Started in 2011, the Summer Lecture Series, held during the months of June, July, and August provide participants with an opportunity to take a break from the heat and hear experts present on topics relevant to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. Previous sessions have included: Therapeutic Arts, What's New in Parkinson's Research, Nutritional Tips, Cognition and Parkinson's, Depression and Anxiety, Speech and Swallowing, The Gut Microbiome and more...
Immediately following each educational session is a movement lab featuring a different exercise discipline. The movement lab portion offers the opportunity to get moving and try something new such as dance, tai chi, yoga, or music therapy. As always, these events are free of charge, but only take place in the summer. This year's Summer Lecture Series will remain virtual, so join us from home! Registration is now open. Each person should register separately. Please click the session(s) you want to attend to register.
This year's program was as follows. We thank our generous sponsors.
SLEEP ISSUES COMMON IN PARKINSON'S
presented by Jaskaren Dhillon, MD
click here to download the program for the June session
YOGA MOVEMENT LAB - presented by Rita Upadhyaya
ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE
presented by Angela Roberts, MA-SLP, PhD
DRUMMING MOVEMENT LAB - presented by Katelyn Blankenburg, MT-BC, NMT
click here to download the program for the July session
UNDERSTANDING PARKINSON'S GENETICS
presented by Josh Shulman, MD
FULL-BODY MOVEMENT LAB - presented by Jeffrey Wu, PT, DPT
click here to download the program for the August session
Interested in what was presented last year? Check out our YouTube channel for archived videos or click the links below for the event programs and presentations:
Changes in Speech, Swallowing and Voice presented by Desiree Thomas, MD, Danielle Devour, MA-CC, SLP and Megan Joseph, ME-CCC, SLP - Click here to download the program and speaker handouts.
Orthostatic Hypotension presented by Olga Waln, MD - Click here to download the program and speaker handouts
The Gut Microbiome presented by Herbert Dupont, MD - Click here to download the program and speaker handouts.