Midwest Parkinson Congress | Sponsored by APDA Greater St. Louis Chapter APDA Midwest Parkinson Congress | Sponsored by APDA Greater St. Louis Chapter Welcome! While we’re disappointed we won’t get to see you in person this year, we are excited about this opportunity to come together virtually. We have two days of informative presentations and Live Q&As to dive deeper. – APDA Greater St. Louis, Oklahoma, and Midwest Chapters APDA Greater St. Louis Chapter The APDA-Greater St. Louis Chapter, chartered in 1984, is one of the largest chapters in the United States. It serves as a central location where people with Parkinson disease, care partners, medical professionals, students, and other interested individuals can receive the latest information, including free printed materials, medical and support system referrals, quarterly newsletters, exercise classes, support groups, educational programs and more. It also provides funding for the APDA Center for Advanced Parkinson Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine. APDA-Greater St. Louis Chapter serves all people with Parkinson’s and their families across Missouri and in Central and Southern Illinois, serving approximately 12,000 individuals each year. We are a vital resource for individuals and families who are learning how to live with a Parkinson diagnosis. AGENDA apda-midwest-parkinson-congress-agenda-2021whitesmoke600#005eb8 Thursday's AgendaFriday's AgendaFAQ 10:00 am CT - Welcome with Leslie Chambers, President and CEO, APDA10:05 am CT - Keynote Introduction with Jill Stein10:10 am CT - Courageous Parkinson's and Live Q&A with Heather Kennedy | Kathleen Kiddo10:45 am CT - break 10:55 am CT - The Latest in PD Research and Live Q&A with Dr. Joel Perlmutter11:50 am CT - break 12:00 pm CT - Breakouts A: Speak Up! How to Talk to Your Health Care Team About PD and Live Q&A with Johanna Hartlein, APRN B: Estate Planning Basics and Live Q&A with Stephanie Martinez, JD12:45 pm CT - Closing Remarks with Jenny Johnson, Executive Director, APDA Oklahoma Chapter 10:00 am CT - Welcome with Cathy Krane, Executive Director, APDA Greater St. Louis10:10 am CT - Depression and Anxiety in PD and Live Q&A with Dr. Michael Mercury10:55 am CT - break 11:05 am CT - Voice and Swallowing Muscles- Use Them or Lose Them! and Live Q&A with Tiffany Turner, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S 11:50 am CT - break12:00 pm CT - Breakouts A: The state of Parkinson's disease care in African Americans and Live Q&A with Dr. Lynda Nwabuobi B: Common myths and misconceptions that may sidetrack caregiving to the detriment of a loved one with Parkinson's disease and Live Q&A with Dr. Kevin Klos12:45 pm CT - Closing Remarks with Roger Halleen, Board President, APDA Midwest Chapter How do I turn on/up the volume?First, please make sure your computer’s audio is not on mute. Next, check to see if the video itself is unmuted – bring your cursor over to the video and on the bottom left corner there is a small speaker icon. If there is a slash through it, click it once to unmute the video. You can also turn the volume up on the video and on your computer. Headphones may also be helpful. If you are still having issues, please try refreshing or restarting your browser. Where do I watch this?You can watch on APDA's YouTube Channel; simply click to play! How do I ask a question?Whether you're watching on your computer, phone or tablet, join APDA staff and community members in the Live Chat throughout the Congress. Click on the video above, and go directly to YouTube where you can join the Live Chat. We also invite you to share questions for our speakers to answer during the Live Q&A sessions. Can I watch this later/is this being recorded?Yes! Both days are being recorded and will be available on our YouTube Channel immediately after each day ends, and we’ll have individual session recordings published within a week. What time does this begin?The event begins at 10:00 am CT. Click the days above this table to see the agenda and speaker presentation times. Is Captioning Available? Live auto-captioning is available on the Facebook Live broadcast at www.facebook.com/apdaparkinsons/live/. We will have verified captions added and uploaded to both the Facebook and YouTube Channel recordings a week after the event. Is this Live? The presentations are pre-recorded to ensure quality and minimize interruptions or disconnections. The Speaker Q&A sections, happening immediately after each presentation are Live and your questions will be answered in real-time! I need to leave and come back, can I pause this? Yes, click pause on the bottom left-hand corner of the video. Please note, if you close your browser, when you rejoin, it will not play from where you left off but start at the “live” timecode. Also, if you pause the video you may miss a Live Speaker Q&A, which will occur as scheduled. I have a friend who didn’t register. Can they watch? Of course! Have them join us by using this link.