Parkinson’s Disease: Let Knowledge Empower You!
Sponsored by the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
An educational event for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and the community.
8:30 AM REGISTRATION TABLE OPENS
Visit our exhibit tables and enjoy the continental breakfast.
9:30 AM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Diane Sherman, PhD
Coordinator of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Keith McAvoy, MD, MA, FAAN
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Neurology Section Chief, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester
9:45 AM AN OVERVIEW OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Rebecca Thompson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Movement Disorders Specialist, Department of Neurology and Medical Director, The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
- Epidemiology and PD risk factors
- Cardinal features of PD
- Common non-motor features of PD
- Basic medication classes
- Definition of “advanced PD” and introduction to advanced treatment options
10:45 AM BREAK
11:00 AM DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE: EVOLUTION AND INNOVATION
Joshua Aronson, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery and Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
- The role of DBS in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
- Innovations to improve patient comfort and safety during DBS surgery
- Future of DBS surgery and devices
12:00 PM LUNCH AND VISIT WITH OUR EXHIBITORS
1:15 PM UNDERSTANDING THE THERAPEUTIC USES OF CANNABIS
Mark Ledewitz, RN
Patient and Provider Education, Temescal Wellness
- Who is using therapeutic cannabis?
- What symptoms are people treating with cannabis?
- What are cannabinoids?
- Which ingestion method is best for me?
- What is my optimal dose?
- How to navigate the therapeutic cannabis program in New Hampshire
2:15 PM CLOSING REMARKS, ADJOURN
To register, fill out the registration form and mail with a check for $20 per person made payable to “Hitchcock Foundation” to:
Diane L. Sherman
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
Courtyard by Marriott
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Guest rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott are available at a discounted rate of $149 per night, plus tax (approximately $13.50). Please request the “Dartmouth-Hitchcock Foundation-Parkinson’s” when you reserve. Please call the Courtyard by Marriott directly if you wish to make a reservation: (603) 225-0303.
If you have questions, contact the Parkinson’s Center at DHMC: (603) 653-6672, Diane.L.Sherman@hitchcock.org.