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CALENDARS OF MEETINGS & EVENTS
Note: All calendar information and events are subject to change.
Please visit often for the recent and newest updates.


2017 ---- 2016
2015 ---- 2014 ---- 2013 ---- 2012
2011 ---- 2010 ---- 2009 ---- 2008


Some of the events listed below may be PODCASTs - WEBCASTs - and WEBINARs.
For an explanation of these web / internet forms of
delivering information click here

January19, 2014
MEETING

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Topic: Open Forum

For our open forum meetings, we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers. These meetings are one of our most popular, and sometimes they get a little bit noisy because everyone wants to share!

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Open Forum Meeting September 2008


Open Forum Meeting
September 2008
To see a video/movie of one of our open forum meetings go to this link
http://tinyurl.com/axofztj
February 16, 2014
MEETING
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NOTE: This meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather.

This meeting topic and speaker has been rescheduled for our September 21, 2014 meeting.


Topic: Dementia and Difficult Behaviors

Speaker: Janet Altman of HarborChase Assisted Living, will be the facilitator with Mimi Morrill, LPN assisting.

We will be dividing into two separate discussion groups - of Patients and Caregivers/Care Partners - allowing for an intimate discussion by each group. Then we will gather back together to discuss the topic together.
Do not be concerned if the patient needs to have a caregiver - we will accommodate this need.

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Janet Altman

Janet B. Altman, Director of Sales
HarborChase Assisted Living
120 Fairforest Road
Columbia SC  29212
Phone: 803-781-2243
Mobile: 803-394-2388
Fax: 803-781-8127 
E-mail: jaltman@hraonline.net
www.harborchase.com

March 1, 2013
SEMINAR
SEMINAR: Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor: Updates for Best Medications and Surgeries
Sponsored by: Georgia Regents University - 1120 15th Street, T101- Room 117 - Augusta, GA 30912

A FREE seminar presented by Georgia Regents Movement Disorders specialists:
Cole Giller, MD, Neurosurgeon
John Morgan, MD, PhD, Neurologist
Deborah Boland, DO, MSPT, Neurologist

Date: Saturday, March 1st, 3-5:30 p.m.

Place: Double Tree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909

With: Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served

In addition to presentations from our specialists, the program will feature live testimonials from patients who have benefitted from surgical interventions.

Registration is not required, but encouraged. To register, please visit gru.edu/parkinsons

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March 16, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: Different Levels of Care

Have you ever wondered what was the difference between Independant Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home Care, and Hospice Care? When does someone transition from one level to the next?

Speaker: Joyce Romero, Senior Services Advisor

Joyce Hess Romero has earned degrees from The University of South Carolina and Clemson University. Joyce has worked in geriatric and long term care related fields for the past 20 years. She enjoys helping educate families on services available to seniors. Joyce serves as DayBreak's liaison and resource coordinator with clients, professionals and the community at large. Joyce grew up in the Columbia area and is glad she can remain in her hometown to serve others as they age.

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Joyce Romero

DayBreak Adult Care Services
123 Library Hill Lane
Lexington, SC 29072
803-356-4451
joyce@daybreakcare.com
www.Daybreakcare.com

March 26, 2014
EXPO
SC Assistive Technology Expo 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
9 am – 4 pm
Brookland Banquet and Conference Center
1066 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, S.C. 29169
(803) 796-7525


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NO PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY
Mark your calendars! The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program Expo is returning for another exciting year! Come see what's new in assistive technology and listen to free presentations by great speakers.

Note from Dottie: I have attended this Expo in past years and have found it very useful for anyone (old or young) with a disability or mobility problems. They also have vendors, exhibits, and speakers that are excellent. You do not have to spend the whole time there, you can come and go when you want to.

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Sponsored By
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program

USC School of Medicine  •  Department of Pediatrics  •  Center for Disability Resources
University Center for Excellence, Columbia SC 29208

Located at Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia SC 29203
(803) 935-5263  •  (803) 935 5342 fax  •  (800) 915-4522 toll free
March 29, 2014
EXPO
MUSC Presents "Living with Parkinson's Disease Symposium 2014"

This is a symposium for patients and families living with Parkinson’s Disease. Sessions will be led by members of
the MUSC Movement Disorders Program team and invited guest speakers.

Date: March 29, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 3:45 pm

Registration Fee: $20 per person (includes refreshments and lunch)

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel (4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418)

Contact: For questions and additional information, please call the Movement Disorders Program at 843-792-7262
or email carbonsj@musc.edu

Registration: Please click here to download the pdf of the symposium flyer with registration form -- or you
can click here to download the PDF flyer http://tinyurl.com/pjed2u5


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April 2014
PARKINSON'S
AWARENESS
MONTH
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CELEBRATE THAT APRIL IS
SC STATE & NATIONAL
PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH!

