Virginia Chapter Events

Virginia Chapter Events

If you have any events in your community where you would like to see us, email us at or call 757-495-3062

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Conference Agenda Preview:

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Registration, visit with exhibitors, and continental breakfast

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening remarks

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. “Don’t Fear the DOPA: Embracing Early Levodopa for PD” by Dr. Rajan, Riverside Neurology

10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. “Resilience in Parkinson’s” by Dr. Lageman, VCU School of Medicine

11:40 a.m. – 12:25 pm – Keynote Speaker “Relationships between Parkinson’s & the Environment” by Briana De Miranda, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, APDA National Research Award Recipient 2023-2024

12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions #1: “Advanced Research and Clinical Trials for Parkinson’s” by Ginger Norris, MGC, VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders
Breakout Session #2: “Living Well with Parkinson’s Panel Session” Moderated by Allie Signorelli, Parkinson’s Advocate

1:55 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Breakout Session #3: “Living Well with Parkinson’s: Home Modifications” by Jessica Sheffield Riverside Occupational Therapy
Breakout Session #4: “Supporting the Gut Brain Connection with a Healthy Diet” by Frances Kerley, RD, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #5: Caregivers and Dementia – How to Create Positive Caregiving Experiences When Caring for Someone with Cognitive Impairment by Marcia Brodie, BS, Certified Dementia Practitioner
Breakout Session #6 PD Through the Arts! Singing and Dancing presentations and demonstrations by Two Left Feet Dance Studio, Newport News, VA, jointly with, Lisa M. Edwards, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

3:30 p.m. Adjourn

March 13th, 2024

Learn from our Programs Director, Naomi, about Parkinson’s and the resources that may be useful when to comes to navigating a nursing home and advocacy situation with Parkinson’s. More information below.

World Parkinson’s Day, April 11th 2024

In partnership with our Charlottesville regional Parkinson’s resource friends, The Parkinson’s Activity and Resource Center (PARC), APDA Virginia will be presenting at Parkinson’s Educational Day. Come out and meet us and celebrate the Optimism and Hope in progress!

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