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Parkinson's IQ + You

Parkinson's IQ + You, Mid-Atlantic

Join us in Delaware on May 6, 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, May 6, 2023, 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
Registration and Partner Expo open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 9 a.m.

Venue: Chase Center on the Riverfront (815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801)

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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    Sohini Chowdury

    Chief Program Officer, MJFF

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team

Moderated by Jimmy Choi

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    Justin Martello, MD

    Neurologist at Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

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    Stacy Gandia, MPT, LSVT BIG Cert

    Physical Therapist at Christiana Care, Newark, DE 

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    Julie McCauley, MS, CCC-SLP

    Speech-Language Pathologist, Lead Clinical Educator, University of Delaware Speech-Language Hearing Clinic

Exploring the Latest Research

Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

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    Jamie Eberling

    Senior Vice President, Research Resources, MJFF

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    Jacob Marcus, PhD

    Director of Neuroscience Discovery, Merck and Co, Inc.

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    Whitley Aamodt, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Hospital

Turning Education into Action

Moderated by Jimmy Choi

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    Kathy and Joe Holden

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011, Team Fox Fundraiser

    Care Partner, Team Fox Fundraiser


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    Marge Flemming-Smith

    MJFF Policy Advocate

More Event Details

Parking:  Parking is complimentary in the Chase Center on the Riverfront Parking Lot.

Accessibility: All event programming will take place on the main level in the Governors Hall and Wilmington Hall.

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

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

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.

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