April 2014 Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation

To read the
2014 SC Governor's Proclamation
declaring April 2014
Parkinson's Awareness Month throughout the
state of SC
Click Here

April is an excellent time to show your support for your local Parkinson's support group, make a donation or volunteer to help.




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April 6, 2014
MEETING
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3rd ANNUAL "Q & A OPEN FORUM PANEL of DOCTORS & PD SPECIALISTS"

HELP US CELEBRATE PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH -- We are having a very special program at our April 6th meeting.  Our A;ril 6th meeting will be a "Q & A Open Forum Panel of PD Doctors and Specialists"

WE LISTENED TO YOUR FEEDBACK -- We listened to your comments on our feedback forms. You ask for a different panel of doctors and topics.

MEET THE PANEL & ASK YOUR QUESTIONS -- You will have an opportunity to meet the panel members and ask your questions during our open forum about Parkinson's disease and/or how to live with Parkinson's. 
 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS --
Our regular meeting date has been changed to April 6th!

DATE: April 6, 2014 --- Because Easter Sunday is on the 3rd Sunday in April this year, we have temporarily moved our monthly April meeting from the 3rd Sunday to April 6th.

NOTE: Our regular May meeting will be held back on the 3rd Sunday - on May 18, 2014

TIME: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm --- This April meeting will last "a little longer" than our regular meetings due to the special "Q & A Open Forum Panel of Doctors" program, thus allowing more time for questions and answers. We will also allow time after the meeting for one-on-one time with the doctors.

PLACE: Lexington Medical Center Auditorium --- Meeting information, directions, and map can be found on this web page http://www.columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org/meeting_info.htm

Email Your Questions Before The Meeting and Have Your Questions Answered First
Email: contact@columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org

Yes, you will be able to ask your questions during the meeting.  We will have slips of paper for you to write questions on and give to our volunteers. 

The panel members will answer as many questions as they can during the time allotted for our meeting.  You have questions, and the doctor's will have answers.   The doctors will not be provided with any questions prior to the meeting. As always, we will respect your privacy, and will not reveal your personal information (email address, name, etc.) to the panel members or anyone.


Send your questions to Email: contact@columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org

Phot of Dr. Tom Faber
Dr. Tom Faber, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
University Specialty Clinic
Suite 420 - Eight Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Office Phone: (803) 545-6050

USC Neurology Department
School of Medicine


Note - Since many of you in your feedback asked for information about Gastrointestinal Disorders (GI) in PD patients, Dr. Faber will be responding to these questions.

Dr. Faber received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, MD in 1985. In 1989 he completed his residency training at Boston City Hospital. His specialties is in neurology. He obtained his board certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1992.

Dr. Faber has practiced general neurology in the Midlands for over 20 years. He has interests in neuromuscular disorders and neuropathy, epilepsy, movement disorders, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. His practice utilizes EMG and nerve conduction studies, vagal nerve stimulation for refractory seizures, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, brain imaging using CT, MRI, PET, and SPECT, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, and botulinum toxin injection for neurological disorders.

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Gregory Wych DDS
Dr. Gregory Wych, DDS
7505 St. Andrews Road
Irmo, SC
Phone: 803-929-7904
Email: info@IrmoCosmeticDentist.com
http://www.irmocosmeticdentist.com/

After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Xavier University, Dr. Wych attended the Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry, Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, and Piper Educational Resource Center. Dr. Wych is on the Visiting Faculty at the Spear Institute in Scottsdale Az.

Following Dental School his Navy service brought him to South Carolina, and Dr. Wych decided to permanently call the Palmetto State home. He has maintained his private practice in Irmo since 1988. He has written 3 books on the subject.

Dr. Travis Turner
Dr. Travis Turner, Clinical Instructor, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist
MUSC - College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Room BA104H
100 Doughty St
Charleston, SC 29425
Email: turnertr@musc.edu
Phone: 843-792-7262

Dr. Travis Turner studied psychology and neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology through San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.

He completed clinical internship and postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the Medical University of South Carolina and VAMC in Charleston. He currently holds faculty positions in these institutions, with clinical and research emphasis in Parkinson's disease.

His primary objective is expanding and improving the clinical toolbox for cognitive assessment. Previous work in this pursuit includes development and standardization of computerized cognitive batteries, computational modeling of working memory component processes, and clinical neuropsychological assessment via videoconferencing (i.e., telemedicine).

