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The Iowa Chapter’s annual educational events and fundraisers allow us to provide support and services for the Iowa Parkinson’s community and spread public awareness about the disease. Volunteering, sponsoring and participating in these events gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s, their families and their caregivers.

2019 APDA Northwest Iowa Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

Friday, February 8, 2019
8:30 AM CST – 3:30 PM CST

The focus of this symposium will be to empower attendees with medical and practical advice on how to live well now with Parkinson’s for patients and caregivers.

Registration is FREE (donations are encouraged, suggested donation of $10). Attendees will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch. Online registration closes Tuesday, February 5th.

Symposium Agenda

8:30 a.m. – Registration Open/Visit Exhibitors/Continental Breakfast Served

9:30 a.m. – Welcome- Sydney Petersen, Director of Iowa APDA, Information and Referral Center Coordinator

9:45 a.m.  – Deep Brain Stimulation, Current and Future Treatments, Dr. Andrew Ridder, MD, Movement Disorder Specialist, Avera Health- Sioux Falls, SD

10:45 a.m. – Exercise Break — Delay the Disease, Jacque Perez, Wellness Director, Norm Waitt Sr.YMCA

Break- 15 Minutes

11:15 a.m. – Aquatic Exercise to Improve Mobility and Balance in Parkinson’s Disease, Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC , Community Health Partners

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (provided) and visit vendors

12:45 p.m. – Duopa, Continuing the Journey/A treatment for advanced Parkinson’s Disease, Dr. Diego Torres, MD, Director of Movement Disorder Programs, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), with patient

Break- 15 minutes

1:45 p.m.– Movement Problems in Parkinson’s Disease- Dr. Michelle Faulkner, Pharmacy Professor and Clinician at Creighton University, with patient.  

2:45 p.m.– A Day in the Life– Bob Miller, Board President of Iowa APDA, Victoria Miller, Board Member of Iowa APDA



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