Patient and Caregiver Education Day and Healthcare Professional Education Day: Parkinson’s Disease and Atypical Parkinsonism

When:
April 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
2018-04-12T08:00:00-04:00
2018-04-12T19:30:00-04:00
Where:
Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center
140 Eastshore Dr
Glen Allen, VA 23059
USA

Join CurePSP and Sheltering Arms

at the Patient, Caregiver, and Healthcare Professional Education Day, for Parkinson’s Disease and Atypical Parkinsonism.

The event is on April 12th. Patients agenda from 8:30am-3pm, medical professional agenda from 5pm to 730pm.

Healthcare Professionals: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Patients and Caregivers: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Patients and Caregivers Agenda*

8:00am – 8:30am: Light Refreshments

8:30am – 9:30am: Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease – “Normal and Abnormal”

Speakers will review the common physical, behavioral, and visual changes seen in Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonisms, such as progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and corticobasal degeneration (CBD). These changes are important to review for both accurate diagnosis and optimal disease management.

  • Jonathan Snider, MD: Motor Signs
  • Jessica Utt, PA: Non-Motor Signs
  • Jessica Lehosit, DO: Visual Changes

9:30am – 10:00am: Open Discussion/Panel

10:00am – 10:15am: Coffee & Snack Break

10:15am – 11:15am: Research and Medical Management

Presentations in this section will focus on the next step after identifying the changes. Speakers will discuss ongoing research trials, application of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in appropriate candidates, and medications involved in disease management.

  • Matthew Barrett, MD: New Research and Clinical Trials
  • Matthew Boyce, MD: Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Emily Peron, PharmD: Medication Management

11:15am – 12:00pm: Open Discussion/Panel

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Living with Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism 

The afternoon will begin with a rehabilitative review of living with these conditions. Speakers will discuss common strategies used to improve movement and ability to continue to do the things which matter most to you. Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders require specialized treatment by clinicians in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Awareness of the unique concerns related to the care of these patients is the first step in providing specialized care. Interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals must communicate this awareness into a comprehensive, patient-centered plan. Dr. Testa will discuss means of improving the delivery of an interdisciplinary model across these clinical settings, as well as what it takes to provide optimal care for patients with movement disorders.

  • Robert Hand, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS: Mobility Concerns
  • Meredith Bowen, MOT, OTR/L: Activities of Daily Living
  • Brittany Reed, MEd, CCC-SLP: Speaking and Swallowing
  • Ginger Walls, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS: Wheeled Mobility

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Open Discussion/Panel

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Closing Session

* Agenda is subject to change.


Healthcare Professional Agenda*

Dinner with the Doc: Effective Interdisiciplinary Team Care Across the Spectrum of Care Settings

5:00pm: Registration Check-In

5:30pm: Dinner

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders require specialized treatment by clinicians in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Awareness of the unique concerns related to the care of these patients is the first step in providing specialized care. Interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals must communicate this awareness into a comprehensive, patient-centered plan. Dr. Testa will discuss means of improving the delivery of an interdisciplinary model across these clinical settings, as well as what it takes to provide optimal care for patients with movement disorders.

5:30pm – 7:30pm: Dr. Claudia Testa of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center at VCU

7:30pm: Closing Remarks

* Agenda is subject to change.

** CEUs will be offered to those who qualify.