SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*Registration and breakfast
start at 8:30am
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Join us for the region’s most comprehensive one-day conference focused on improving the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s disease. Whether you or a loved one was recently diagnosed, or are living with the challenges of Parkinson’s disease, this event helps share information and guidance on how to empower you and your family.
Don't miss a special keynote address by Davis Phinney, world renowned professional cyclist, Olympic medalist and shining example of how to truly live with Parkinson's disease. Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000. His tenacity coupled with his infectious positive attitude and dedication to exercise and overall wellness laid the groundwork for the Davis Phinney Foundation, which he founded to help to inspire and inform those living with Parkinson's disease.
This year's conference also features Alexander Tressor. Alexander immigrated to the US from Russia in his teens and became a ballet master, dancing and teaching around the world. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007, Alexander was determined to make modifications to his diet, exercise routine, and overall lifestyle and continues to notice considerable improvement in his tremors, cognitive functions, mood, and overall stability. He will share some of his strategies from his Parkinson’s on the Move Program.
Speakers for the additional sessions include:
- Polly Dawkins, Executive Director, Davis Phinney Foundation, Boulder, CO
- Al Condeluci, PhD, Retired CEO, Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
- Valerie Suski, DO, Clinical Director, Movement Disorders, UPMC*
- Timothy Leichliter, MD, Medical Director, Cahouet Center for Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care, AHN