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Parkinson’s IQ + You, Southern California

Join us in Carlsbad, CA 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 21, 2024,
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT
Registration and Partner Expo open at 9 a.m.; program begins at 10 a.m.

Venue: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009


Please find more details below the program schedule.

Program Schedule
9:00-10:00
Registration and Morning Expo
Registration and Partner Expo are open. Breakfast is available. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.
10:00-10:15
Welcome and Introduction
The Michael J. Fox Foundation and event moderator provide an overview of the day's program.
10:15-11:15
Building Your Parkinson's Care Team
Panelists discuss the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and building a care team of other providers.
11:15-11:45
Break
Partner Expo is open. Snacks, coffee and tea available.
11:45-12:45
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.
12:45-1:30
Lunch
Partner Expo is open. Boxed lunch is available.
1:30-2:00
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 in the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa parking lot. 

Accessibility: This event is fully accessible and is designed for people at every stage in their journey with Parkinson's. Assisted hearing devices will be available at check-in.

Translation Services: There will be live Spanish-language translation of programming offered at this event. Register to reserve headsets for your party. There will also be Spanish-language written materials and bilingual staff available to answer questions. 

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.

Cost: Free. There is no cost to attend Parkinson's IQ + You events, thanks to support from our generous sponsors. 

We will send you reminder emails closer to the event with more on content and day-of logistics. More information is available in the FAQs

Meet the Moderators
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    Jimmy Choi

    Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2003; Patient Council Member, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

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    Mark Frasier, PhD

    Co-Chief Science Officer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

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

Southern California Sponsors

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