Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

Ochsner Neurology Movement Disorders and DBS Program presents:

The Parkinson’s Disease Symposium 2019

The 13th Annual Educational Conference for people and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Brent House Conference Center at Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Hwy.

AGENDA (subject to change):

  • 8:30 am: Welcome breakfast
  • 9:00 am: Dreaming Big after PD: Kimerly Coshow, PhD
  • 9:30 am: Introduction to PD and Parkinsonism: Georgia Lea, MD
  • 10:00 am: Surgical Intervention for PD: Roger Smith, MD and Lora Khan, M
  • 10:30 am: Questions/Answers
  • 10:45 am: Stretch Break (Dance for PD) 
  • 11:00 am: ONtime and OFFtime - Interpreting your Parkinson’s Symptoms: Julia Staisch, MD
  • 11:30 am: Mood and PD: Brian Copeland, MD
  • 12:00 pm: Questions/answers
  • 12:15-1 pm: Lunch-time and Information tables
  • 1:00 pm: Update on Research in PD: David Houghton, MD, MPH
  • 1:30 pm: Stretch Break
  • 1:45 pm: Gastric emptying in PD: Colleen Knoop, DNP, NP
  • 2:15 pm: Driving and PD: Larry Forest, LOTR, CDRS


Registration is FREE; however, seating is very limited, so register soon!

  • By Phone
    • To register by phone, please call 504-842-8768 and on the voicemail leave: your name, address, phone number, the name of your neurologist and how many will be in your party.
  • Online
    • Fill out the form below to register online. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration has been received.
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