Parkinson's Disease Symposium 2020

Join us for our annual Parkinson’s Symposium event. This year, we invite you to learn the latest updates in Parkinson’s treatment from the comfort of your home.

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This is a free Zoom event, but registration is required ›


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Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:50 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Contact Starlene Moyneur at or 949-824-0190.


8:50 a.m.
Introduction from the chair
Claire Henchcliffe, MD

8:55 a.m.
Welcome to the 2020 Parkinson’s Symposium
Nicolás Phielipp, MD

9 a.m.
What is the latest in Parkinson’s Disease treatment?
Nicolás Phielipp, MD
20 min. talk, 10 min Q&A 

9:30 a.m.
Complementary and alternative management of Parkinson’s disease
Sanaz Attaripour, MD
20 min. talk, 10 min Q&A

10 a.m. – Break

10:10 a.m.
The cutting edge: Who should consider surgical treatment, and what to expect
David Swope, MD and Frank P.K. Hsu, MD, PhD
20 min. talk, 10 min Q&A

10:40 a.m.
The other face of Parkinson’s disease: Non-motor symptoms
Alejandra Garland, MD
20 min. talk, 10 min Q&A         

11: 10 a.m. – Break

11:20 a.m.
Gait and balance: Falls prevention in Parkinson’s disease
Betsaida Cruz Coble PT, DPT, NCS
20 min. talk, 10 min Q&A 

Stem cells in Parkinson’s disease
Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil
20 min. talk, 10 min Q&A

12:30 p.m.
Audience is invited to interact with sponsors, support groups and discussions regarding current research at UCI Health.

1 p.m.
Parkinson’s Symposium concludes