The Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, will present its Learn-Live-Connect: Tampa conference on Friday March 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609. The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. People with Parkinson disease and those who care about them are invited to attend this free event.
Debbie Boland, DO will be speaking on the Non-Motor Effects of Dose Failure. Dr. Boland, a neurologist and movement disorder specialist, completed her fellowship in Movement Disorders at Duke University. She has a passion for improving patients’ quality of life. She enjoys establishing long-term relationships with her patients and educating them on ways to live a fuller life that includes a neurodegenerative disease. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Boland practiced as a physical therapist for 10 years.
Robert Hauser, MD, MBA will be speaking on Creating Hope: PD Research. Dr. Hauser is a Professor of Neurology, Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology at USF. He serves as Director of the Clinical Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and as Director of the USF Health Byrd Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. His primary research is in the development of treatments for PD, tremor, dystonia, and restless legs syndrome.
Heather Herrema, DO, will be speaking on Addressing OFF Time- A Treatment Option. Dr. Herrema is a neurologist and movement disorder specialist and completed her fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Henry Ford Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program. She works with Suncoast Medical Research Center as a clinical investigator for several medication trials. On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, she leads a PD support group in the Central Neurology waiting room.
The Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance provides opportunities to learn, live life more fully and connect with community every day. This nonprofit organization supports people impacted by Parkinson disease and other movement disorders, as well as those who care about them, by offering a variety of programs about PD. These programs focus on educating, enriching and enhancing daily life, and encouraging social and support connections. For more information: www.PMDAlliance.org; 800.256.0966; info@PMDAlliance.org.