2020 APDA Virtual Parkinson’s Education Forum

A Very Special Thank you to our Sponsors:




APDA Oklahoma Annual Symposium is Now Virtual!

This event is a virtual event that is held over a five day period from 11a-12:30p each day that offers an important opportunity for friends, families, and individuals coping with Parkinson’s to learn more about Parkinson’s disease through a group of highly respected medical professionals in the PD field.

Now that the event has become virtual, individuals impacted by Parkinson’s and their families from the entire state of Oklahoma (and even around the world) can participate!  All you need is a computer and access to the internet.

We hope you will join us as we provide a robust agenda and continue to provide inspiration, hope, and a great sense of community to those affected by PD!


2020 Virtual Parkinson’s Education Forum Agenda *
Monday – July 6th
  11:00   Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
11:15   Innovations in PD Management 

Keynote Speaker :
Drew Falconer, MD, Movement Disorder Specialist
Co-Director, Inova Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center,
Alexandria, Virginia

    12:05   Movement Problems in Parkinson’s Disease
Cherian Karunapuzha, MD, Movement Disorder Specialist
Medical Director, Meinders Center for Movement Disorders
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12:25    Announcements

Tuesday – July 7th
  11:00   Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
11:15   Surgical Interventions and PD

Andrew Conner, MD
Adult Movement Disorder Surgery & Neuromodulation
OU Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  11:45   Q&A
12:00   Avoiding Cons, Frauds, and Scams
Lori Fullbright, Anchor/ Crime Reporter
KOTV/The News on 6
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wednesday – July 8th
  11:00    Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
11:15    Emotional Implications of Isolation

Gail Bieber, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Therapeutic Connections, LLC
Tulsa, Oklahoma

  11:45   Q&A  
  12:00   Movement Break – Power Moves with Mary & Susan
Mary Nole, Parkinson’s Specialist, Susan Pace, Parkinson’s Assistant
Saint Simeon’s Senior Community
Tulsa, Oklahoma 

  12:15   Announcements 

Thursday – July 9th
  11:00   Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
11:15   Vision and Parkinson’s Disease

Judith Riley, OD, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
NewView Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma

  11:45   Q&A
Movement Break – Tai Chi for Parkinson’s disease
Shifu Thomas, Owner/Instructor
Thomas Academy Tai Chi & Kung Fu
Tulsa, Oklahoma

  12:15   Announcements 

Friday – July 10th
  11:00   Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
11:15   Pearls for a Successful (Tele)visit with your Movement Disorder Team

Michael Soileau, MD Movement Disorder Specialist
Texas Movement Disorder Specialists, PLLC
Georgetown, Texas 
:10   Q&A
  12:25   Wrap up & Doorprizes

* subject to change

During these uncertain times, COVID-19 has caused us to become very creative to stay in touch with all of you with Parkinson’s disease and those caregivers out there!  Because of that, we know that technology can be challenging.

Don’t be intimidated to log into a virtual event!
Are you interested in participating in online events but are just concerned that the process is too overwhelming?  Then this is the space for you! Click here!  We give you the step-by-step instructions you need to be able to join us for our regular online events during these challenging times.  Check out the simple steps below to learn how to jump in on our meetings and participate.

If you find you are still having trouble, please contact our office at 918-747-3747 for assistance.  We will be happy to help.

Thank you to all our sponsors:

Griswold Homecare