American Parkinson Disease Association Brings Top Experts & Weekend Of Education & Inspiration To Southern California

WHAT:   The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is hosting the 2nd Annual APDA West Coast Parkinson’s Educational Forum – A Weekend of Discovery — a two-day comprehensive special event that will provide a unique opportunity for people impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD) to hear firsthand from leaders in PD treatment and research, as well as enjoy important opportunities to connect with other members of the PD community for support, inspiration and guidance. The program also features exercise and movement classes tailored specifically for people with PD as well as much-needed moments of fun and relaxation including a respite room, mini spa treatments and an evening of dinner and dancing.


Saturday, October 20 (Session begins at 10:00 am)

Sunday, October 21 (Session begins at 9:00 am)

Full agenda with timing and speakers can be found here.

WHERE: Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612

The weekend program will feature some of the best in the field of PD research and treatment:

Melita T. Petrossian, MD, Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Santa Monica, CA

Rafael Zuzuárregui, MD, University of California, Fresno, CA

Giselle Tamula, MSN, NP-C, St. John’s Providence Health Center, Santa Monica, CA

Salima Brillman, MD, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Silicon Valley

Interview topics could include:

Overview of Parkinson’s disease

How to help someone living with PD

Steps to take if you are diagnosed

The latest in PD treatments

Interviews can be arranged with many of the doctors listed above (pending availability and event agenda), as well as with Leslie A. Chambers, President & CEO of APDA, along with local people who are living with Parkinson’s disease.

MORE  INFORMATION:  For more information, please contact Eloise Caggiano, 718-737-8151,

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