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Education and Outreach Events

Scroll down for upcoming education and outreach events related to Parkinson's disease.

September 12, 2011

Support Group for Women with Parkinson's disease at the Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Research
A new support group for women with PD will be starting this fall. The first meeting will be Monday, September 12th at 11AM at Good Karma Cafe, which is located around the corner from the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at 928 Pine Street. For more information contact Julie Stutzbach at 215-829-7651 or Julie.stutzbach@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Parkinson’s Retreat for Mind, Body and Spirit

 

The Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania

Friday, September 23rd from 9:30AM-3PM

We will be hosting our annual Parkinson’s Retreat for Mind, Body and Spirit at The Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, September 23rd from 9:30AM-3PM.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore new techniques for living fully while facing the challenge of Parkinson’s disease through interactive demonstrations and small group sessions. As our keynote speaker, we will feature Pamela Quinn, who danced professionally for 20 years before she was diagnosed with PD at the age of 42. Since then, she has used her extensive movement background along with her personal experience of the disease to investigate and create movement therapy for people with Parkinson’s.

For more information and to register, please call Sue Reichwein at 215-829-7273.

 

Dance for PD in Philadelphia


Presented by The Parkinson Council, Penn Medicine, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and the 954 Dance Movement Collective

After fully-subscribed and well-received pilot classes, Dance for PD is now being offered weekly at dance studios in South Philadelphia, Northern Liberties (Philadelphia), and Chester County.
This popular program, pioneered by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group, is offered all over the country and world for anyone with PD: no dance experience necessary. Sessions will be taught by dance teachers trained in the Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group Dance for PD® method. Articles about this unique program have appeared in Neurology Now and USA Today. For more information and to watch video that aired on PBS visit www.danceforpd.org.

Chester County
Rock School West
1510 Paoli Pike, West Chester
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30PM
To register contact Karen Lynch (610-524-1556 or fxlksl@verizon.net)

This class subsidized by a generous donation from Karen Jacobson Milberg.

Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
954 Dance Movement Collective
954 N 8th St., Philadelphia
Saturdays, 2-3:15PM
To register contact Keila Cordova (215-627-1157 or 954dmc@gmail.com)
South Philadelphia
CHI Movement Arts Center, home of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
1316 S 9th St., Philadelphia
Wednesdays, 1-2:15PM
To register contact Ken Metzner (267-687-3739 or kyldphilly@gmail.com)
 
For further information about Philadelphia classes, contact Julie Stutzbach at Julie.stutzbach@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-829-7651.

 

Parkinson's Disease 101 seminar for the newly diagnosed

PD 101
June 10, 2011
9:30am - 1:30pm

A seminar for newly diagnosed (within 2 years) individuals to learn more about the diagnosis as well as explore ways to stay well, physically and emotionally.  You and your family will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain information, while meeting others with a new diagnosis of PD.  PD 101 is held biannually at the PDMDC.

For more information contact Christin Salemno at christin.salemno@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-829-2347.

 

9th Annual Jane C. Wright Patient and Caregiver Symposium
"The Spectrum of Parkinson's Disease"
June 12, 2011
Hilton
Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue

All of us at the PD&MDC are committed to making the burden of PD more manageable for patients and caregivers. While research is important to finding better symptomatic treatments and ultimately discovering an intervention to stop the progression of PD, we understand that a cure is still in the future. Right now we are charged with taking care of the many who receive treatment at our center and those in the community who seek information about PD. This program is designed to offer a better understanding of the course of PD from diagnosis through disease progression. Parkinson’s disease can look very different in each person but there are commonalities. Our goal is to educate participants on symptoms at each phase but also offer treatment strategies and ways to cope with the challenges PD presents. In addition to the three outstanding medical practitioners on the panel we have invited service providers in the community who have resources that participants might utilize.

Speakers include:

"Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Parkinson’s Disease”
Jayne Wilkinson, MD
Associate Clinical Director, Philadelphia PADRECC; Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"Managing Motor Complications of Parkinson’s Disease”
Stacy Horn, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System

"Coping with Advanced Parkinson’s Disease”
Susan Imke, FRNP, GNP
Faculty Member of the National Parkinson Foundation Allied Training Program; Educational Consultant to the American Parkinson Disease Association; Advisory Board Member of the Parkinson Alliance

To register contact Suzanne Reichwein: sreichwein@pahosp.com 215-829-7273

Parkinson's Disease 101 seminar for the newly diagnosed

April 26, 2011
5:45pm - 8:00pm
The Dan Aaron Parkinson's Rehabilitation Center
330 S. 9th Street, 1st Floor

Parkinson's Disease 101 is a seminar for newly diagnosed (within 2 years) individuals to learn more about the diagnosis, as well as explore ways to stay well, physically and emotionally. You and your family will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain information while meeting others with a new diagnosis of PD.

