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Parkinson's IQ + You

Parkinson’s IQ + You, Houston

Join us in Houston, Texas on June 8, 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, June 8, 2024,
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Registration and Partner Expo open at 9 a.m.; program begins at 10 a.m.

Venue: Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

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: Parking is free for all attendees with a validation ticket at the hotel garage.

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

  • headshot

    Sohini Chowdhury

    Chief Program Officer, MJFF

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team
Moderated by Jimmy Choi

  • Claudia Revilla Headshot

    Claudia Garrido-Revilla

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2010

  • Carlos Revilla

    Care partner to wife Claudia

  • Jon Atucha Headshot

    Jon Toledo Atucha, MD, PhD,

    Movement Disorder Specialist, Houston Methodist

  • Kathleen Crist, LMSW

    Executive Director, Houston Area Parkinson Society

  • Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

    Director of Outreach, Houston Area Parkinson Society

  • Angie Ruiz, MS, CCC-SLP

    Supervising Speech Language Pathologist, Post Acute Medical

Exploring the Latest Parkinson's Research
Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

  • Bradford Casey headshot

    Bradford Casey, PhD

    Senior Associate Director, Research Programs, Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • Spring headshot

    Spring (Bahareh) Behrouz, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer, Vincere Biosciences

  • Mya Schiess headshot

    Mya C. Schiess, MD, FANA

    Professor of Neurology, Adriana Blood Distinguished Chair in Neurology; Division Chief of UTMOVE, Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases; UTHealth Neurosciences at UTHealth McGovern Medical School 

Turning Education into Action
Moderated by Jimmy Choi

  • Maria De Leon Headshot

    María de León, MD

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2008

  • Israel Headshot

    Israel Robledo

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2007

  • Pam Wood Headshot

    Pam Wood

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2012

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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