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Dr. Danielle Englert
Dr. Danielle Englert, MD
Director of Deep Brain Stimulation Program Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Carolinas Medical Center
1010 Edgehill Rd North
Charlotte, NC 28207
Email: Danielle.Englert@carolinashealthcare.org
Phone: 704-446-1900 Fax: 704-446-1289

Dr. Englert is a movement disorder specialist at Carolinas Medical Center and the Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program (DBS) in Charlotte, NC.

In addition to treating patients for the past 10 years, she is also actively involved with neurologic research and has been invited to lecture at multiple professional conferences.

Dr. Englert earned her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her neurology residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she also received her fellowship training in movement disorders.

She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society.
John Floyd, Pharmacist (No Photo Available)
Hawthorne Pharmacy
West Columbia Location

2854 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia SC 29169
Phone: 803-794-7990
Email: johnf@hawthornesc.com

John graduated from USC College of Pharmacy in 1983, and began his professional career with Revco/CVS Pharmacy. That has led to 30 years of community pharmacy practice in the Columbia area. In 2012, John joined Hawthorne Pharmacy to practice pharmacy with a more personal and patient oriented approach.

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May 18, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: Open Forum

For our open forum meetings, we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers. These meetings are one of our most popular, and sometimes they get a little bit noisy because everyone wants to share!

To see a video/movie of one of our open forum meetings go to this link http://tinyurl.com/axofztj

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Open Forum Meeting September 2008


Open Forum Meeting
September 2008

May 23, 2014
SEMINAR
ANNUAL PARKINSON'S PATIENT SEMINAR
Georgia Regents Health - Neuroscience Center
Augusta, GA

http://mcghealth1.reachlocal.com/?scid=2694589&kw=15558164&pub_cr_id=29642502607

More details to come...

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014

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June 2014
NO MEETING
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NO SUPPORT GROUP MEETING IN JUNE

WE ARE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK




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See you again in July!
July 9-11, 2014
FORUM
The South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum “Where Fear and Uncertainty Meet Courage and Confidence” 

This leadership forum is designed to help youth with disabilities to further develop leadership skills that can help them face challenges to being participating members of their communities. Students who will be a junior or senior during the 2014-2015 school year or will graduate in June 2014 are eligible to apply. While there is no cost to attend, students must provide their own transportation to and from Newberry College.
 

When: July 9-11, 2014
Where:
Newberry College
Application:
http://scvrd.net/individuals/ylf.php#application
Deadline for Application: April 8, 2014

Cost: Free
 

Please contact me with any questions. Laura SpearsTransition Services Coordinator South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Phone: (803) 896-6574 Email: Lspears@scvrd.state.sc.us

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July 20, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: "Asleep DBS versus Awake DBS"

Speakers: We will be having a Panel Discussion by the following DBS experts: Dr. Istvan Takacs , and Dr. Gonzalo J. Revuelta
Dr. Takacs

Dr. Istvan Takacs M.D., Assistant Professor
Photo From Medical University of South Carolina

Wachesaw Medical Center
Suite 210 C
Murrell's Inlet South Carolina 29576


Department of Neurosciences
MUSC Neurosurgery & Spine Services
MUSC Rutledge Tower
96 Jonathan Lucas St.
301 CSB
Charleston South Carolina 29403
Office: 843-792-5650
Email: takacsi@musc.edu
Website: College of Medicine

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Dr. Revuelta

Dr. Gonzalo J. Revuelta , D.O.

Photo from MUSC

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Medical Director of
Deep Brain Stimulation Program 
About MUSC Movement Disorders Clinic

Medical University of South Carolina
326 Calhoun Street

Suite 308 / MSC 108
Charleston, SC 29425
Office Phone: (843) 792-7262

Fax (843) 792-1751


Website: http://www.muschealth.com/neurosciences
August 17, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: Parkinson’s 101 – How Do You Improve Quality of Life with P.D.?

Speaker: Dr. Priyantha Herath, M.D., Ph.D., USC Specialty Clinics, Department of Neurology

Dr. Herath will discuss strategies and tips on improving your quality of life with Parkinson’s Disease and answer as many of your questions as time permits.

Dr. Herath received his M.D. from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; and his Ph.D. from the Nobel Institute/Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. His neurology residency was completed at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Herath completed the Movement Disorders Clinical Fellowship at NINDS/NIH under Dr. Mark Hallett. His Movement Disorders Advanced Fellowship was completed at the University of Maryland under William Weiner, M.D. and Stephen Reich, M.D.

