Featuring Women’s Parkinson’s Project

Tomorrow, the US celebrates Women’s Equality Day, but there is still a lot of work to do make this a reality both in the States and globally.

Join us for a chat with the incredible founders of Women’s Parkinson’s Project. The brainchild of Richelle Flanagan, Kat Hill, and Sree Sripathy, WPP was created to help amplify the voices of women everywhere — to demand better treatment and research for women living with PD.

About our speakers:

Richelle is a CORU state registered dietitian who has been practicing Dietitian for 18 years. She was president and CEO of the of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), the professional body for Dietitians in Ireland. She noticed her own Parkinson’s Disease (PD) symptoms when she was 3 months pregnant with the daughter. She has since become an ambassador for the World Parkinson Congress in Barcelona, 2023 and a committee member of the Dublin branch of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. She is particularly passionate about the unmet needs of women with PD.  Richelle is the co-founder and cEO of a start-up, My Moves Matter www.mymovesmatter.com, a digital health app to the meet the specific needs of women living with PD.

Kat was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease after delivering over 800 babies in her career as a Nurse Practitioner and Midwife. After ending her practice, she has learned to build a life based on the principles of gratitude and joy, not only for peace of mind but also as a fundamental building block in how to live life.  She has spoken around the world on behalf of the World Parkinson Congress and is an ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation. She recently published her first book, titled “Being Well”, https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/2270214/kat-hill/, and has a podcast called PD Lemonade, https://www.kathill.org

Sree first noticed motor systems when her left arm stopped moving during an evening walk. She was quickly diagnosed thereafter with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. After attending the 2019 World Parkinson Congress she became committed to Parkinson’s Disease advocacy, particularly the voices of women with PD. Sree is a photographer, writer and FT photojournalist based in California who writes of her experiences at https://www.studiosree.com.  Sree is an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation, and a coordinator for the 2023 World Parkinson Congress Buddies Program.

This event is part of PCLA’s “Let’s Talk Parkinson’s” series of live online events. Special thanks to our program sponsors Abbott, Boston Scientific, Kyowa Kirin, Medtronic, and Supernus for making this series possible. Medtronic supports the scientific exchange of the Let’s Talk series but is not involved in selecting the speaker or the content and does not control whether the materials conform to FDA approved or cleared indications for pertinent Medtronic therapies. Learn more about PCLA at www.pcla.org.



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