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Parkinson's IQ + You, Bay Area

Parkinson's IQ + You, Bay Area took place on December 3, 2022.

Parkinson's IQ + You is a 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. 

To register for events in other cities, visit the main Parkinson's IQ + You page.

Event Details

Date and Time: Saturday, December 3, 2022; 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. PT
Check-in and Partner Expo open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 9:30 a.m. PT

Venue: Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

COVID Precautions: Your safety is our top priority. COVID-19 precautions and the health and safety of our community remain at the forefront of our team’s efforts. All guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend Parkinson’s IQ + You, Bay Area. In addition, masks will be required when not eating or drinking.

Please find more details below the program schedule.

Program Schedule
8:00 – 9:30
Registration and Morning Expo
Registration and Partner Expo are open. Breakfast is available. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.
9:30 – 9:45
Welcome and Introduction
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and event moderator provide an overview of the day's program.
9:45 – 10:45
Building Your Parkinson’s Care Team
Panelists discuss the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and building a care team of other providers.
10:45 – 11:30
Partner Expo is open. Boxed lunch will be available as well as coffee, tea, water and snacks.
11:30 - 12:45
Exploring the Latest Parkinson’s Research
Researchers discuss progress, challenges and reasons for optimism in search for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.
12:45 - 1:15
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 Convention Center Parking Lot on 550 10th Street. There is a parking entrance on Clay Street and on 12th Street. A ticket validation will be provided at the registration table.

Accessibility: The event will take place in Exhibit Hall West on the main floor of the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Meals: Registered participants will enjoy complimentary breakfast, snacks and boxed lunches to go. There will also be coffee, tea, water and soft drinks provided throughout the day. We will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions. If you have any major concerns, please reach out to us directly at

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

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. 

Meet the Moderators
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    Larry Gifford

    Patient Council Member, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF); Podcast Host; Co-founder, PD Avengers

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    Sohini Chowdhury

    Deputy CEO and Head of Research, MJFF

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team
Moderated by Larry Gifford

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    Kathe Friel and her husband, Dan

    Person with Parkinson’s and care partner

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    Chadwick Christine, MD

    Movement Disorder Specialist, University of California, San Francisco

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    Alexander Dien, PT, DPT, NCS

    Physical Therapist, University of California, San Francisco

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    Lyssa Rome, MS, CCC-SLP

    Speech Therapist, Private Practice

Exploring the Latest Parkinson's Research
Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

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    Jamie Eberling, PhD

    Senior Vice President, Research Resources, MJFF

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    Carlie Tanner, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

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    Matthew Troyer, MD

    Senior Vice President and Head of Early Clinical, Denali Therapeutics

Turning Education into Action
Moderated by Larry Gifford

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    Matt Ackerman

    Person with Parkinson's

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    Jimmy Choi

    Person with Parkinson's

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    Dave Iverson

    Person with Parkinson's

Event Sponsors

These events are brought to you by ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, with support provided by Neurocrine Biosciences and additional industry partners.* Partner support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson’s community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research.

*Those industry partners include Abbott Laboratories, Acorda Therapeutics, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Avion Pharmaceuticals, BlueRock Therapeutics, GE Healthcare, Kyowa Kirin, Lundbeck, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and Supernus Pharmaceuticals.

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