Bradenton, FL – Neuro Challenge Foundation’s 5th Annual Parkinson’s Expo will be held at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on March 26, 2022. The Parkinson’s Expo will feature nationally renowned presentations from medical experts on treatment options, the latest in research, managing the non-motor aspects of the disease, and more. The Expo is FREE to attend but registration is required at www.ParkinsonsExpo.org.
“We are excited to bring the Parkinson’s community together in a way they feel most comfortable to attend. Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s feels strongly that we need to empower people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers through high quality education programs and the Parkinson’s Expo is sure to please with this year’s educational presentation.” explains CEO Dr. Sara Grivetti. “Offering the conference in a hybrid format, both virtual and in person, ensures that we are inclusive of all who want to attend. Plus, it allows us to not only have a local impact, we can also reach a global audience using the virtual platform, making the Parkinson’s Expo the largest conference of its kind in the nation.”
Presenters and Session Topics include:
” Psychological and Cognitive Aspects of PD, Including Psychosis”
London Butterfield, PhD – Licensed Psychologist, BayCare Medical Group
“The Gut-Brain Connection and Importance of Microbiomes in Detecting and Slowing the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease”
Malú Gámez Tansey, PhD – Norman and Susan Fixel Chair in Neuroscience and Neurology, Co-Director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Investigator at the Evelyn F. and William L McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida
“The Roles of Positive Psychology and Meaning In Life for People to Mitigate Apathy”
Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC – Assistant Professor, College of Health and Public Service, University of North Texas
“Gene Therapy Technology and Approaches in Parkinson’s Disease”
Amber Van Laar, MD – Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc.
“Parkinson’s Stages and Knowing the Signs that Advance
Ramon L Rodriguez, MD, FAAN – Medical Director, Neurology One, Principal Investigator, N1 Research, LLC, Professor of Neurology, UCF College of Medicine
“Managing Off Times in Parkinson’s Disease”
Sponsored by Supernus Pharmaceuticals
Salima Brillman, MD- Board Certified Neurologist, Fellowship Trained in Movement Disorders
The Expo is free and open to people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, allied healthcare professionals and the public, the 2022 Parkinson’s EXPO will take place on Saturday, March 26th, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. Boxed lunch, coffee and water will be provided at no charge. Registration is required.
Reserve your place at ParkinsonsExpo.org; call (941) 926-6413 for more information. All in-person participants will receive a free “Swag Bag” with educational materials, giveaways, and resources.
About Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s:
Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers today. Neuro Challenge provides individualized Care Advising and monthly virtual and community-based education, therapeutic and support programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Highlands, Marion and Charlotte counties and beyond. All Neuro Challenge essential services and programs are offered at no cost to people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. For more information visit www.NeuroChallenge.org. 722 Apex Road, Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34240 • 941-926-6413 • www.neurochallenge.org