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There will be a number of educational & social events taking place outside the WPC 2016 schedule.
Below is a provisional schedule for these events. More information on each event is coming soon!

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

 LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Course - presented by LSVT Global, Inc. 
     Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
     Target Audience: Speech-language pathologists (SLP), Graduate students in SLP, SLP Assistants
     Time: Friday @ 9 AM to 5 PM; Saturday @ 8 AM to 3 PM
     Details: Click to download flyer for more details.

 

 LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course - presented by LSVT Global, Inc. 
     Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
     Target Audience: Physical and Occupational Therapists (PT/OT); Graduate students in PT or OT, PT or
     OT Assistants
     Time: Friday @ 9 AM to 5 PM; Saturday @ 8 AM to 3 PM
     Details: Click to download flyer for more details.

 


Saturday, September 17, 2016

 Sole Support Portland! - presented by Parkinson's Resources of Oregon
     Location: Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon
     Time: 12 PM to 3 PM
     Details: Click to download flyer and visit the website www.solesupport.org for all details! 
 

 

 Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy for Parkinson's Disease: The Science and Practice of
     LSVT LOUD® & LSVT BIG®
- presented by LSVT Global, Inc.
     Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
     Target Audience: People with Parkinson's Disease, family members, other professionals
     Time: 12 PM to 2 PM
     Details: Click to download flyer for more details.  

 

 The Great Salt Lick Contest 
     Location: Crossroads Art Center, Baker City, Oregon
     Time: 5 PM
     Details: http://www.whitdeschner.com/great-salt-lick-contest.html



Sunday, September 18, 2016


 Impact of Cognition on Rehab -
presented by OHSU Team PD
     Registration open NOW - click here to register 
     Target audience: allied health professionals
     Location: OHSU campus, Portland, Oregon
     Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
     Details: Click to download flyer for more details 


 Power Through Project MOB workout - presented by Brian Grant Foundation
    Location: Downtown Portland, Rose Quarter Commons (outside venue)
                   300 North Winning Way, Portland, OR 97227
    Check-in: 10:30 AM to 11 AM
    Workout: 11 AM to 12 PM
    Registration: www.mobworkout.eventbrite.com
    Questions?: katrina@briangrant.org 

  

 Quantified Self for Parkinson's Disease 
     Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
     1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232
     Time: 3 PM to 5 PM
     Details: Click here to learn more and register.


MONDAY, September 19, 2016

 

 30th Annual Symposium on the Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson Disease and      Other Movement Disorders - presented by Parkinson Study Group
     Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
     Time: 9 AM to 3 PM
     Details: Click here to download flyer for more details

 National Parkinson Foundation Caregiver Summit

     Location: Double Tree Hotel (WPC HQ hotel)

     Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
     Cost $30

     Details: www.parkinson.org/summit


 Dance for PD ® Advanced Training Workshop - presented by Mark Morris Dance Group/Dance for
     PD 
® and Dance for Parkinson's Oregon
     Location: TBD
     Time: 4 PM to 5 PM 
     Register: Click here to register.
     Details: www.danceforpd.org

 

 Parkinson's Inside Out: A Think Tank of Healthcare Professionals and Neuroscientists with
     Parkinson's

     Location: Hamilton Room, Double Tree Hotel (WPC HQ hotel)
     Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
     Details: Click here to download flyer for more details.  
     Registration required. See flyer for details.



TUESDAY, September 20, 2016

 WPC 2016 Opening Ceremony
     Location: Oregon Convention Center (OCC)
     Time: 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM 

 

 WPC 2016 Welcome Reception
     Location: OCC Exhibit Hall
     Time: 7:45 PM to 10PM



WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2016

 

 Health Professional Networking Events
     Location: Oregon Convention Center
     Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30PM 
     NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE.      

 International Support Group Facilitator Reception - presented by Parkinson's Resources of Oregon
     Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
     Location: Double Tree Hotel (HQ hotel)
     Registration: http://tinyurl.com/PROgroupleaders

 

 Sponsored session designed and hosted by AbbVie Inc. - Non-CME
     Approved by WPC 2016
     Title: Duopa Patient Program
     Presenters: TBA
     Doors open: 6:45PM
     Start Time: 7PM to 9:30PM

     Target audience: US based people with Parkinson's and care partners/ family members
     Location: Double Tree Hotel (HQ hotel), Cascade Ballroom, 2nd Floor
     Details: Join Abbvie for a patient educational dinner program about Duopa. Hear from a Physician Expert and    
                     personal experiences from Duopa patients. Program is designed for people with Parkinson's and care
                     partners.

     Registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/3fqb2j Seating is limited. Registration is encouraged. 


 WPC Film Night 
     Doors open: 6:45 PM
     Time: 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
     Emcee: Tim Hague (Canada)
     Location: Double Tree Hotel (HQ hotel), Lloyd Center Ballroom
     Details: See full program
 
     Note:
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. NO MORE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE.



THURSDAY, September 22, 2016

 

 Asleep vs. Awake Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery - presented by OHSU
     Location: Oregon Convention Center, B113-114 Level 1
     Time: 7 AM to 8 AM
     Target Audience: People with Parkinson's and care partners
     Details: Learn about DBS surgery for PD and the benefits of being asleep during
     surgery. www.ohsu.edu/dbsasleep  

 

 Sponsored session designed and hosted by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. - Non-CME
    Approved by the WPC 2016
    Target Audience: Members of the community, both health professionals and people with Parkinson's
    Doors open: 6:30PM   (Light fare will be served.)
    Time: 7 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Double Tree Hotel (HQ Hotel), Pacific Northwest Ballroom
    Session: The Many Faces of OFF: Realities and Impact
 
    Presenters: Rajesh Pahwa, MD, Larry Elmer, MD, PhD with Steven DeWitte and Israel Robledo
    representing the patient voice. 

    Details: This interactive program will highlight the impact of OFF periods and challenges around
    effective communication of that impact between people with Parkinson’s disease and their physicians.
    The symposium will include discussion of the mechanisms of motor fluctuations, real-life examples of the
    manifestations of OFF periods, and a panel discussion on understanding and enhancing the dialogue
    between physicians and people with Parkinson’s, specifically surrounding the discussion of OFF.   
   
     Registration closed. NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE
    

 

 Sponsored session designed and hosted by Cynapsus - Non-CME
 
 Approved by the WPC 2016
   Session: A Practical approach to the Management of OFF Periods in Parkinson's Disease
       
   Phenomenology and Clinical Significance of OFF Periods in PD – Dr. Stanley Fahn
   The Evolution and Pathophysiology of OFF Periods in PD – Dr. John Nutt
   Rescue Therapies for the Treatment of OFF Periods in PD – Dr. CW Olanow
   Panel discussion to follow with presenters as well as patient advocate, Corey King

    Details: This interactive program will discuss the clinical significance of OFF periods in PD, including the       evolution and pathophysiology of OFF.  It will also include a discussion of rescue therapies for the
    treatment of OFF periods.

   Target audience: healthcare professionals, but also appropriate for people with Parkinson's and care
   partners
   Doors open: 6:45 PM
   Time: 7 PM to 8:30 PM
   Location: Double Tree Hotel (HQ hotel), Multnomah Room 
    Registration closed. NO MORE SEATS


 Wine Tasting Event at Seven Bridges Winery
     Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
     Location: Seven Bridges Winery, 2303 B North Harding Avenue, Portland, OR, 97227
     Details: Click here to download flyer
     CLOSED

 

 WPC Music, Movement & PD Lounge 
     Emcees: Dave Sangster (UK) and Mike Bell (UK)
     Time: 7PM to 9PM
     Doors open: 6:45 PM
     Location: Eastlund Hotel, 6th Floor
     THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. NO MORE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE.
     Supported by UCB Inc.


Friday, September 23, 2016

 

 WPC Closing Ceremony & Raffle
     Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
     Location: OCC  

 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

 

 

 Theater & Parkinson’s: Creating Theater with People with Neurological Disorders - presented by
     The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s
     Target audience: A participatory workshop designed for People Living With Parkinson's - or other
     neurological or neuromuscular disorders - and their partners, together with theater professionals and
     others in the community interested in creating new performance
 
     Instructor: Anna Kapousizi, Fulbright Artist Scholar from Athens, MDA HELLAS
     Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (HQ Hotel)
     Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     Details: http://bit.ly/2c1hJnH
     Register: http://www.thepoiseproject.org/portland-workshop
     Syllabus: http://bit.ly/2bJ55vg

 Activity-Based Learning: Skills to help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s using Alexander
     technique (AT) -
p
resented by The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s
     Target audience: People Living with Parkinson’s and their partners, allied health professionals, research
     scientists & medical care providers interested in non-pharmaceutical PD symptom management
     Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (HQ Hotel)
     Time: 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM
     Details: http://bit.ly/2cFAagO
     Register: http://www.thepoiseproject.org/portland-workshop
     Syllabus: http://bit.ly/2clm9or

 


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