The Hope Parkinson Program’s Annual Parkinson’s Symposium


February 07, 2020 to February 07, 2020
11:00 AM untill


Health care professionals, therapists, volunteers, care partners and those living with Parkinson’s disease are invited to a morning of education, empowerment and energy at the annual Hope Parkinson Symposium Friday, Feb. 7 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at Royal Palm Square in Fort Myers.   Seating is limited and pre-registration is required at $20 per person includes beverages, deluxe lunch buffet and dessert.   An optional pre-event lecture at 10 a.m. by movement disorder specialist Dr. Julie Schwartzbard will present “Recognizing Off Periods in Parkinson’s and the Role of a Unique Treatment Option.”   The Symposium begins at 11 a.m. with award-winning speaker and humor therapist Leslie Gibson-Weiland, RN discussing “The Positive Power of Humor, Hope and Healing.”   Featured speaker is Nikolaus McFarland, M.D., Ph.D., a movement specialist at University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration Chief, Movement Disorder Division, Associate Professor of Neurology. Dr. McFarland will present “What’s New in Medical Care, Research and Treatments for PD.”   The event concludes with “Care Partner Communication Tips and Tricks” with Pete and Kelly Gaylord.   Symposium exhibitors include FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, Hope Healthcare, Lee Health Rehabilitation Services and US WorldMeds. Pre-symposium lecture Presenting Sponsor is ACORDA Therapeutics. Supporting sponsors include Abbott; ACADIA Pharmaceuticals; Boston Scientific; and Personal Training by Jeri Ann.   The Hope Parkinson Program works closely with like-minded community organizations to provide a network of resources and education for people affected by Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. After launching in 2009, the Hope Parkinson Program has enabled more than 3,000 people in Lee County to experience the fullness of life through knowledge, movement and fellowship. As a community service provided by Hope Healthcare, the program is offered at no charge to participants and care partners. For more information, call 239-985-7727 or visit


Broadway Palm Dinner TheatreView map
1380 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers, 33907, FL

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