The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.

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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. 

This year's program was as follows. We thank our generous sponsors. 

June 2nd

PARKINSON'S MEDICATIONS: PROCESS AND PROGRESS
presented by Raja Mehanna, MD and David Freilich, PhD

Overview:
This presentation will address and explain the prescription drug development process from discovery through clinical trials to FDA approval. Additional information about generics and insurance coverage will also be discussed. This session will also explore Parkinson's treatments that are currently in the pipeline highlighting new therapies targeting disease progression, motor symptoms and non motor symptoms. 

Movement lab featuring Express Stretch with Analee Garcia

 

July 14th 

PROMOTE BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS
presented by Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

Overview: 
This session will review the three systems of balance: vestibular, vision, and proprioception. This presentation will explain how each system works alone and together to keep balance and participants will learn and practice how to keep each system strong. Additionally, this session will review fall risks in the home and community and will explore ways to modify homes to make them more safe. 

Movement lab featuring Music Therapy with Maryanna Sokol, MT-BC

 

August 4th

PARKINSON'S AND THE PROMISE OF GENETICS
presented by Josh M. Shulman, MD, PhD

Overview:
As science and technology advance so does the depth of our understanding of the role that genetics plays in Parkinson’s disease. Over the past 16 years research in genetics has formed the basis of new discoveries related to how Parkinson’s affects various individuals and increasingly has the potential to lead to new treatments. This session will focus on these accomplishments and describe the possibilities for individualized therapies for persons with PD.

Movement lab featuring Gyrokinesis with Carol Meyer

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