Virtual Spring Event
APRIL 10, 2021 | 10AM
April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and PRO is bringing our 2021 spring conference virtual! We know that patient and caregiver education and engagement lead to better health outcomes for the individual and their loved ones. Although we are unable to meet in person, we continue our mission to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease through information and now, more than ever, connection!
Our Educate.Inspire.Empower. conference will be our largest virtual event of the year and you can participate in the comfort of your own home! PRO staff, Parkinson’s professionals and experts will make this event educational and entertaining!
Caroline Tanner, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept of Neurology, University of California, SF, CA.
Director of the San Francisco Parkinson’s disease Research Education and Clinical Center.
Heather Zwickey, PhD
Professor of Immunology at the National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR.
Founder of the Helfgott Research Institute.
Tami and Ted Weitman
On October 3, 2017, Ted was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Soon after, they were connected to PRO by their neurologist. They quickly jumped in to support groups, exercise classes, yoga and meditation. Thank you Tami and Ted for being our first hosts for the virtual Parkinson’s conference!
“No one chooses to have PD, but it did happen to us, and we are right where we are meant to be.”
1) Register by clicking the yellow button
2) Receive confirmation email that you are registered
1) Computer with sound (check audio ahead of time)
2) Quiet room
Day of Event
1) You will receive an email 24 hours before, open email and click the link
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Caroline Tanner, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Parkinson’s disease Research Education and Clinical Center, Professor of the Dept. of Neurology at Weill Institute for Neurosciences University of California, in San Francisco. Caroline M Tanner, MD, PhD, completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in clinical neuropharmacology and movement disorders at Rush University and a doctorate in environmental health sciences at the University of California-Berkeley. Her clinical practice specializes in movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease (PD), atypical parkinsonism and dystonia. Her research interests include investigations of descriptive epidemiology, environmental and genetic determinants, biomarkers, early detection, non-motor disease features and interventions for the secondary prevention, and disease modification and symptomatic treatment of movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Heather Zwickey, PhD, is a Professor of Immunology at the National University of Natural Medicine, in Portland, OR. Dr. Zwickey trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver. She earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. In 2003, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute at NUNM. She also used her expertise in program development to establish the School of Research and Graduate Studies at NUNM, and serves as its leader. She has developed Masters programs in Integrative Medicine Research, Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Ayurveda, and Global Health. At Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Zwickey applies her immunology expertise to natural medicine. She studies the immunological and neurological mechanisms involved in nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and mind-body therapies. She studies nutrition and Parkinson’s disease, and has particular interest in how inflammation impacts the brain-gut axis. Dr. Zwickey will be presenting Parkinson’s, Nutrition, and the Gut-brain Connection
Ted and Tami Weitman’s story began at Tillamook High School, as a group of “just good friends” enjoyed dances, football games, and walks on the beach. Two of these friends discovered something special, and in July of this year they’ll be celebrating 54 years of marriage. With two children and 4 grandchildren, they make their home in Tualatin enjoying gardening, growing the roses and planting spring vegetables. They also enjoy kayaking around on Crawfish Lake, a special place for their family.
On October 3, 2017, Ted was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Soon after they were connected to PRO by their neurologist. They quickly jumped in to support groups, exercise classes, yoga and meditation. Thank you Tami and Ted for being our first hosts for the virtual Parkinson’s conference!
Check back soon for the agenda and any preparatory materials you might need
Virtual Exhibit Hall
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