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2015 PARKINSON'S AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM: "PARKINSON'S AND YOU"

A FREE Symposium Hosted by the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group

"Parkinson's and You" is a symposium for patients and families living with Parkinson's Disease.

Our goal is to have attendees leave with many more "tools in their tool kit" than they arrived with. We want to provide more in-depth Parkinson's patient and care partner education than we normally can during our monthly support group meetings. We will focus on the following topics:

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
Developing A Good Relationship With Your Doctor
"Parkinson's 101" For Newly Diagnosed Patients
Remaining Social While Living With Parkinson's Disease
"The Astronaut's Secret" -- Rich Clifford's Story Of Parkinson's Disease
Welcome Table

Attendees will have several opportunities to visit resource tables throughout the day.
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost for Symposium is FREE -- A Free Boxed Lunch Will Be Served
Location: The Lourie Center - 1650 Park Circle - Columbia, SC 29201

Click Here For A Map -- Located near the intersection of Blossom and Pickens in Five Points, next to Maxcy Gregg Pool, adjacent to the beautiful University of South Carolina campus. Formerly the Capital Senior Center, we offer modern amenities and plenty of free parking. The Lourie Center Office: 803-779-1971
Registrations are no longer available
Presentations & Sessions Schedule As Led By Parkinson's Specialists and Invited Guest Speakers
8:30 AM Vendor Set-up
9:00 AM

Registration

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Welcome and
Keynote Presentation: "Living Well With Parkinson's Disease" presented by Dr. Virgilio H. Evidente, Neurologist and Director, Movement Disorders Center of Arizona, LLC

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break & Visit Vendor Tables
11:00 AM "Remaining Social While Living With Parkinson's Disease" -- Presented by Jenna B. Renfroe, Ph.D., Department of Neurology/Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC
12:00 Noon Lunch - Pickup Boxed Lunches
12:30 PM "The Astronaut's Secret" -- Presented by Michael Richard "Rich" Clifford (Lieutenant Colonel, USA), former NASA Astronaut, a PD patient since 1994
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Break & Visit Vendor Tables
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions:
"DBS - Fear versus Fact" (DBS = Deep Brain Stimulation) -- Presented by Dr. Erwin Z Mangubat, MD, MPH. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
"Parkinson's 101" -- Presented by Dr. Priyantha Herath, M.D., Ph.D., University of South Carolina (USC) Specialty Clinics, Department of Neurology, Columbia, SC
"Developing A Good Relationship With Your Doctor" -- Presented by Dr. John C. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology,  Movement Disorders / Parkinson's Center, Georgia Regents Health System, Augusta, GA
2:45 PM Visit Vendor Tables
3:30 PM Conclusion of Symposium
Meet Our Presenters

Rich Clifford
"The Astronaut's Secret" -- Presented by Michael Richard "Rich" Clifford (Lieutenant Colonel, USA), NASA Astronaut

Rich Clifford, is a former United States Army Officer and NASA astronaut. Rich Clifford is considered a Master Army Aviator and has logged over 3,400 hours flying in a wide variety of fixed and rotary winged aircraft. The former astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lives his advice that people with Parkinson's disease (PD) shouldn't let it "drive what (they) do." By 1994 his PD symptoms remained mild, most obviously limited to the hanging arm, so Clifford hoped to go to space again. NASA supported his decision. Not only was he selected for his third shuttle flight in March 1996, Clifford says, "I also got selected for a space walk on that flight."

Dr. Virgilio Gerald H. Evidente
"Living Well With Parkinson's Disease" -- Dr. Virgilio H. Evidente, Neurologist and Director, Movement Disorders Center of Arizona, LLC

Dr. Virgilio Gerald H. Evidente is a world-renowned Neurologist who founded the Movement Disorders Center of Arizona, MDCA.
  • Medical Licensure in Arizona since 1996.
  • More than 15 years of experience in diagnosing and treating all types of movement disorders.
  • More than 10 years of experience in deep brain stimulation (DBS), from proper screening of patients, pre-operative preparation, intra-operative brain mapping, and post-operative stimulator programming.
  • Extensive experience in movement disorders neuro-physiology.

Dr. Priyantha Herath
"Parkinson's 101" -- Dr. Priyantha Herath, M.D., Ph.D., University of South Carolina (USC) Speciality Clinics, Department of Neurology, Columbia, SC

Dr. Herath is originally from Sri Lanka. He graduated from the University of Peradeniya with Honors, and then, went on to obtain a PhD in Neuroscience from the prestigious Nobel Institute of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden. This work work was followed by an internship in Psychiatry, and a residency in Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is Board certified in Neurology. Following his residency, he was a Clinical Fellow at the National Institute of Health/NINDS, specializing in movement disorders. Dr Herath then completed an advanced Fellowship in Movement disorders at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Dr. Erwin Z. Mangubat

"DBS - Fear versus Fact" (DBS = Deep Brain Stimulation) -- Dr. Erwin Z. Mangubat, MD, MPH

Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana
Medical School: University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana
Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. John C. Morgan
"Developing A Good Relationship With Your Doctor" -- Dr. John C. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders / Parkinson's Center, Georgia Regents Health System, Augusta, GA

Dr. Morgan was Board Certified in Neurology, ABPN, January 2004. His Clinical Interests are in Parkinson's Disease and all movement disorders. John has received the following recognition - Outstanding Young Clinical Science Faculty Award, 2006 -- Virginia Neurological Society Resident Award, 2002 -- Outstanding Neurology Student Award, 1998.

