Parkinson's Disease Symposium

Saturday, November 3, 2018

JW Marriott Union Square
San Francisco
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
CO-CHAIRS: Suketu Khandhar MD & James Tetrud MD

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Parkinson's disease is a progressive neuro-degenerative disorder that affects up to 1 million Americans. It is the second most common neuro-degenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease. Currently effective symptomatic treatment options exist but are not consistently practiced leading to variability in care for this patient population. The understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s disease is ever expanding affording our patients more opportunities and options for a better quality of life. SFNS will hold its third biennial Parkinson's disease Symposium in November 2018. Our last PD symposium was highly successful, attracting clinicians of all fields who participate in the care of patients with Parkinson's disease. Topics presented will include Psychiatric Issues in PD, Dysarthria and Communication in PD, Biomarkers in PD, Spine Surgery in PD, Advancements in DBS Surgery and Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.

Educational Objectives

1. Identify the limitations of spine surgical treatments in patients with PD as to improve patient referral patterns.

2. Recognize the role of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Parkinson's disease which can expand the scope of care for this population.

3. Identify symptoms of early onset or Young onset Parkinsonism that is often under-diagnosed.

4. Describe associated symptoms that can result from Parkinson’s disease, including cognitive dysfunction, depression and psychosis.

Accreditation Statement:

This San Francisco Neurological Society is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Neurological Society takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Designation Statement:

The San Francisco Neurological Society designates this educational activity for an estimated 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM . This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Who Should Attend:

Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, residents, nurses, and other physicians interested in research and clinical advances in the neurosciences.

Registration Fees:

(Early Bird Registration discount by October 1, 2018)

SFNS Members (Active/Associate/Retired):
Full-Day Program: $200
After October 1st: $225

Full-Day Program: $225
After October 1st: $250

Students, Residents and Fellows:
Full-Day Program: $75
After October 1st: $75

Full-Day Program: $150
After October 1st: $175

Industry (non-exhibitor):
Full-Day Program: $500
After October 1st: $500

Program Agenda:

7:30-8:30am: Registration and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Class Demonstration: San Francisco Ballet School's dance class for people with Parkinson's Disease

Cecelia Beam, MS Instructor
Meaghan Lynch, MD, Physiatrist, Kaiser Permanent (and former dancer)
Jamie Narushchen, Pianist with dancers from SFBS dance class for people with PD

San Francisco Ballet School, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, launched dance classes designed specifically for people who are affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The class integrates ballet, modern, folk, and improvisation to engage in an experience that will provide the benefits of conscious and expansive dance movement in addition to developing individual artistic expression. The class honors PD-specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation, and depression.

The free-of-charge weekly classes began a year ago with a dozen PD dancers who were referred to San Francisco Ballet School by Kaiser physicians. More than 45 dancers now attend the classes taught by Cecelia Beam, MS, who teaches Adult Ballet at the San Francisco Ballet School. She has attended the respected Dance for PD® teachers program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

Class series are held four times per year in the studios of San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street at Fulton Street. Classes are free-of-charge and are open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers; no affiliation with Kaiser Permanente is required. If you would like more information on the classes, please contact Cecelia Beam,; 415-865-6583.

8:30-8:35am: Welcome and Introductions, Suketu Khandhar, MD – Program Co-Chair, Kaiser

8:35-9:25am: Psychiatric Issues in Parkinson’s Disease - Sepideh Bajestan, MD, PhD – Stanford University

9:25-10:15am: Dysarthria, Communication and Cognition - Kathleen Poston, MD, MS – Stanford

10:15-10:45am: Coffee break and exhibits

10:45am-11:35am: Biofluids and Biomarkers in Parkinson’s Disease - Mark Lew, MD - USC

11:35am-1:00pm: Lunch on own or
11:35am - 1:00pm: "Addressing Dyskinesia in People with Parkinson’s Disease- GOCOVRI™"
Neil Hermanowicz, MD
Director of the UC Irvine Program for Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders, and the Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurology

This lunch talk is being sponsored by Adamas Pharmaceticals and there is NO CME credit for this talk.

1:00pm-1:50pm: Spine surgery in Parkinson’s Disease - Anand Veeravagu, MD - Stanford

1:50-2:40pm: Advancements in DBS - Phil Starr, MD, PhD - UCSF

2:40-3:10pm: Coffee break and exhibits

3:10-4:00pm: Complimentary and Alternative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
Veronica Santini, MD – Stanford

4:00-4:50pm: Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease - Marta San Luciano, MD - UCSF

4:50 -5:30pm: anel Discussion - James Tetrud, MD - Program Co-Chair

Download program agenda here

Travel Information:

Take BART to the Powell Street Station and walk up to MASON Street.

Driving Directions from SFO:

Take US-101 N. Slight right onto I-80 E (signs for Bay Bridge/Oakland). Take exit 1A toward US-101 N. Merge onto 7th St. Turn right onto Folsom St. Turn left onto 6th St. Continue onto Golden Gate Ave/Taylor St. Turn right onto Taylor St. Turn right onto Post St. Destination will be on the left.

Driving Directions from Oakland:

Merge onto I-880 N via the ramp to Downtown/Oakland. Take exit 46A on the left for I-80 W toward San Francisco/Bay Bridge. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-80 W. Take exit 2C to merge onto Fremont St. Turn left onto Mission St. Turn right onto 3rd St. Turn left onto Geary St. Turn right onto Taylor St. Take the 2nd right onto Post St. Destination will be on the left.