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Coming Sept. 14, Parkiepalooza! (Better Known as Parkinson’s Live Well, Alaska)

September 14 will be a good day to have PD in Anchorage. Jennifer Gilleck of the Northwest Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association has been planning an all day Parkinson’s symposium, and the list of speakers and topics looks great. It’s a mix of local and national experts talking about different aspects of PD. So far, the tentative schedule calls for talks on

• The importance of movement, with Doctor Nate Coomer, physical therapist
• Treating non-motor symptoms, with Dr, Pravin Khemani, Movement Disorders Neurologist
Swedish Medical Center Seattle, WA and Dr. Graham Glass & Genevieve Sykes Movement Disorders Neurologist Peak Neurology, Anchorage, AK

• Three short talks from people with PD on the subject “My PD Journey” 
• Motor fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Pravin Khemani, Movement Disorders Neurologist Swedish Medical Center Seattle, WA
•  Surgical interventions in PD with Dr. Ryder Gwinn, Neurosurgeon
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Breakout sessions on Dance, yoga, Rock Steady Boxing and more

•Final Session “What’s next, a research update” followed by a Q&A with all the speakers.

 The event will be held at the Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 East 19th Anchorage, AK 99501
from 9:30 – 4:30. Cost is $30.00 per person, $20 per person if you sign up before the end of the day, August 15. You can register  here If you have questions, or you can either email or call on the phone (206) 695- 2905 


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