Join PCLA for our 6th Annual “Life Beyond the Basics” via Zoom® PCLA’s renowned Medical Advisory Board presents leading-edge strategies that can make living with Parkinson’s better.
9 am: Welcome
Patrick LoSasso, President, Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles
9:05 am: Gut Microbiome and Parkinson’s
Wael El-Nachef, MD, PhD Physician-Scientist (Gastroenterology), UCLA
9:35 am: The Latest Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation
Xenos Mason, MD Movement Disorders Neurologist, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, University of Southern California
10:05 am: Under the Radar Parkinson’s Symptoms You Should Know
Nicholas Szumski, MD Movement Disorders Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
10:35 am: The Latest Research On Parkinson’s and Insulin Resistance
Michele Tagliati, MD, FAAN Director, Movement Disorders Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
11:05 am: Break
11:10 am: Movement session with Trent MacLean and Maureen McComsey from Ping Pong for Good
11:30 am: Living As A Woman with Parkinson’s
Adrienne Keener, MD Movement Disorders Specialist, UCLA and West Los Angeles VA PADRECC (Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center)
12 pm: Navigating Communication Issues with Parkinson’s
Melita Petrossian, MD Neurologist, Movement Disorders Specialist, Director, Pacific Movement Disorders Center (Providence Saint John’s, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance)
12:30 pm: Exploring Intimacy with Parkinson’s
Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN Board Certified Neuropsychologist; Chief, Psychology & Neuropsychology, Director of Clinical Training in Neuropsychology, (Cedars Sinai, Cal Rehab)
1 pm: Closing
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Understanding Gut Microbiome and Parkinson’s
Presenter: Dr. Wael El-Nachef, Cedars Sinai gastroenterologist specializing in gastrointestinal manifestations of Parkinson’s disease.
Living As A Woman with Parkinson’s
Presenter: Dr. Adrienne Keener Board-certified neurologist and Movement Disorders specialist at UCLA and the West Los Angeles VA PADRECC (Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center).
The Latest on Treating PD with DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)
Presenter: Dr. Xenos Mason Movement Disorders Neurologist and Assistant Professor of neurological surgery and neurology at the University of Southern California.
Ping Pong For Parkinson’s
Presenter: Ping Pong For Good Exercise for Parkinson’s Movement Break. You’ll get up and move with fun Parkinson’s specific exercises. **Come prepared for this interactive session with a paddle and ball (or anything resembling these items; ie. a lemon and tough piece of cardboard)
How to Navigate Communication Issues Caused by Non-Motor Symptoms
Presenter: Dr. Milita Petrossian Fellowship-trained neurologist and movement disorders specialist and Director of the Pacific Movement Disorders Center located at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.
Under the Radar Parkinson’s Symptoms You Should Know
Presenter: Dr. Nicholas Szumski Fellowship-trained Movement Disorders specialist within the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.
The Latest Research On Parkinson’s and Insulin Resistance
Presenter: Dr. Michele Tagliati Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai, where he is Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology.
Exploring Intimacy with Parkinson’s
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey C. Wertheimer Chief of Psychology and Neuropsychology, and the Director of Clinical Training in Neuropsychology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) and the California
This event is sponsored by: Acadia and Medtronic
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