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Parkinson’s IQ + You, South Florida 2024

Join us in Hollywood, Florida on March 23, 2024, for our free educational event designed for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. This in-person event features a program with sessions on navigating Parkinson's, managing care and learning about research participation. The accompanying Partner Expo includes information on treatment options and local resources for the Parkinson’s community.

Event Details

Date and Time: Saturday, March 23, 2024,
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Registration and Partner Expo open at 9 a.m.; program begins at 10 a.m.

Venue: Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 
Please find more details below the program schedule.

Program Schedule
9:00 - 10:00
Registration & Morning Expo
Registration and Partner Expo are open. Breakfast is available. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome and Introduction
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and event moderator provide an overview of the day's program.
10:15 - 11:15
Building Your Parkinson’s Care Team
Panelists discuss the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and building a care team of other providers.
11:15 - 11:45
Partner Expo is open. Snacks, coffee and tea available.
11:45 - 12:45
Exploring the Latest in Parkinson’s Research
Researchers discuss progress, challenges and reasons for optimism in search for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.
12:45 - 1:30
Partner Expo is open. Boxed lunch is available.
1:30 - 2:00
Turning Education into Action
Community members share ways to get involved in Parkinson's research and care.
More Event Details

Parking: Parking is free for all attendees in the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood garage.

Accessibility: This event is fully accessible and is designed for people at every stage in their journey with Parkinson's.

Meals: Complimentary breakfast, snacks and boxed lunch will be provided to all registered attendees. Coffee, tea and water will also be available throughout the day. View the program schedule and more important details on our website.

We will send you reminder emails closer to the event with more on content and day-of logistics.

Cost: Free. There is no cost to attend Parkinson's IQ + You events, thanks to support from our generous sponsors.

More information is available in the FAQs

Meet the Moderators
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    Jimmy Choi

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2003, MJFF Patient Council Member

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    Sohini Chowdhury

    Chief Program Officer, MJFF

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team
Moderated by Jimmy Choi

  • Ihtsham Haq, MD

    Ihtsham ul Haq, MD

    Professor of Neurology and Chief, Movement Disorders Division, University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine

  • Dr. Lenny Carneiro

    Lenny Carneiro, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

    Dr. Physio Therapy & Wellness 

  • Donna Rajkovic

    Donna Rajkovic

    Team Fox fundraiser, living with Parkinson’s since 2012

  • Mike Rajkovic

    Mike Rajkovic

    Donna's husband & care partner, Team Fox fundraiser

  • Monica Vital

    Monica Vital, MS CCC SLP

    Licensed speech language pathologist, Head of Vital Voice and Speech

Exploring the Latest Parkinson's Research
Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

  • Malu Tansey

    Malú Tansey, PhD

    Norman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology and Director, Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center Of Excellence, University of Florida

  • Wendy Galpern

    Wendy Galpern, MD, PhD

    Senior Medical Director, Neuroscience, Johnson and Johnson Innovative Medicine

  • Shalini Padmanabhan.jpg

    Shalini Padmanabhan, PhD

    Vice President, Discovery & Translationsal Research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Turning Education into Action
Moderated by Jimmy Choi

  • Gail Hershkowitz

    Gail Hershkowitz

    National Plan to End Parkinson's advocate

  • Marcia Guberman

    Marcia Guberman

    PPMI study participant, founder of The Pocono Foxtrot 5k for Parkinson's Research, living with Parkinson's since 2013

  • Sharon Vesche

    Sharon Vesche

    Team Fox fundraiser, living with Parkinson's since 2017

Parkinson's IQ + You

Interested in attending the event?

Parkinson's IQ + You is free, but advance registration is highly recommended. Each registration is good for the admission of one person. If you have a family member or friend coming with you, please make sure they register as well. 

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