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December 2008 Meeting




Hosted by the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group

Birthday Cake

April 11 this year is the 200th Anniversary of when Dr James Parkinson first published his essay describing ‘The Shaking Palsy’ – the condition we now know as Parkinson’s. We want people to come together and really understand that this was an important moment. It has now been around 50 years since any ‘new’ medication was developed. What we need is more funding to make a breakthrough in curing Parkinson's. We also need more awareness and education about Parkinson's disease.

Click here for more information about Dr. James Parkinson's

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (See Symposium Schedule Below For Details)

Location: The Lourie Center - 1650 Park Circle - Columbia, SC 29201

Click Here For A Map To The Lourie Center -- 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

Due to limited Handicapped Parking, we are asking those who can to please use the "lower parking lot" to allow others with more limited walking abilities to park in the "upper lot".

Welcome Table

Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and visit vendor tables.
NOTE: This special symposium will be in place of our regular monthly meeting on April 23, 2017
Registrations Are Now Closed
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Symposium Schedule
11:00 am Registration & Pick-Up Refreshments - You Also Have An Opportunity To Visit Our Vendors & Resources Tables
Please Be Seated By Noon For The Start Of The Symposiuml Discussion
Noon - 1:00 pm Welcome To Symposium, Introduction Of Panel Members, & Start of Open Forum
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Break -and- An Opportunity To Visit Vendors & Resources Tables
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Continuation Of The Symposium & Conclusion
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COST --- While The Cost For This Special Event Is FREE -- A $5 donation per person would be much appreciated to help defray the cost of hosting this event. Donations can be made when you check-in at the symposium or using the
PayPal Button below.
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Meet Our Guest Panel Members

Dr. Pornpimol (“Becky”) Anprasertporn, M.D.

Dr Anprasertporn

Pornpimol (“Becky”) Anprasertporn, M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of South Carolina Department of Neurology and practices at University Specialty Clinics, Columbia, SC. She earned her MD from Mahidol University, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Her residency in neurology and psychiatry was at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and she completed fellowship training in movement disorders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Anprasertporn has authored or co-authored many abstracts and publications in neurology and movement disorders, many of which focus on deep brain stimulation therapy.

Dr. Danielle E. Englert, M.D.

Dr. Englert
Danielle E. Englert, M.D. is Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at the Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. She earned her medical degree at the University of South Dakota and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina in Neurology. Dr. Englert completed her fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of North Carolina. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Englert is actively involved with neurological research and has been invited to lecture at numerous professional conferences. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society. Dr. Englert is a leader in the field of movement disorders and Parkinson’s Disease, with a special interest in Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr Nathan Rowland

Dr. Nathan Rowland
Dr Rowland is a new neurosurgeon at MUSC who does DBS as well as spine procedures. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at University of California, San Francisco. He pursued additional fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. His clinical interests include Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, as well as psychiatric disorders such as treatment resistant depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anorexia. Additionally, he is interested in degenerative spinal disorders, neuro-trauma and neuro-oncology. Dr. Rowland sees patients both at the downtown MUSC campus as well as several clinics in the greater Charleston area. Dr. Rowland has a strong research interest in brain circuit disorders amenable to deep brain stimulation and other advanced neuromodulation techniques. In addition to his Ph.D. training, he has experience in conducting translational research projects focused on patients with movement and psychiatric disorders.
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OUR SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS - Please take time to "THANK" our SPONSORS, whose sponsorship helped to make this FREE event possible.
OUR SYMPOSIUM GOLD CORPORATE SPONSOR - Thank you to our GOLD Sponsor for helping to make this event possible through your support and generosity. You have helped to make this event free of charge to all attendees!

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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."


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."

Email: marketing@lhomes.org

300 Ministry Drive
Irmo, SC 29063
OUR SYMPOSIUM SILVER CORPORATE SPONSOR - Thank you to our SILVER Sponsor for helping to make this event possible through your support and generosity. 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
OUR SYMPOSIUM BRONZE CORPORATE SPONSORS - Thank you to our BRONZE Sponsors for helping to make this event possible through your support and generosity. You have helped to make this event free of charge to all attendees!
Simply Thick Simply Thick - Simply Different, Simply Better

SimplyThick manufactures and distributes a thickening gel for food and beverages designed to enhance life quality for people with swallowing disorders. Our gel is xanthan gum-based, and it provides a far superior outcome for end-users than the only other thickening option in the marketplace which is modified cornstarch. Parkinson’s victims often have swallowing issues which require thickened beverages and sometimes pureed foods.


Email: info@simplythick.com

SimplyThick, LLC
Attn: Customer Service
200 South Hanley Road, Suite 1102
St. Louis, MO 63105-0010

Orders & Customer Service (Available 24 / 7 / 365)
Phone: (800) 205-7115
Leeza"s Care Connection

Leeza's Care Connection

At Leeza’s Care Connection, we are a supportive hug, a safe place to cry, a room for worry and a community of care.  We are a family who gets that being a caregiver can be both a burden and a blessing. But more than that, we are a team of people who have been there. We can hold your hand and help you find answers. We help you summon your strength and call on your courage for the difficult path you must walk NOW as you become resourceful with your “new normal” way of life caring for someone you love.

Leeza’s Care Connection
at the Michael J. and Mary Meech Mungo Home
201 St. Andrews Rd. = Columbia, SC 29210
(corner of St. Andrews Rd. & Tram Rd.)
tel: 803.888.7525

Marti Colucci - Managing Director marti@leezascareconnection.org

HOURS: Monday – Friday --- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GENERAL: All programs are free of charge and are held on site unless otherwise noted.

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