Pre-Congress Program - Tuesday, Sept 20
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Ticket Required to attend

Only available to Full Congress registrants.

Pre-Congress Course 1 
Fundamentals of PD: The journey - SOLD OUT
8:45AM to 4:30PM


Target Audience: Non-clinicians, people with Parkinson's, others

GoalExpose participants to key topics that will be elaborated on in the main program. Highlight the positive things happening with Parkinson’s research, treatment options and care, so delegates will leave hopeful about their Parkinson’s journey. Introduce participants to the world of clinical trials, the idea of self-care, and how to build effective care team for oneself.


Morning EMCEE: Peter Fletcher (UK)

8:50 AM - Welcome and introduction to goals and overall course

Speaker: Tom Isaacs (UK)

9:00 – 10:10 AM Clinical features of Parkinson’s disease

Speaker: Tony Lang (Canada)


10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee break


10:30 – 11:40 AM Treatments – Overview, opening people’s eyes to what’s available and what’s on the horizon

Talk #1:  Medical & Surgical, the old and the new
Speaker:  Peter LeWitt (USA)
Talk #2: Therapies, Personalized medicine, Genetic testing and its impact on treatment
Speaker: Joseph Friedman (USA)


11:45- 11:55 AM –  Stretch break with Pamela Quinn (USA)

11:55 – 12:30 PM - Nutrition

Speaker: Heather Zwickey (USA)


12:30 – 1:20PM - LUNCH


Afternoon EMCEE: Bob Kuhn (Canada)


1:20 PM – 2:30 PM   So you want new treatments? How are you helping bring new treatments to the pharmacy? Or are you waiting for someone else to do the work?

Co-moderators: Patricia Davies (USA) & Michael Schwarzschild (USA)

Panelists: Ronnie Todaro (USA), Claire Stephensen (UK), Richard Windle (UK), Sohini Chowdhury (USA), Israel Robledo (USA)


2:30 PM – 2:40 PM –  Stretch break with Pamela Quinn (USA)


2:40PM – 2:55PM   How can SELF-care impact your Parkinson’s?

Speaker: Bob Kuhn (Canada)


2:55PM – 4:20PM

How to pick a good healthcare team and why it’s so important to ask the right questions
   Co-Moderators:  Dilys Parker (New Zealand) & Peter Fletcher (UK)

   Mov. Dis. Specialist – Sotirios Parashos (USA)
   PT – Terry Ellis (USA)
   OT – Erin Foster (USA) 
   RN – Julie Carter (USA)
   Speech – Cynthia Fox (USA)
   Social Worker – Lissa Kapust (USA)
   Person with Parkinson’s – Soania Mathur (Canada)

4:20PM – 4:30PM – Wrap Up & How to get the most out of the WPC

Speaker:  Alice Templin (Canada)


Opening Ceremony
Doors open at 6 PM
Ceremony starts at 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception
7:45 PM - 10PM

Pre-Congress Course 2:
Interdisciplinary Care and Patient-Centered Care for Parkinson's Disease - SOLD OUT
9AM to 5:10PM

Target Audience: Members of inter & multidisciplinary teams (including neurologists, Parkinson nurse specialists, allied health professionals), health professionals interested in interdisciplinary care models


Goal: The aim of this pre-congress course is to provide a forum for discussion of why interdisciplinary teams are the ideal model of care for people living with Parkinson’s 


9:00 - 9:20 AM - Welcome and Introduction to Why Do We Want Interdisciplinary Care?
Speakers: Bastiaan Bloem (The Netherlands) & Michael Okun (USA)


9:25 - 9:40 AM - The role of the patient within the team: One patient's vision
Speaker: Hans Holtslag (The Netherlands)


9:45 - 11:00 AM - The New Kids on the Block: Why you need me on your Parkinson's team!
Gastroenterologist: Sarah Diamond (USA)
Neurologist: Suketu M. Khandhar (USA)
Neuro-ophthamologist: Dan Gold (USA)
Dentist: Jane Busch (USA)


11:00 - 11:30 AM - Coffee Break


11:30 - 12:00 PM - Music as a Therapy
Speaker: Matthew Ford (USA)


12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch


1:00 - 3:00 PM - Interdisciplinary Care in Real Practice: Case Studies on best care delivery for patients
Parkinson nurse specialist: Lucie Lachance (Canada)
Neurologist: Suketu M. Khandhar (USA)
GI Expert: Sarah Diamond (USA)
Physiotherapist: Sue Lord (UK)
Occupational therapist: Linda Tickle-Degnen (USA)
Speech Therapist: Hanneke Kalf (The Netherlands)
Psychiatry: Daniel Weintraub (USA)
Social worker: Elaine Book (Canada)
Sexologist: Paul Rabsztyn (The Netherlands)
Dentist: Jane Busch (USA)
Neuro-Ophthamologist: Dan Gold (USA)


3:00 - 3:30 PM - Coffee break


3:30 - 4:10 PM - Scientific Basis and Future Perspectives of Interdisciplinary Care
Talk #1: Collaborative Care Models: What's the evidence?
Speaker: Marjolein van der Marck (The Netherlands)

