Education Meetings

Monthly Education Meetings

American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center and APDA Georgia Chapter present monthly education meetings.

For directions or questions please call the APDA Helpline: 404-712-0279

** No meetings in May, June, July or December  2017**

Time10:30am – 12:00pm

APDA Information & Referral Center
Emory Brain Health Center
12 Executive Park Drive, NE
Ground Floor Conference Room
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Refreshments are available from 10:00 a.m. til 10:30 a.m.
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2017 Schedule 

Saturday, August 19, 2017
TOPIC:  Annual PD Research Update
Speaker:  Dr. Jorge Juncos, an Associate professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and a practicing movement disorder specialist at The Emory University Clinic. Dr. Juncos is the Medical Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association Georgia Chapter.
Refreshments provided by: Home Helpers with Hilary Eldridge 

September 30, 2017

TOPIC:  Research: Why You Should be Involved!

Speaker:  The Emory DREAMS Team

The DREAMS Team are community advocates for research, who received 24 hours of health and research advocacy training through the Emory DREAMS Program, directed by Dr. Madeleine Hackney and coordinated by Ariel Hart. They will be sharing some of what they learned, including: an introduction to the clinical research process, health literacy, ethics in research, and the role of a research advocate. This presentation will provide the audience an opportunity to learn about why clinical research is important for health care for all, and how one can get involved.

*Majority of the members of the team have PD and will touch on their stories and the role that clinical research plays in their diagnosis*

Refreshments provided by: US Worldmeds with Joey Bilyeu

October 28, 2017

TOPIC: Parkinson’s Disease: More Than Motor Symptoms

Speaker: Dr Andrew Rosenzweig, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor at Brown University, Division chair for the Department of geriatric Medicine at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia

Refreshments provided by: Acadia Pharmaceuticals

November 18, 2017

TOPIC:   “Ask the Doctor”

Speaker:  Dr. Thomas Wichmann

Dr. Wichmann focuses his research on the causes and effects of abnormal neuronal activity, including electrophysiological and morphological changes, that occur in the basal ganglia in movement disorders such as  Parkinson’s disease.

Refreshments provided by: St. Jude Medical with George Evagoras


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