Saturday November 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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BWI Airport Marriott Hotel 
1743 W Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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Bailey Vernon 
Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center 

Movement Disorders Symposium 


The Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Center presents this regional educational symposium for those living with a movement disorder and their families, to include Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonian disorders, essential tremor, dystonia and ataxia.  Top specialists and healthcare providers will be providing the most up to date information on movement disorders through educational presentations, facilitated lunches and breakout sessions.  A variety of organizations will be exhibiting throughout the day to share community resources.    

Symposium Agenda

8:00      Registration
8:50      Welcome Announcements
9:00      Foundations of Brain Pathology: Developing an Understanding of Movement Disorders
              Codrin Lungu, MD
9:30      The Genetics of Movement Disorders
              Sonja Scholz, MD
10:00    The Science Behind Building Brain Pathways: Discussion of Neuroplasticity
              Mark Hallett, MD
10:30    Break
10:45    The Role of the Patient Advocate in Research
              Panel discussion
11:15    Patient Perspective on How to Effectively Manage a Movement Disorder
              Panel discussion
11:45    Question & Answer Session
12:15    Movement Disorder Networking Lunch
1:30      Break
1:50      Breakout Session #1 (choose one from below)
2:30      Break
2:50      Breakout Session #2 (choose one from below)
3:30      Program Concludes

Each attendee will select a lunch to attend (based on diagnosis)

 1.          Parkinson's disease
             General networking lunch
2.          Parkinson's Plus Syndromes (PSP, CBD, MSA)
             Alex Pantelyat, MD & Shawn Smyth, MD
3.          Dystonia
             Zoltan Mari, MD
4.          Essential Tremor
             Stephen Grill, MD, PhD & Kelly Mills, MD
5.          Ataxia
             Liana Rosenthal, MD & Joseph Savitt, MD, PhD

 Breakout Sessions:
Each attendee will select from the presentations below for 2 separate breakout sessions 

1.          Tips for Mobility, Balance and Vocal Health
             Celia Bassich, PhD, CCC-SLP & Carla Smith, PT
2A.        Cognitive Functioning (1:50pm) 
              Jason Brandt, PhD, ABPP
2B.        Depression & Anxiety (2:50pm)
              Gregory Pontone, MD

3.           Dance Demonstration
              Ellen Talles, LCSW-C, BC-DMT
4.           Sleep
              Rachel Salas, MD
5.           Future Planning
              Deborah Shpritz, PhD, RN
6.           Deep Brain Stimulation
              William Anderson, MD, PhD &  Stephen Grill, MD, PhD
7.           Driving 
              Jan Crye, OTR/L,CDRS

8.           Vision
              Alex Christoff, CO


The BWI Airport Marriott is offering a group rate for the Movement Disorder Symposium of $109 for Friday, November 7.  There is complimentary on-site parking and $10 off-site parking.  Click here to book your room with the group rate.