In recognition of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s Women & Parkinson’s Disease Initiative, advancing women’s issues, providing women’s resources, promoting women’s efforts for Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s Women Support is honored to present Women & PD: What’s New?a special group of medical experts in a unique event on October 29, 2016 from 10:15-3 PM. Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Pkwy, Redwood City, California.

Women & PD: What’s New?  will include doctors and researchers from renowned Bay Area hospitals and organizations, addressing the health and well-being of women with Parkinson’s disease.

Tickets are sold out. Stay tuned for a write-up on the symposium!


Dr. Julie Andersen
Professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging,
Renowned expert on age-related neurodegenerative

Dr. Kathleen Poston, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center, discusses what to consider when volunteering for clinical trials, and why they’re so important for women with clinical trial lab manager Taylor Rosealynn Hendershott, and volunteer Elaine Sulzberger.

Dr. Karl Heilbron, 23andME, Post-doctoral computational
biologist speaking about women and PD.

A panel caps the day with:

Dr. Melanie Brandabur
, Medical Director, Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Jill Ostrem, Professor of Neurology in the UCSF School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society

Randy Hoffman, MA, CCC -SLP, Speech Language Pathologist and LSVT ® certified expert, Palo Alto Speech Therapy and Parkinson’s Institute

Dr. Daniel Zwilling, Director of CNS Discovery, Circuit Therapeutics

Karen Merchant, RN, CNRN, Clinic Nurse in the UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center

Theresa Najjar, PT, NCS, founder of Synaptic Physical Therapy, Inc.

Thanks to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Metronic and National Parkinson Foundation for supporting women and PD programs.

About Parkinson’s Women Support: The mission of Parkinson’s Women Support is to offer moral support, encouragement and camaraderie for women who are Parkinson’s disease patients. Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parkinsonswomen

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