Biennially, HAPS offers a full-day symposium, featuring local and national experts in the field of Parkinson’s who are familiar with the latest in Parkinson’s research, treatment and disease management strategies and is presented at no charge to attendees.
Our ENGAGE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER, event focuses on bringing high-level education to those with Parkinson’s, their families, as well as the general public, with the goal of expanding understanding and implementing long-term disease management strategies.



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Engagement is key, knowledge is power, and empowerment builds confidence.

Houston Area Parkinson Society invites you to attend ENGAGE. EDUCATE. EMPOWER. On Saturday, September 18th, HAPS will present a full-day educational symposium for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), caregivers, care partners, family, friends, health care professionals, and the general public.

For 47 years, HAPS has served the local Parkinson’s community by providing free programs and resources to the greater Houston area. HAPS exists so that no one faces a Parkinson’s diagnosis alone. This is accomplished through education, advocacy, and support.

This year, HAPS will bring together local and internationally recognized experts in the field to share the most up-to-date information on Parkinson’s disease, in an exciting virtual format. We hope that attendees will better understand Parkinson’s, recognize and manage symptoms more effectively, learn about appropriate treatment options, and leave with quality practical tips for living with PD.

Agenda


Virtual Symposium, Saturday, September 18th

9:00

WELCOME

Erin Furr Stimming, MD

9:10

Explaining Cognition in Parkinson's

Michele York, PhD, ABPP-CN

10:10

BREAK

10:25

PALLIATIVE CARE & PARKINSONS

Addie Patterson, DO

11:25

TREATMENT IN PD: WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S COMING SOON

Raja Mehanna, MD

12:00

BREAK FOR LUNCH

1:00

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF PARKINSONS DISEASE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Amir Faraji, MD

1:30

LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES WITH LEVODOPA

Arjun Tarakad, MD

2:10

BUILDING YOUR REHAB TEAM

Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

2:45

CLOSING

 





This event will be held virtually on an interactive platform allowing participantsthe opportunity to network with vendors and browse community resources.Registration opens August 1st. Go online at www.hapsonline.org or contact the HAPS office at 713.626.7114 to register.



THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS


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