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Parkinson's IQ + You, Chicago

Parkinson's IQ + You, Chicago took place on October 1, 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, October 1, 2022; 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CT
Registration and Partner Expo open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 9:30 a.m. CT

Venue: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel  
1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173 

COVID-19 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, Chicago. 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 open. 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. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available.
11:30 - 12:45
Exploring the Latest Parkinson’s Research
Researchers discuss progress, challenges and reasons for optimism in the 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.
Boxed Lunch Available
More Event Details

Parking: Parking is free for all attendees in the Convention Center parking lot. When entering the hotel, please make a left and there will be a section reserved for event parking. There are 26 handicapped spots. 

Accessibility: The event will take place on the ground level in the Schaumburg Ballroom. There is a separate entrance to the ballroom that can be accessed via a short walk from the Convention Center parking lot. 

Meals: Registered participants will enjoy complimentary 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 our 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. 

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

Meet the Moderators
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    Larry Gifford

    MJFF Patient Council Member, Podcast Host, Co-founder of PD Avengers

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    Sohini Chowdhury

    MJFF Deputy CEO and Head of Research

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team
Moderated by Larry Gifford

  • Claudia Revilla and her husband Carlos Revilla

    Claudia Revilla and her husband, Carlos

    Living with PD since 2010

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    Paulina Gonzalez-Latapi, MD, MSc

    Northwestern University

  • Carrie McBreen headshot

    Carrie McBreen, MS, CCC-SLP

    Lake City Speech & Voice Therapy, PLLC

  • Adam Burns headshot

    Adam Burns, PT, DPT, NCS

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Exploring the Latest Parkinson's Research
Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

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    Bradford Casey, PhD

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • Danielle Larson headshot

    Danielle Larson, MD

    Northwestern University

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    Cindy Zadikoff, MD, MSc


Turning Education into Action
Moderated by Larry Gifford

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    Jimmy Choi and his wife, Cherryl

    Living with PD since 2003

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    Bill Bucklew

    Living with PD since 2010

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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National Partners

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