Dr. Morgan's training has been as a M.D., Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA, 1998. Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA, 1999. Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1998-1999. Residency in Neurology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Department of Neurology, 1999-2002. Movement Disorders Fellow/Clinical Instructor in Neurology, University of Virginia, 2003
Dr. Jenna B. Renfroe, Ph.D.
"Remaining Social While Living With Parkinson's Disease" -- Dr. Jenna B. Renfroe, Ph.D., Department of Neurology/Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC

Dr. Jenna Renfroe is a post-doctoral scholar in neuro-psychology at MUSC.  She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Florida, where she specialized in Neuro-psychology and conducted research in Parkinson’s disease.  She completed her clinical internship training at VA Boston Healthcare System, where she specialized in neuro-psychology and inpatient rehabilitation, while conducting research in PTSD and TBI.  Areas of interest include Parkinson’s, movement disorders, and aging; disorders of emotion and motivation; psychophysiology; PTSD, TBI, and the Veteran population.
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OUR SYMPOSIUM PLATINUM CORPORATE SPONSORS - Thank you to our PLATINUM CORPORATE SPONSORS for helping to make this event possible through their generous grants. These Corporate Sponsors helped to make this event free of charge to all attendees!

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Medtronic
When Life Depends on Medical Technology

"Since pioneering the use of electrical stimulation to treat irregular heart rates in the 1950s, Medtronic has developed several more core technologies, and applied them to numerous innovative medical therapies that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world. Electrical Stimulation - Using electricity to encourage normal physiology or suppress abnormal physiology."

http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/

Teva Pharmaceuticals



In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor, "Thank You" Teva for providing our morning refreshments!
Teva Pharmaceuticals

"Improving health across the country and the globe for more than 110 years, Teva has dedicated their global presence and strength to helping patients."

"Teva is a leader in the treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders, providing an array of products including for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), for symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and for the treatment of sleep disorders."

"Teva is working every day to make quality healthcare accessible. As a manufacturer of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, Teva provides both new and innovative therapies and greater access to affordable medicines."

http://www.tevapharm.com/our_products/specialty_products/cns/

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OUR SYMPOSIUM SILVER CORPORATE SPONSOR - Thank you to our SILVER Sponsor for helping to make this event possible through your support. You have helped to make this event free of charge to all attendees!

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Right at Home - In Home Care & Assistance

"We provide a wide range of services customized to your needs. Our care scenarios will walk you through real life cases where our in-home care was the right choice. The services we provide can be classified as in home care services and special home care situations. From short term respite care to 24/7 Alzheimer's care our services are the answer."

Right at Home Columbia - 810 Dutch Square Boulevard - Suite 113 - Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-551-4004

http://www.rightathome.net/columbia-south-carolina/
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OUR SYMPOSIUM BRONZE CORPORATE SPONSORS - Thank you to our BRONZE Sponsors for helping to make this event possible through your support. You have helped to make this event free of charge to all attendees!

Hospice Care of SC
Hospice Care of South Carolina

"Hospice Care of South Carolina to make a difference, a difference in your life and every life touched by an advanced illness. For more than a decade we’ve been changing the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living, and focusing on what the end of life can be."

" As the leader in quality, compassion and innovation, Hospice Care of South Carolina wants to empower you to live more fully and more completely. Nationally recognized for our expertly trained and certified professionals, our comprehensive hospice services are available wherever you call home."

http://www.hospicecare.net/

Lutheran Homes of SC
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina

"After more than a century, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina’s ministry continues to evolve and set standards for a comprehensive continuum of care and services for older adults."

"Believing in the presence of God, the value of human life and the dignity of the individual, the mission of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. as a ministry of the church, is to promote the well-being of older adults by providing residential, health care and hospice services."

https://www.lutheranhomessc.org/


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Palmetto Health

"Our Mission -- Palmetto Health is committed to improving the physical, emotional and spiritual health of all individuals and communities we serve; to providing care with excellence and compassion; and, to working with others who share our fundamental commitment to improving the human condition."

"Palmetto Health is the region's largest, most comprehensive, locally owned, not-for-profit health care resource."

http://www.palmettohealth.org/default.cfm

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Trek PT

"Physical Therapy can mean many different things to many different people, but the true meaning of PT is simple. PT is a way to help those who find themselves limited by pain, discomfort, or difficulty moving to get their lives back."

" Movement is at the heart of everything that you love to do, and if you cannot participate to the fullest in the activities you love because of trouble with movement, Trek PT can help you get to where you want and deserve to be.
"

Email: trekphysicaltherapy@gmail.com

http://www.trekphysicaltherapy.com/
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HOW HAS THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
HELPED TO CELEBRATE PARKINSON'S AWARENESS
DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015


CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT



 
   
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