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Living with Parkinson's Disease Symposium 2014

Please note: Registration for this symposium has closed.


A symposium for patients and families living with Parkinson’s Disease. Sessions will be led by members of the MUSC Movement Disorders Program team and invited guest speakers.

Date: March 29, 2014

Time: 9:00 am to 3:45 pm

Registration Fee: $20 per person (includes refreshments and lunch)

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel (4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418)

Contact: For questions and additional information, please call the Movement Disorders Program at 843-792-7262 or email

Registration:  Please click here to download the pdf of the symposium flyer with registration form.

MUSC Living with Parkinson's Disease Symposium 2014

Additional Information:

Accommodation - A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ( at the discounted rate of $129.00. This special rate will be offered until February, 28, 2014, however, the room block may be filled prior to this date. In such a case, neither the discounted rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. For reservations, call the hotel directly at 843-744-4422.

Agenda -

9:00 am - Welcome (Vanessa K. Hinson, MD, PhD)

9:05 am - Parkinson’s Disease 2014 Update (Vanessa K. Hinson, MD, PhD)

9:35 am - A Personal Story (Inspirational speaker)

9:55 am - Advanced Parkinson’s Disease (Christina L. Vaughan, MD, MHS)

10:25 am - Questions and Answers (Vanessa K. Hinson, MD, PhD, & Christina L. Vaughan, MD, MHS)

10:35 am - Coffee Break

10:50 am - Surgical Options for Parkinson’s (Gonzalo J. Revuelta, DO)

11:20 am - Beyond Crossword Puzzles: Strategies for Preserving Memory (Travis H. Turner, PhD)

11:50 am - Get Up and Stretch! (Physical Therapist)

12:20 pm - Questions and Answers (Gonzalo J. Revuelta, DO, Travis H. Turner, PhD & Physical Therapist)

12:30 pm - Lunch Break

1:15 pm - Podium Discussion on Non-motor Symptoms in PD (Moderator: Vanessa K. Hinson, MD, PhD; Panelists from Gastroenterology, Urology, Neurology & Speech Therapy)

2:00 pm - Podium discussion on Caregiving in PD (Moderator: Christina L. Vaughan, MD, MHS; Panelists from Geriatrics, Home Nursing, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas & PD Caregivers)

2:30 pm - Q&A (Panelists)

2:40 pm - Coffee Break

2: 55 pm - Research at MUSC (Vanessa K. Hinson, MD, PhD, Christina L. Vaughan, MD, MHS & Gonzalo J. Revuelta, DO)

3: 25 pm - Paws for Parkinson’s: How Can a Service Dog Help? (PAALS Services)

3: 45 pm - Adjourn


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