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Parkinson's IQ + You

Parkinson's IQ + You, Tri-state

Parkinson's IQ + You, Tri-state took place on November 12, 2022.

Parkinson's IQ + You is a 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. 

To register for events in other cities, visit the main Parkinson's IQ + You page.

Event Details

Date and Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022; 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Check-in and Partner Expo open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 9:30 a.m. ET

Venue: Hilton Meadowlands
Two Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073

COVID-19 Precautions: Your safety is our top priority. COVID-19 precautions and the health and safety of our community remain at the forefront of our team’s efforts. All guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend Parkinson’s IQ + You, Tri-state. In addition, masks will be required when not eating or drinking.

Please find more details below the program schedule.

Program Schedule
8:00 - 9:30
Registration and Morning Expo
Registration and Partner Expo open. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available throughout the day.
9:30 - 9:45
Welcome and Introduction
9:45 - 10:45
Building Your Parkinson’s Care Team
Panelists discuss the importance of seeing a movement disorder specialist and building a care team of other providers.
10:45 - 11:30
Partner Expo is open. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available.
11:30 - 12:45
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.
12:45 - 1:15
Turning Education into Action
Community members share ways to get involved in Parkinson's research and care.
Boxed Lunch Available
More Event Details

Parking: Parking is free for all attendees at the Hilton Meadowlands. There is an open parking lot surrounding the hotel with spots reserved for the event. Please note no ticket or validation is required. (Please disregard signs in the lot to use an app to pay — parking is free for all attendees.)

Accessibility: The event will take place in the Diamond Court Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the hotel. When entering the hotel lobby from the parking lot, please use the escalators or elevators to access the 2nd floor.

Meals: Registered participants will enjoy complimentary snacks and boxed lunches to go. 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 our 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.

To register for events in other cities, visit the main Parkinson's IQ + You page.

Meet the Moderators
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    Larry Gifford

    MJFF Patient Council Member, Podcast Host, Co-founder of PD Avengers

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    Sohini Chowdhury

    Deputy CEO and Head of Research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Meet the Expert Panelists

Building Your Parkinson's Care Team
Moderated by Larry Gifford

  • Debra Magid and her husband, Jim Grant

    Person with Parkinson's and loved one

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    Rachel Dolhun, MD

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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    Jessica Galgano, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Open Lines Speech and Communication

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    Victoria Cicchetti, PT, DPT

    Life Time Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care

Exploring the Latest Parkinson's Research
Moderated by Sohini Chowdhury

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    Shalini Padmanabhan, PhD

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

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    Ken Marek, MD

    Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders

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    Christine Kim, MD

    Columbia University

Turning Education into Action
Moderated by Larry Gifford

  • Jeff Krantz

    Person with Parkinson's

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    Andrea Mannix

    Person with Parkinson's

Event Sponsors

These events are brought to you by ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, with support provided by Neurocrine Biosciences and additional industry partners.* Partner support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson’s community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research.

*Those industry partners include Abbott Laboratories, Acorda Therapeutics, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Avion Pharmaceuticals, BlueRock Therapeutics, GE Healthcare, Kyowa Kirin, Lundbeck, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and Supernus Pharmaceuticals.

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National Partners

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