2021 VIRTUAL MIDWEST PARKINSON CONGRESS – APRIL 8 & 9

Register now for the VIRTUAL Midwest Parkinson Congress presented by the APDA Oklahoma, Midwest, and APDA Greater St. Louis Chapters. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leading professionals discussing the latest in Parkinson’s research, depression, nutrition, caregiving, speech, financial planning, and patient empowerment. This year, The Elliot and Mary Ann Stein Keynote Address will be presented by Heather Kennedy. Heather is the founder of Kathleen Kiddo, an advocacy site offering PD resources and connections through social media. She is a motivational speaker, writer, blogger, visual artist, and mother of two. Diagnosed with PD in 2012, after many years of misdiagnosis, she works to raise awareness about the disease, and especially the challenges that living with Parkinson’s presents.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

We are enormously thankful for the support of our partners and greatly value the strategic alliances that bring greater awareness and funds to provide support, education and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest. APDA is grateful that so many share our commitment and determination to change lives for the better. Through their generosity, we are able to to provide information, education, and support to those impacted by Parkinson’s disease and to fund scientific research into the cause, prevention, treatment and ultimately the cure. We thank our sponsors for their commitment and invite you to learn more about them.


Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.   –  COLLABORATOR

At Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., seeks to redefine the treatment experience for patients suffering from chronic neurological diseases. Their goal is to create and commercialize a new generation of medicines intended to lessen the burden of disease on patients, caregivers and society.   Their treatment innovations stem from a deep scientific understanding of time-dependent biology – the deliberate mapping of disease patterns and drug activity – along with a goal to meaningfully increase the efficacy of known molecules without compromising tolerability. This approach is designed to ensure that their medicines fit within, rather than define, people’s daily lives. For more information, please visit www.adamaspharma.com.


ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  – PARTNER

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders.

Acadia is trailblazing breakthroughs in neuroscience to elevate life. We are at the forefront of healthcare, fighting for breakthroughs in our science, our therapies and the way we work, but also in the lives of the people we serve. At Acadia, we are committed to our purpose: we fight disease so more you shines through.  For more information, please visit www.acadia-pharm.com


Amneal Pharmaceuticals –  PARTNER

Challenging Convention, Changing Lives. The Amneal team brings people and passion together to support our mission of making healthy possible for individuals affected by conditions like Parkinson’s disease. We believe every idea, every experience, and every detail can make a difference. That’s why we connect our passionate people to partnerships with patients, care partners, healthcare providers, and advocacy organizations.

We believe we can make a difference in the Parkinson’s community not just by bringing medicines to market, but by actively engaging with patients and care partners to understand the journey, unmet needs, opportunities to provide support—and to ensure their voice is reflected in everything we do.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals also supports leading patient advocacy organizations across the U.S., including Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, PMD Alliance, APDA, and Parkinson’s Alliance. We provide valuable resources that help raise awareness and funding for important education and research.

Amneal also supports leading patient advocacy organizations across the U.S., including Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, PMD Alliance, APDA, and Parkinson’s Alliance. We provide valuable resources that help raise awareness and funding for important education and research.

We are Amneal. And we’re making healthy possible for Parkinson’s patients.  For more information, please visit www.amneal.com


Medtronic  –  PARTNER

Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy is an FDA-approved treatment clinically demonstrated to reduce some of the most disabling motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Developed by Medtronic in collaboration with clinicians and researchers from around the world starting in the 1980s, the therapy was approved by the FDA for the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease in 2002. Medtronic DBS Therapy has benefited more than 125,000 patients worldwide.

Medtronic DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas of the brain to reduce some of the most disabling motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, including shaking, stiffness and movement difficulties. In addition, Medtronic DBS Therapy stimulation settings can be adjusted in response to individuals’ Parkinson’s symptoms, and the system can be turned off or removed. Removal would require surgery.  For more information, please visit www.medtronicdbs.com.


Supernus Pharmaceuticals  –  PARTNER

Supernus Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases.  Our extensive expertise in product development has been built over the past 25 years: initially as a stand alone  development organization, then as a U.S. subsidiary of Shire plc and, in late 2005, as Supernus Pharmaceuticals.  We market our products  in the United States through our own specialty sales force and seek strategic collaborations with other pharmaceutical companies to license our products outside the US.  For more information, please visit www.supernus.com.


University Village Retirement Community  –  PARTNER

University Village Retirement Community is a quality, yet affordable senior living facility with everything from rental cottages and independent apartments to assisted living and even rehab and nursing. And it’s all on one campus so if your loved one’s needs change, we have you covered. But what makes us unique is the truly warm feeling of caring neighbors and friends and this makes all the difference!  For more information, please visit


Griswold Home Care  –  ADVOCATE

At Griswold Home Care of Tulsa, our mission is to refer caregivers to provide outstanding home care services at an affordable price. Griswold Home Care referrals allow seniors to stay in the home that they love, while maintaining their independence, but without compromising their safety or quality of life.  For more information, please visit www.griswoldhomecare.com/tulsa/


Merz Pharma  –  ADVOCATE

As a family-owned company, Merz takes a long view of success. We succeed by earning the confidence of the people we do business with each day, year after year. From our scientific expertise developed over more than a century to our relentless focus on customer needs, the Merz way means your success is our success.  For more information, please visit www.merz.com.


My Choice In Home Senior Services  –  ADVOCATE

Seniors wanting to stay in their own homes are now offered a new companion care service. My Choice In-Home Senior Services is a premier personal care assistance and companion caregiver agency, owned and operated by lifelong Tulsans who seek to bring a concierge experience to each senior and their families.  For more information, please visit www.mychoiceok.com


Prairie House Assisted Living & Memory Care  –  ADVOCATE

Located on the beautiful 40-acre campus of St. John Broken Arrow, Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care combines the warmth of home with its exceptional care to serve families like yours and is the only senior living community developed in collaboration with St. John Broken Arrow.

This upscale community offers the comfort, beauty and well-being of a private residence with personalized services and specialized memory support. Prairie House will appeal to those adults seeking a maintenance-free and worry-free way of life.

Everyday at Prairie House is like a reunion of good friends and family, where residents enjoy all the benefits of living in a tight-knit neighborhood that blends our resort-like amenities with an active daily lifestyle and terrific resident services.

We embrace the opportunity we have each day to enhance the lifestyle of the wonderful residents we love to serve.  For more information, please visit www.prairiehouseseniorliving.com