PCLA presents a free online Parkinson’s conference
Life Beyond The Basics
PARKINSON’S: LIFE BEYOND THE BASICS
PCLA’s annual Parkinson’s education conference is being held virtually this year! Join us to learn about the latest in Parkinson’s research and medications, sleep and exercise, hallucinations and delusions in PD, and cognitive changes in Parkinson’s. This year’s presenters are all members of PCLA’s Medical Advisory Board.
Thanks to our incredible sponsors
Clinical Psychologist Arik C. Johnson, PsyD (Huntington’s Disease Society of America) on cognitive changes in Parkinson’s
Movement Disorders Specialist Adrienne Keener, MD (UCLA) on advances in Parkinson’s medications
Movement Break: Yoga with Kathleen Ross-Allee, certified yoga therapist and fitness trainer from ‘Leen Bodies Yoga
Movement Disorders Specialist Xenos Mason, MD (USC) on sleep, exercise, and Parkinson’s
Movement Disorders Specialist Nicholas Szumski, MD (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) on hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s
Movement Disorders Specialist Michele Tagliati, MD, FAAN (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) on the latest in Parkinson’s research
Meet the Speakers
Arik C. Johnson, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, who has worked with neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease for many years. Dr. Johnson recently joined the Huntington’s Disease Society of America as the Chief Mission Officer.
Adrienne Keener, MD
Movement Disorders Specialist, UCLA and West Los Angeles VA PADRECC (Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center)
Dr. Keener participates in clinical research and patient care, and is interested in interdisciplinary treatment approaches for movement disorders, including DBS, botulinum toxin injection, and rehabilitation therapies.
Xenos Mason, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, University of Southern California
Dr. Mason’s clinical and research interests are in the use and development of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for movement disorders.
Nicholas Szumski, MD
Movement Disorders Specialist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
As Medical Advisory Chair for PCLA, Dr. Szumski advises PCLA on current medical issues which affect those living with Parkinson’s.
Michele Tagliati, MD, FAAN
Director, Movement Disorders Program & Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Tagliati pioneered the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s. His current research is focused on non-motor and non-dopamine related mechanisms in further understanding the physiology of Parkinson’s. As Clinical Research Advisor for PCLA, Dr. Tagliati provides consultation on the most current research available.