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Parkinson's IQ + You

Parkinson’s IQ + You, Detroit

Join us in Detroit, Michigan on May 4, 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, May 4, 2024, 9a.m. – 2p.m. ET 

Registration and Partner Expo open at 9a.m.; program begins at 10a.m. 

Venue: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center 

Please find more details below the program schedule. 

Program Schedule
Registration & Morning Expo
Registration and Partner Expo are open. Breakfast is available. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.
Welcome and Introduction
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and event moderator provide an overview of the day's program.
Building Your Parkinson’s Care Team 
Panelists discuss the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and building a care team of other providers.
Partner Expo is open. Snacks, coffee and tea available.
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.
Partner Expo is open. Boxed lunch is available. 
Turning Education into Action
Community members share ways to get involved in Parkinson's research and care.
More Event Details

Parking: Both valet and self-parking are free for all attendees with a validation ticket from our event's registration table. Valet is available at the main entrance of the Marriott; self-parking is available in the SP+ Garage located at 414 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243

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

  • Steve Park

    Steve Park

    Living with Parkinson's since 2006

  • Carol Park

    Carol Park

    Steve's wife and care partner

  • Angee Ludwa

    Angee Ludwa, MPT

    Director of Exercise, Michigan Parkinson Foundation

  • Anna Cedoz, MA, CCC-SLP

    Speech Language Pathologist at Henry Ford Health

  • Aaron Ellenbogen, DO

    Movement Disorder Specialist

Exploring the Latest Parkinson's Research
Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

  • Nicole Polinski

    Nicole Polinski

    Director, Research Resources, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • Cindy Zadikoff

    Cindy Zadikoff, MD, MSc

    Senior Medical Director, AbbVie

  • Kelvin Chou, MD, FAAN

    Alexander S. and Gabriella Karp Professor of Neurology, Co-Director, Division of Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, University of Michigan

Turning Education into Action
Moderated by Jimmy Choi

  • Donna Rajkovic

    Donna Rajkovic

    Living with Parkinson's since 2012

  • Jeff Jacobs

    Jeff Jacobs

    Care partner to spouse living with Parkinson's

  • Nancy Edmunds

    Nancy Edmunds

    Living with Parkinson's since 2010

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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