HAPS provides numerous programs thoughout the year to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease. Some programs are intented for specific audiences and others are open to anyone interested in attending and learning more. See more information below...
Houston Area Parkinson Society invites caregivers to attend this special, full-day educational event designed exclusively for those caring for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This program will offer participants helpful, practical information that is important to understanding and managing care of someone with PD; learn new skills; and discover local resources while providing an environment where caregivers can connect with others to learn together and learn from each other. This year's program will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
This event is a free conference for caregivers only. Most sessions will be recorded and archived on the HAPS website for those who cannot attend.
Breakfast, lunch and educational materials are included. Stayed tuned, more information will be posted soon.
SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
The 8th Annual Summer Lecture Series has wrapped up. Started in 2011, this series, held during the months of June, July and August, provides participants an opportunity to take a break from the heat and hear experts present on topics relevant to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. This year's sessions were held Saturday, June 2nd, July 14th, and August 4th.
If you were unable to attend this year's programs and would like copies of the information presented, please contact the HAPS office and we can send you the information.
Stay tuned for more details about the 2019 Summer Lecture Series.
BIENNIAL EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Biennially, HAPS offers a full-day symposium, featuring local and national experts in the field of Parkinson's who are familiar with the latest in Parkinson's research, treatment and disease management strategies and is presented at no charge to attendees.
PD 101 - NEWLY DIAGNOSED EDUCATION PROGRAM
Houston Area Parkinson Society offers an educational program developed specifically for those who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The four-hour program is designed as a "Parkinson's 101" course for individuals who have been diagnosed within the past three years and their family members or friends who want to learn more about the disease.
Nina Brown has been a tireless advocate for the Parkinson's community and for medical research since she was first diagnosed in 1985. For about 15 years, Nina has served on the HAPS Board of Advisors as well as the Board of Directors as a member of the Executive Board as vice president and secretary, and as editor of HAPS monthly newsletter.
HAPS strongly supports research relevant to the study of the cause(s) and treatment of Parkinson's disease with the hope that the cure will be found in the very near future.
HAPS understands that many individuals with Parkinson's disease and their family members in our community are interested in the current research and clinical trials being done in the field of Parkinson's disease.