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Parkinson's IQ + You, Denver

Join us in Denver on June 24, 2023, for this 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, June 24, 2023, 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. MT
Registration and Partner Expo open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 9 a.m.

Venue: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Please find more details below the program schedule.

Program Schedule
8:00 – 9:00
Registration and Morning Expo
Registration and Partner Expo are open. Breakfast is available. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Introduction
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and event moderator provide an overview of the day's program.
9:15 – 10:15
Building Your Parkinson’s Care Team
Panelists discuss the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and building a care team of other providers.
10:15 - 10:45
Partner Expo is open. Snacks, Coffee and Tea Available
10:45 - 11:45
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.
11:45 - 12:45
Partner Expo is open. Boxed lunch is available.
12:45 - 1:15
Turning Education into Action
Community members share ways to get involved in Parkinson's research and care.
Meet the Moderators
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    Jimmy Choi

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

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    Mark Frasier, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, MJFF

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team

Moderated by Jimmy Choi

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    Samantha Holden, MD, MS, FAAN

    Movement Disorders and Cognitive Neurologist, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

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    Dr. Meredith Roberts Lo PT, DPT

    Neuro Rehabilitative Physical Therapist, Roberts Empowered Movement Center, Aurora, CO

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    Angela Halpern, MS, CCC-SLP

    Chief Clinical Officer, LSVT LOUD at LSVT Global, Denver, CO

Exploring the Latest in Parkinson's Research

Moderated by Mark Frasier, PhD

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    Barbara Marebwa, PhD

    Associate Director, MJFF

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    Amy Amara, PhD

    Board certified Neurologist, Aurora, Colorado; Professor, Neurology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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    Marcel Van Der Brug, PhD

    Vice President, Genetics and Data Sciences, Neuron23

Turning Education into Action

Moderated by Jimmy Choi

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    Morgan Fixel

    Care Partner, Board Member at Challenge Aspen

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    Lauren Williams

    Founder, Pedaling 4 Parkinson's

More Event Details

Parking: Parking is free for all attendees in the Sheraton Denver Downtown parking garage. 

Accessibility: Programming will take place in the Plaza Ballroom on the Concourse Level in the Plaza Building.

Meals: Registered participants will enjoy complimentary breakfast, snacks and boxed lunches. 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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Parkinson’s IQ + You is brought to you with support by industry partners. Partner support allows The Michael J. Fox Foundation to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson’s community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research.


National Partners

National Partners
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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