PEP Meetings

Parkinson Education Programs (PEP) are education events hosted throughout the year by the APDA – Greater St. Louis Chapter. We invite renowned speakers to address topics that are important to the Parkinson’s community. Admission is free. Links to archived PEP talks are available below.

Upcoming PEP Events

PEP Meeting- Deep Brain Stimulation
November 3, 2019 – 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we bring industry-leading experts in to speak on deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation. After the panel of experts, you will hear from individuals who have had DBS. This is your chance to have your most pressing questions answered. Don’t miss out!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:




Archived PEP Events

PEP Meeting- Johanna Hartlein, Nurse Practitioner: Gotta Go Right Now! and Can’t Go At All
August 4, 2019

PEP Meeting- Dr. David Carr and Sylvia NissenboimShould Ms. Daisy Be Driving? and How To Talk About The Hard Stuff With Your Family Member
August 26, 2018

Midwest Parkinson Congress- Multiple speakers: Midwest Parkinson Congress
October 27, 2017

PEP Meeting- Dr. Heather Zwickey: Nutrition and its Impact on Parkinson Disease
April 23, 2017

PEP Meeting- Dr. Joel Perlmutter: Ask the Doctor
November 6, 2016

Family Conference- Dr. Paul Short: Family Matters
April 24, 2016

PEP Meeting- Dr. Scott Norris, Dr. Mwiza Ushe, Dr. Brent Wright: Tools in the Toolbox- A Panel Discussion on DBS & Duopa
April 3, 2016

PEP Meeting- Dr. Joel S. Perlmutter: Fireside Chat with Dr. Perlmutter- A Q&A Session
November 15, 2015

PEP Meeting- Dr. Mohamed N. Hassan: Managing Parksinson Disease- Living Well with PD                                                                                                                                                    
April 19, 2015

PEP Meeting- Dr. Joel S. Perlmutter: What’s in the Parkinson Pipeline? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!  
November 2, 2014

Family Conference- Dr. Paul Short: Your Face is Familiar- Do I Know You? 
October 26, 2014

PEP Meeting – Dr. Larry Elmer: Living Well with PD – Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
April 25,  2014

PEP Meeting – Brent Peterson & Drs. Pratap Chand (SLU), Terry Rolan (MU) and Mwiza Ushe (WUSM): Deep Brain Stimulation Panel of Experts 
February 2,  2014

PEP Meeting – Dr. Joel Perlmutter: Why I Am Optimistic and Hopeful – Looking Forward
November 17, 2013

PEP Meeting – Dr. Kevin Black: Who Are You and What Have You Done With My Spouse/Caregiver?
April 13, 2013

PEP Meeting – Dr. Joel S. Perlmutter: Where We Are Now and Where Are We Going?
November 18, 2012

PEP Meeting – Dr. Bill Langston: What’s New, What’s Now, What’s Next; Susan Imke, RN, MS: Family Caregiving: Choices & Challenges; Pamela Quinn: Coping Strategies for Specific Symptoms: Practical & Unusual Tips on How to Manage a Variety of PD Symptoms
November 12, 2011

PEP Meeting – Cognitive and Other Neuropsychiatric Features in Lewy Body Disorders
April 30, 2011

PEP Meeting – Dr. Joel Perlmutter: Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New?
November 15, 2009

PEP Meeting – Kevin Lockette, PT: Move It!
August 23, 2009

PEP Meeting – Dr. Joseph Friedman: Coping With PD
July 26, 2009

Lawrence Elmer, MD: Non Motor Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease Including Cognitive Issues
May 22, 2009

Dr. Lee Tempel, David Zid & Jackie Russell: Delay the Disease- The Important Role Exercise Plays in Parkinson’s Disease
July 13, 2008

Dr. Samer Tabbal: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
April 6, 2008

Dr. Joel Perlmutter: What’s Hot & What’s Not  
November 11, 2007

Dr. Michelle Burack: Cognitive Aspects of Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders
July 8, 2007