Talk #2: New Approaches Towards Patient Centeredness
Speaker: Bastiaan Bloem (The Netherlands)


4:15 - 5:00 PM - Evidence for Mono-Disciplinary Care: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
PT: Lynn Rochester (UK) 
SLP: Hanneke Kalfe (Netherlands) 
OT: Linda Tickle-Degnen (USA)

5:00 - 5:10 PM - Wrap Up
Speaker: Michael Okun (USA)


Opening Ceremony
Doors open at 6 PM
Ceremony starts at 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception
7:45 PM - 10PM




Pre-Congress Course 3
Scientific & Clinical Research Advances - SOLD OUT
8:45 AM to 5:45 PM


8:45 AM - 9:45 AM - To scan or not to scan, that is the question

Moderator: Stuart Isaacson (USA)

Talk #1: My doctor told me I had a progressive brain disease by examining me for two minutes and watching me walk down the hall!
SpeakerLisa Cox (USA)

Talk #2: To be, or not to be correct when diagnosing Parkinson’s: Can a scan make a doctor more definite about his diagnosis?
Speaker: Angelo Antonini (Italy)

Talk #3: Measuring PD progression in PPMI
Speaker: Danna Jennings (USA)

Learning Objectives
To explain the impact of a Parkinson's diagnosis on a patient and how a scan may or may not alleviate the stress of a diagnosis; 2. Outline what a movement disorder specialist needs to know regarding DaTscan interpretation and what questions patients should ask about this scan; 3. Details emerging data from PPMI on phenoconverters from genetic/prodromal arms and implications for clinical trials.

Supported through unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare, Life Sciences


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM - Coffee break


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM  -  Dizziness and PD: Walking does not matter, if you cannot stand

Moderator: Mark Stacy (USA)

Talk #1: Non-motor autonomic problems of PD: What's their impact?
Speaker: K. Ray Chaudhuri (UK)

Talk #2: Dizziness and PD: What is it all about and how does my doctor help me address it?
Lucien Burke (USA)

Talk #3: Strategies for blood pressure control of NOH in Parkinson's
Horacio Kaufmann (USA)

Learning Objectives
Explain the impact on daily living that orthostatic hypotension has on people with Parkinson's; 2. Describe the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension; 3. Details non-pharma and pharma treatment options for people with Parkinson's experiencing NOH.

Supported through unrestricted grant from Lundbeck LLC


11:15 AM - 12:30 PM  Lunch

12:30PM – 1:45PMDyskinesia – an ever moving story

Moderator: Susan Fox (Canada)

Talk #1:  The day to day reality of living with dyskinesia 
Speaker: Tom Isaacs (UK)

Talk #2:  Clinical Forms of Dyskinesia
Speaker: Un Kang (USA)

Talk #3: Dyskinesia: How do we treat this unmet need now and in the future?
Speaker: Rajesh Pahwa (USA)

Learning Objectives
1. Explain what LID is and how it begins; 2. Describe options for treating dyskinesia and how treatment will impact QoL of PwP; 3. Detail the challenges, fears, and solutions people with PD have when dealing with dyskinesia.

Supported through unrestricted educational grant from Adamas Pharmaceuticals

2:00 PM - 3:15 PMChanging how care is delivered: A success the Parkinson's community can take pride in

Moderator: James Beck (USA) 

Talk #1: Nursing Education: Innovations to improve PD care  
Speaker: Gwyn Vernon (USA)

Talk #2: PD Outcomes    
Speaker: Peter Schmidt (USA)

Talk #3: Adopting evidence-based practices in the development of a new care ecosystem  
Speaker: Alessandro DiRocco (USA)
Learning Objectives
1. Detail how academic medical centers can participate in the creation of new evidence-based practices; 2. Identify three challenges in adoption of new evidence-based clinical practices; 3. Explain how the patient advocacy community partners with academic medicine to drive adoption of new evidence-based practices.
Supported through unrestricted educational grant from the National Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.



3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Coffee break   




3:45 PM – 5:45 PM  - Perspectives on Psychosis in Parkinson’s Disease

Moderator: Mark Stacy (USA) 

Talk #1: Introduction: The Patient Experience
Speaker: Rebecca Miller (USA) 

Talk #2: Recent developments in our understanding of Parkinson’s psychosis
Speaker:  Daniel Weintraub (USA)

Talk #3: History of psychosis and hallucination in PD: A look at the writings of Oliver Sacks
Speaker: Stanley Fahn (USA) 

Talk #4: Modern treatment for psychosis today
Speaker: Stuart Isaacson (USA) 

Learning Objectives
1. Define psychosis and how it differs from delusions and hallucinations; 2. Explain current treatment options; 3. Describe importance of having families address this and prepare for it at the home.

Supported through unrestricted educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals


Opening Ceremony
Doors open at 6 PM
Ceremony starts at 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception  (7:45 PM - 10PM)
Supported by St. Jude Medical




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