Dr. Amy Colcher will discuss 'What is Parkinson's Disease?' Joellyn Dembowski will review 'Prehabilitation in PD.' Christine Salemno will review 'Making the Most of Your Doctor's Appointment.' A Q&A session and discussion follow over a light dinner.

This seminar is free but registration is required as space is limited. Please call 215-829-7273. Teva Neuroscience supports this program.

Stamp Out Parkinson's Disease Walk April 16, 2011Walk to make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson's
April 16, 2011
Beginning at Lloyd Hall on Kelly Drive, Philadelphia

Held every April during National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park, our walk has raised almost $1 million in the last 9 years to support our core programs. We
started with fewer than 300 participants in 2001. Today, the walk is our largest gathering of supporters, volunteers, families, teams and caregivers. Please join us for a 5-mile walk beginning at Lloyd Hall on Kelly Drive. We will continue toward the St. Joe's boathouse turnaround point and return to Lloyd Hall for celebration activities inside the gymnasium. This year, our walk celebrates 10 years to raise money for PD research and patient care programs, as well as
educating and improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families in the Delaware Valley region.

Click here for the Walk brochure.

Walking This Journey Together: Parkinson's from the Patient and Caregiver Perspective at Pennsylvania HospitalWalking This Journey Together: PD from the Patient and Caregiver Perspective

Friday, April 15, 2011
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital

The Philadelphia VA PADRECC and the Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center of the University of Pennsylvania present "Walking This Journey Together: PD from the Patient and Caregiver Perspective."

Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist and family therapist, is one of the country’s leading thinkers, writers and educators on family caregiving.  He is the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent. A panel discussion with patients and caregivers will follow the keynote presentation, exploring the impact of Parkinson's disease on lives and relationships. 

Space is limited therefore registration is required by April 8th, 2011. Call Suzanne Reichwein 215-829-7273 or Gretchen Glenn 215-823-5800 x3194.

Parking Information:  Parking is available on the hospital's parking decks.  Deck 1 is located on 8th and Delancey Streets and Deck 2 is located at 7th and Delancey Streets.  The entrances to both facilities are on Delancey Street.  Valet parking is also available at the hospital's entrance to the Preston Building on 8th and Spruce Streets.  Parking will be free for those attending this event. 

Important Strategies for Managing Essential Tremors event at the Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's ResearchSaturday, March 19, 2011
10:00am - 12:00pm
Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital

Penn Medicine and the International Essential Tremor Foundation present "Important Strategies for Managing ET" on March 19th. Featured speakers are Gordon Baltuch, MD, PhD, FRCSC, the Director of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at Penn and Catherine Rice, the Executive Director of the International Essential Tremor Foundation.

The event will take place in Zubrow Auditorium at Pennsylvania Hospital, located at 8th and Spruce Streets. Free parking is available in the hospital garage at 8th and Delancey Streets. The event is free, but registration is required to attend. To register, contact Julie Stutzbach at 215-829-7651 or julie.stutzbach@uphs.upenn.edu by March 11th.

Penn Udall Center Parkinson Patient Appreciation Day October 2010Saturday, October 16, 2010
9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital

 

The Penn Udall Research Program is in its fourth year of patient participation. We would like to invite all of our research participants to a morning program to thank you for your invaluable contributions and to update everyone on the progress of the Parkinson research going on at Penn. This research could not happen without your help!

For the full brochure on the day's activities, click here.

Parkinson's Disease 101 classOctober 21, 2008
6:00 - 8:00PM
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Penn Neurological Institute at Pennsylvania Hospital

Parkinson's Disease 101 is a class for people diagnosed with Parkinson's within the last two years or less. The class will be held at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the Penn Neurological Institute at Pennsylvania Hospital (9th and Pine Streets).

There is no fee to attend the class, but registration is required. For more information and to register, call 215-829-7273.

For parking, driving directions, and other visitor information, click here.

Essential Tremor Symposium November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008
10:00am
Zubrow Auditorium
Pennsylvania Hospital

Essential Tremor Symposium will be held in Zubrow Auditorium, located on the main floor of the Preston Building at Pennsylvania Hospital. Click here for a map of the building. Howard Hurtig, MD and Jurg Jaggi, PhD, from Penn, and Catherine Rice, MSM, Executive Director of the International Essential Tremor Foundation will be featured.

There is no fee to attend the symposium, but registration is required. For more information and to register, call 215-829-7273.

For parking, driving directions, and other visitor information, click here.