PD & Healthcare Policy

Education of Healthcare Administrators, Business and Industry Leaders

THURSDAY, Nov 13, Spartanburg Marriott Campus

Please pre-register here.

10:30 a.m., Welcome and Intro: Presenting the Problem

  • Lisa Cox, PDF Research Advocate
  • Tommy Stringer, Regional Committee Member
  • Rowena DeSailly-Chanson, MD, MPH, Neurology Spartanburg Regional Health System

10:40 a.m., Overview: PD in the Carolinas – The Disease and It’s Effect on the Whole Person –  A Growing Medical Problem

  • Vanessa Hinson, MD – Neurologist, Psychiatrist, MUSC

11:10 a.m., Parkinson’s Disease -The Economic Burden & Future Implications

  • Tim Dall, Managing Director Life Sciences, Washington, DC

11:40 a.m., Break: Networking and Lunch: Viable Solutions
(Transition to Right Side of Ball Room for Lunch and Continued Learning) – MJFF Film

Noon, Lunch: Speaker and Patient Panel,  Research Done Differently – Patient Panel: How Patients Can Influence Research

  • David Hickam, MD, MPH, Program Director for the Clinical Effectiveness, Research Program, PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) with a panel of People with Parkinson’s whom have worked with PCORI in some capacity.

12:45 p.m., Facilitating Research Through Collaboration

  • Karen Lackey, Director for Drug Discovery, MUSC

1:10 p.m., The Importance of Regional Networking to
Provide a Standard of Care for Every PwP

  • Nina Browner, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology,
    Clinical Director, Movement Disorders, UNC – Chapel Hill

1:45 p.m., Utilizing Technology To Facilitate Research and Access To More Specialized Care – Telemedicine

  • Christina Vaughan, MD, M.H.S.,
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, MUSC

2:05 p.m., BioInformatics and Translational Research

  • Les Lennert, MD, HSSC