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Dr. Herath

Dr. Priyantha Herath, MD, PhD
Photo provided by Dr. Herath

September 21, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: Dementia and Difficult Behaviors

Speaker: Janet Altman of HarborChase Assisted Living, will be the facilitator with Mimi Morrill, LPN assisting.

We will be dividing into two separate discussion groups - of Patients and Caregivers/Care Partners - allowing for an intimate discussion by each group. Then we will gather back together to discuss the topic together.
Do not be concerned if the patient needs to have a caregiver - we will accommodate this need.




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Janet Altman

Janet B. Altman, Director of Sales
HarborChase Assisted Living
120 Fairforest Road
Columbia SC  29212
Phone: 803-781-2243
Mobile: 803-394-2388
Fax: 803-781-8127 
E-mail: jaltman@hraonline.net
www.harborchase.com

October 19, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: LSVT - Lee Silverman Voice Training -

Speaker: Jennifer Malones, MSP, CCC-SLP

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment - LOUD (LSVT LOUD) is one of the most widely practiced treatment for speech disorders associated with Parkinson's disease (PD).

Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist with 13 years of experience. She received a bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Motor Development from the University of South Carolina in 1999. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a masters degree in Speech Pathology in 2001.

Jennifer's experience includes inpatient, outpatient, and subacute rehabilitation. She has worked with the adult population at Life Care Center of Columbia since 2005. She has been a certified provider for the Lee Silverman Voice Training program for Parkinson's disease since 2011.

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Jennifor Melonas

Jennifer Malones, MSP, CCC-SLP
Life Care Center of Columbia
2514 Faraway Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 865-1999
Email: jmelonas1@gmail.com
http://www.lcca.com/241/
November 15, 2014
SYMPOSIUM
Victory Summit Logo

Save the November 15th date & make your plans to attend! This is one Parkinson's event you do not want to miss!

The Davis Phinney Victory Summitt is coming to Greenville, SC the weekend of November 15th, 2014!

On Saturday, November 15, 2014,  join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our South Carolina partners for the centerpiece event of the weekend: The Victory Summit® symposium. This national educational event is a moving day of information and inspiration, featuring dynamic presentations from leading movement disorder neurologists and therapists from across the country. It’s an upbeat, fast-paced event of community and connection, filled with laughter and conversation. You will leave feeling motivated and armed with tools to help you be more involved in your own treatment and to improve your quality of life. As one attendee said, “I left this event with the knowledge and hope of how to live well with my Parkinson’s.”

Click below for information and registration
http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/victory-summit/upcoming-victory-summits/victory-summit-upstate-sc/

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The Victory Summit® symposia series focuses on the things people living with Parkinson’s disease can do today to improve the quality of their lives – from learning about the latest research and treatment options to participating in demonstrations of yoga, speech therapy, exercise programs, and other activities. Featuring nationally recognized researchers, clinicians and physical therapists in movement disorders field, The Victory Summit symposia deliver up-to-date information and practical tools that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today.

Featuring nationally recognized researchers, clinicians and physical therapists in movement disorders field, The Victory Summit® symposia deliver up-to-date information and practical tools that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today. The Victory Summit is free for people with Parkinson’s, their family and care partners, but you must register to attend. Click the buttons for more information or to register for upcoming events.

For more information about what a Davis Phinney Victory Summit is all about - click on this link below


http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/victory-summit/
November 16, 2014
MEETING
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Topic: Are You Confused About Medicare?

Speaker: Matthew Miller with Futurity First Insurance Group

Matthew will be providing information on helping you to understand the new 2014 Medicare changes.


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Matthew Miller
1180 Columbia Avenue, Suite 203
Irmo, SC 29063
Office: 803-708-4731  Cell: 803-546-0377
matthewmiller@ffig.com
December 21, 2013
MEETING
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Join Us For Our Annual Christmas / Holiday Party

Entertainment and Refreshments will be provided - Just bring yourself and your guests!

To see video and photos of the 2012 party click on this link.

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Cartoon of Frosty the Snowman
Happy Holidays!


What is a PODCAST? A podcast is a series of digital media files, either audio or video, that is released and downloaded through web syndication. The mode of delivery is what differentiates podcasts from other ways of accessing media files over the Internet. New files can thus be downloaded automatically by the podcatcher and stored locally on the user's computer or other device for offline use, giving simpler access to content. Like the term broadcast, podcast can refer either to an ongoing series or episodes of a particular program.

What is a WEBCAST? A webcast is a media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet.

What is a WEBINAR? A webinar is a specific type of web conference. It is typically one-way, from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction, such as in a webcast. A webinar can be collaborative, and include polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter.

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