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Parkinson's IQ + You, Seattle

Join us in Seattle, Washington on September 9, 2023, 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, September 9, 2023
Registration and Partner Expo open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 9 a.m.

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside (900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004)

Please find more details below in 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 and American Ninja Warrior

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    Sohini Chowdhury

    Chief Program Officer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Meet the Expert Panelists, Building Your Parkinson's Care Team Moderated by Jimmy Choi
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    Ben and Heidi Petrick

    Former Major League Baseball Player and person living with PD for over two decades

    Care Partner and Team Fox supporter

  • Jennifer Witt Headshot.jpg

    Jennifer L. Witt, MD

    Neurologist at EvergreenHealth Kirkland, Seattle, WA

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    Nate Coomer, PT, DPT, NCS

    Physical therapist working with people living with neurologic diagnoses, including Parkinson's disease

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    Sarah Belfit, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS

    Speech Language Pathologist in Seattle, WA

Exploring the Latest Research Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury
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    Nicole Polinski, PhD

    Director, Research Programs, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • Ian Peikon Headshot.jpg

    Ian Peikon, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, Cajal Neuroscience Inc. 

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    Cyrus P. Zabetian, MD

    Neurology Specialist, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

Turning Education into Action Moderated by Jimmy Choi
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    Bryan Hill

    Team Fox member and American Ninja Warrior living with early-onset Parkinson's disease 

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    Scott Usher

    Parkinson's advocate living with Parkinson's disease

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    Susan Levy

    Research volunteer in MJFF's landmark study and care partner for mom who lived with Parkinson's disease

More Event Details

Parking: Parking is free for all attendees in the Hyatt Regency Bellevue On Seattle's Eastside parking garage. 

Accessibility: Programming will take place in the Grand Ballroom on the 2nd Floor.

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

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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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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