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The second Women & PD Symposium on September 30, 2017 was organized by Parkinson’s Women Support.  Women from the Bay Area attended a day of talks by leading professionals in Parkinson’s disease research and care.barlow-30sep2017-58lo

Carrolee Barlow, MD, PhD, CEO at the Parkinson’s Institute spoke about Parkinson’s disease and the gut.

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Dr Maya Katz, Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is a movement disorder specialist who specializes in Parkinson’s disease. She spoke about the drug development process in “What’s in the Pipeline? New medications and non-medication treatments in Parkinson’s disease.”

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Ellen Corman MRA, manager, Injury Prevention and Community Engagement, Trauma Center,  Stanford Health Care spoke about fall prevention in “Taking Steps to Reduce Falls.”

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Guests participated a quick hula class taught by Parkinson’s Women Support member Ann Boylan.

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Parkinson’s Women Support member Elaine Sulzberger organized the symposium finances and introduced Ellen Corman.stohn-30sep2017-48lo

Parkinson’s Women Support member Nancy Stohn introduced speaker Carrolee Barlow.

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The Pacific Udall Center encouraged guests to volunteer for a clinical studies at Stanford. Christine Blabe, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator for the Udall Center, Stanford Neurology and Neurosciences, and Megan Adams gave an overview of how to volunteer at the Udall Center.

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The event was made possible with funding from a National Parkinson Foundation Moving Day/San Francisco 2016 Community Grant. We’re ever so thankful for their continued support.

npf-30sep2017-21loSteven Russell, former Community Development and Outreach Coordinator, Parkinson’s Foundation, and Colleen Fisher, M.Ed. National Coordinator of Signature Events Parkinson’s Foundation have been an effective team for Parkinson’s community efforts.

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Aww, Colleen getting gushy!

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The committee for the Women & PD: What’s New? symposium hopes that attendees enjoyed hearing about the latest news in Parkinson’s disease.

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