Partners in Parkinson’s event, Sat Aug 9, 8am to 3:30pm, San Mateo

This “Partners in Parkinson’s” event on Saturday, August 9th, in San Mateo may be of limited interest to those in our atypical parkinsonism community since the focus is Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  There is no charge to attend but advance registration is requested.

Important note: Last week when I registered, the confirmation webpage showed the wrong date.  But the confirmation email had the correct date.  Don’t be confused!

Brain Support Network will have a table at the all-day (8am to 3pm) resource fair.  You can stop by our table and see all of our new print materials on the top resources for LBD, PSP, MSA, and CBD.  Other community groups and movement disorder centers will have tables to share information and materials.

There will be panel sessions and breakout discussions from 9am to
3:30pm.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. (No idea about the menu and if it will be “friendly” to those with swallowing problems.)

Speakers include Kathleen Poston, MD, movement disorder specialist at Stanford, Brian Fiske, PhD, vice president of research programs at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Bay Area’s Dave Iverson, veteran journalist and patient living with Parkinson’s.

Registration seems to be online only.  See:

Check out this webpage for other event dates in other cities:

Copied below are the details about the August 9th San Mateo event.

See you there!



Partners in Parkinson’s Bay Area

WHO:  People living with Parkinson’s disease and their families

WHERE:  San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

WHEN:  Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Note: A resource fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for you to
access between and during sessions.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration and breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.    Welcome and Introduction
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.    The Many Faces of Parkinson’s Disease
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  Seeing a Movement Disorder Specialist: What to
Know, Ask and Expect
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Morning break
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Parkinson’s Research: The Road Ahead
11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Moderated Q&A on Morning Sessions
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.   Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.    Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.    Afternoon break
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.    Breakout Sessions
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.    Closing Session: What’s Next?

Living Well with Parkinson’s: A Holistic Approach, Led by National
Presenting Partner The Davis Phinney Foundation

Building Connections with Family, Friends and Community

I’m Still Wondering About…
Partners in Parkkinson’s is a collaboration between The Michael J Fox
Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and AbbVie Inc., a pharmaceutical company.