VIRTUAL - 8th Annual Parkinson's Symposium

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8th Annual Parkinson's Symposium - Presented by The Cole Center for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders

Friday, October 6, 2023

9:00 AM (EST) - 2:30 PM (EST)

Parkinson’s Overview

Shadi Barbu, MD

Movement Disorders Specialist

DBS Medical Director, The Cole Center

UT Medical Center


Functional Neurosurgery for Parkinson’s Disease

Carter Gerard, MD

Functional Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgical Associates

UT Medical Center


Non-Medication Treatment Options

Luis Zayas, MD, PT

Movement Disorders Specialist

Outreach Medical Director, The Cole Center

UT Medical Center


The Future of Parkinson’s Care: What’s in the Research Pipeline?

Christopher Tolleson, MD, MPH

Movement Disorders Specialist

Medical Director, The Cole Center

UT Medical Center


Keynote Presentation                                                                                                                                Parkinson’s is not a Disease but Many: Splitting Over Lumping is Key to Finding Cures

Alberto Espay, MD, MSc, FAAN, FANA

Movement Disorders Specialist

Professor and Endowed Chair – James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Cincinnati

President-Elect of the Pan-American Section of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society


PD Hacks and Adjusting to Life - Roundtable Panel Discussion

2:30 PM - Final Remarks & Conclusion




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Free Event