By the
Santa Cruz County Parkinson'S Group
And EASE PD, inc 

 

Main Stage

  Rita Gandhy, MD, MPH   Movement Disorder Specialist

Rita Gandhy, MD, MPH

Movement Disorder Specialist

Keynote

Living Well with Parkinson's Disease

Rita Gandhy, MD, MPH

Dr. Gandhy  brings over 10 years of experience partnering with and caring for people living with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Her care philosophy is that we must care for the whole person and not just their disease. Dr. Gandy believes that comprehensive care includes not only access to the latest innovations in therapies and treatments, but also the thoughtful understanding and management of the many emotions experienced by people living with Parkinson’s and their family members that impact attitude, behavior, and ultimately quality of life.

Dr. Gandhy has expertise in the uses of Botulinum Toxin and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as therapeutic interventions for Parkinson’s. She has also been involved with levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) as treatment for Parkinson’s and is excited about the potential benefits of the apomorphine pump.

While at Marshall University in West Virginia, Dr. Gandhy established their movement disorders program with a goal of introducing a comprehensive care model to the community. Her program included the care for and treatment of both motor and non-motor or non-movement related features of Parkinson’s disease, DBS, LSVT Loud® and LSVT Big®, and other exercise therapies.

 

  George Triadafilopoulos, MD    Clinical Professor of Medicine   Stanford University School of Medicine

George Triadafilopoulos, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Practical Knowledge you can use

Parkinson's and the Gut

George Triadafilopoulos, MD

Dr. George Triadafilopoulos recently spoke on "Pathophysiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract & Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease" at the Parkinson's Institute CME seminar "Improving Patient Care in Parkinson's Disease. 

Dr. Triadafilopoulos serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. 
 In addition, he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Avantis Medical Systems, Inc., as well as a member of the Advisory Board at RenovoRx, Inc. Dr. Triadafilopoulos is an Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He privately practiced at El Camino Hospital, and was the Chief of Gastroenterology at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He received his Doctor of Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, from Aristotelian University Medical School in Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

8:00 – 9:00         Registration

8:40 – 9:00         Tremolos Singing Group performance

9:00 -- 9:15         Welcome/Overview/Things to know

9:15 – 10:00 Optimizing Care - Medical

Peter Lin, MD, Parkinson's + Movements Disorders Specialist, Valley Parkinson Clinic, Los Gatos, CA

 

Dr. Lin will present the latest thinking in Parkinson’s medications, procedures, and technologies towards optimizing patient care.

 

10:00 -- 10:15          Break

 

10:15 – 10:30         Movement with Karen Nauenberg, MPT, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz

 

Karen will present tips and exercises for movement and maintaining balance for people with Parkinson’s, and will engage the audience in a live demonstration.

 

10:30 – 11:15 Optimizing Care - Lifestyle Choices

Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, Seattle Integrative Medicine, Seattle WA

 

Grounded in patient research, Dr. Mischley will present lifestyle choices that are proven helpful for people with Parkinson’s in managing symptoms and improving their quality of life.

         

11:15 – 12:00 Roundtable Discussions -- Session #1

 

12:00 -- 1:00 Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:15 Movement with Karen Nauenberg, MPT, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz

 

Karen will presenttips and exercises for movement and maintaining balance for people with Parkinson’s, and will engage the audience in a live demonstration.

 

1:15 – 2:00 Roundtable Discussions -- Session #2

 

 

 

2:00 – 2:15 Break

 

2:15 – 2:45         My Life is Bigger than Parkinson’s

Amy Carlson--PwP + Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador, Monrovia, CA

 

Amy will share the lifestyle changes she made that keep her motivated, hopeful and engaged in a meaningful life.

 

2:45 – 3:00         Wrap up l Video

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions

Learn even more by attending two of the following breakout sessions. (Program subject to change.)

Exercise

Participate an Exercise class geared for People with Parkinson's (PwP)

Leah Santos, PT
Dominican Hospital

Advances

Recent Treatment Developments

Dr Gandhy
Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

New to PD?

Intro to Parkinson's Disease ("PD101")

Dr Gandhy
Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

Poor Sleep?

Sleep Disorders Associated with PD

Dr William T. Hart, M.D., FCCP, D, ABSM
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine

Voice

Participate in a speech strengthening class.

Dorie Melville, SP
Dominican Hospital

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Parkinson's and the Gut – Q&A

Dr Triadafilopoulos
Stanford

Depression?

Emotional Aspects of Parkinson's Disease

Dr Jerry Solomon, Clinical Psychologist

 

Exercise

Rock Steady Boxing Demonstration 

Cassandra Huff

DBS Panel Discussion

Years after Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS), still a good choice?

Panel of Local DBS patients

EXERCISE

Experience a Dance for Parkinson's Class

Molly Katzman & Katie Griffin
Motion Pacific


Registration closes March 10, 2017
(Or before as Seating is Limited)


 

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lunch Provided

Monschke Hall at
Twin Lakes Church
2701 Cabrillo College Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

Link to map and directions

 

Questions?

Call Karen at 831-708-2906

or

George at 831-475-1175