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...
Started in 2011, the HAPS Summer Lecture Series, held on a Friday 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 will be held in June and July with the big HAPS Symposium taking place in August.
HAPS offers a full-day symposium, bienially, 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.
This full-day educational conference is designed exclusively for caregivers. Participants have the opportunity to learn practical aspects of helping loved ones deal with everyday living and are provided with information to assist with managing the challenges of caring for an individual with Parkinson's. The Caregiver Conference is now presented on a biennial basis and will be held in 2018. Check back for more details on the next event.
Houston Area Parkinson Society offers a quarterly 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.
PD SELF (Self-Efficacy Learning Forum) is a national pilot program of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation that offers an innovative approach to Parkinson’s disease management. It is based on the psychosocial theory of self-efficacy which is the confidence a person has in his or her ability to influence an outcome or be successful in achieving a result.
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.