Medical Education

For Physicians, Residents, Students, Nurses, Home Health Workers, Pharmacists, & Allied Health Therapists

FRIDAY, November 14, 2014  |  Pre-Registration required. Eventbrite - Parkinson's Disease Southern Symposium - Medical Education

The Chapman Cultural Center and USC Upstate George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, Marriott Campus


8:30 a.m.Registration, Exhibits, and Poster Session

9:00 a.m., Welcome and Introductions

  • Bruce Holstien, President Spartanburg Health System
  • Katharine Gibb, Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing, USC Upstate


9:15 a.m.Why the Study of Neurological Disease is Important:
The Devastating Effect of Movement Disorders

  • Mark Stacy, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director of Movement Disorder Clinic; Vice Dean of Clinical Trials and Research, Duke University Medical Center

10:00 a.m.Break, Networking, Exhibits


10:15 a.m.Promising Research

  • Film Introduction: David Standaert, MD, PhD, John A. Whitaker Professor and Chair, Neurology, UAB
  • Presenter: Joohi Jimenez Shahed, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine at Houston


11:00 a.m.Issues of Hospitalization, Medicine, and the
Secrets to Success for the Parkinson’s Patient

  • Michael Okun, MD, Director of Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida

11:45 a.m.Transition next door to “George” building, USCUpstate School of Business

12:00 p.m., LUNCH & LEARN

Medications: Doses, Side Effects, Interactions (via technology)

  • Introduction: Rowena DeSailly-Chanson, MD, Neuro Hospitalist, SRHS
  • Presenter: Mark Stacy, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director of Movement Disorder Clinic, Vice Dean of Clinical Trials and Research, Duke University Medical Center

1:00 p.m., BREAKOUT SESSION #1

  • Moderators: Vanessa Hinson, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC; Christina Vaughan, MD, MHS, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC; Kathleen Woschkolup, MD, Neurologist, GHS

1. Q and A (MDs with PD): A Doctor’s View

  • Panel:  Karen Jaffe, MD, OBGYN, Cleveland, Ohio; Mike Dennis, MD, Pediatrician, Mills River, NC; Roy Berry, MD, Pediatrician, Spartanburg, SC

2. Clinical Neuropsychology: Understanding How Parkinson’s Affects Mood and Memory

  • Shawn McClintock, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, Duke University School of Medicine; Clinical Neuropsychologist

3. Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Parkinson’s Disease

  • Marcas M. Bamman, PhD, Professor, UAB Dept of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology; Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine; University of Alabama at Birmingham; Investigator, Birmingham/Atlanta GRECC; Birmingham VA Medical Center

4. Parkinson’s, A Complex Disease: The Autonomic and Behavioral Aspects of PD

  • Jorge Juncos, MD, Emory Healthcare Center

5. Educating Health Professionals In Delivering Bad News

  • Victoria Poillucci, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Duke Neurology/Movement Disorders Center

1:45 p.m., BREAKOUT SESSION #2

Moderators: Vanessa Hinson, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC; Christina Vaughan, MD, MHS, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC

1. Q & A: Ask an Expert
* Making a PD Diagnosis; Physical Evaluation; Mock Patient Exam; Interpretation of DaT Scan
* Medicines:  Levodopa vs. Dopamine Agonists, Interesting Case Studies
* What Every Community MD Needs to Know about PD

  • Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Kathleen Woschkolup, MD, Neurologist, GHS
  • Patrick Hickey, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center
  • Julie Kurek, MD, Georgia Regents University

2. DBS – A Brief Description: When is surgery the best option?  

  • Harrison Walker, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UAB, School of Medicine

3.  What Families Dealing with Chronic Illness Need from Healthcare Providers

  • Lynn Ross, LMSW, Emory University School of Medicine

4. PD Is Much More Than A Movement Disorder: Cognitive and Non Motor Symptoms

  • Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, University of Colorado

2:30 p.m., Break and Exhibits

2:45 p.m., BREAKOUT SESSION #3

1. Q & A with ALL clinicians, researchers facilitating

2. Introduction To PWR! Exercise for Brain Change

  • Amy Marriott, PT, Cone Health, Greensboro

3. The Value of One’s Voice: Speech and Music Therapy

  • Patti Meese, member Tremble Clefs
  • Steve Quam, MM, MT-BC, Anderson, SC
  • Lucy Butler, CCC/SLP, Hendersonville, NC

3:15-3:45 p.m., Tremble Clefs, A Parkinson’s Choir: Join Steve Skinner, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, and PwPs in the Grand Lobby of the “George.”