The PFNCA Symposium, a virtual educational conference about Parkinson’s Disease, will take place using a view on-demand format from April 5, 2021, to June 30, 2021.

The program, which is chaired by Dr. Joseph Savitt and Dr. Zachary Levine, aims to provide important information to help people with Parkinson’s live well with their condition, according to a media release from PFNCA.

Sessions and Registration

The conference will feature more than 40 sessions by 37 physicians from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University. It will include four live sessions, including question and answer sessions.

Conference sessions include research updates, medicine management, autonomic aspects of Parkinson’s and demystifying clinical trials. There will also be an update on COVID-19 and Parkinson’s, and sessions specifically for care partners.

Registration is $70 per household and includes a “Defy Parkinson’s” Scarf.  Participants are encouraged to wear the scarf on camera during live sessions to inspire others. If the registration fee makes participation prohibitive, scholarships are available. 

For more information and to register, visit Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA).

Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, PFNCA provides wellness and educational programs to help people live well with Parkinson’s Disease. PFNCA’s wellness classes are provided virtually and focus on exercise, boxing, dance and communication skills.  More than 125 classes are provided each month.

[Source(s): Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, PR Newswire]