Register for the SFN Satellite Symposium

November 10 – 11, 2011
Washington, DC

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has asked investigators widely known for their work in biological pathways resulting in PD non-motor symptoms to the symposium to strategize around advancing the knowledge from research to practice and to present ideas on promising avenues of research likely to produce targets for therapies in PD. Don’t miss this unique opportunity and register today to participate in this symposium.

Don't miss this chance to submit your poster! Details below.

The XI NPF Symposium on PD: Targeting Non-Motor Symptoms will be held November 10-11 and will serve as a satellite meeting to the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC. Registration will be limited to 200 persons. Registration fees are $25 for students; $50 for postgraduate, $100 for others (includes breaks and lunch on both days).

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, November 10
8:00-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:00-11:00 a.m. Session 1- Autonomic Dysfunction
Chair: Ronald F. Pfeiffer, M.D.(University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
Michael D. Gershon, M.D. (Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons)
David Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D. (NINDS/NIH)
David Robertson, M.D. (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
Roy Freeman, M.D. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch / Poster Session
1:00-3:00 p.m. Session 2 - Depression
Chair: Laura Marsh, M.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
Andrew Miller, M.D. (Emory University School of Medicine)
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D. (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
George Aghajanian, M.D. (Yale University School of Medicine)
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:30 p.m. Session 3 - Cognitive Deficits
Chair: Thomas Montine, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Washington)
Alan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D. (Emory University School of Medicine)
Henry A. Lester, Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)
P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
David Sweatt, Ph.D. (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Friday, November 11
8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. Session 4 - Psychosis
Chair: A. John Stoessl, C.M., M.D., FRCPC (University of British Columbia)
Mark A Geyer, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)
Darryle Schoepp, Ph.D. (Neuroscience Merck Research Laboratories)
Robert Schwarcz, Ph.D. (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D. (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:45 a.m. Depression Panel Discussion
Leader: Laura Marsh, M.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
11:45-1:00 p.m. Lunch / Poster Session
1:00-1:45 p.m. Autonomic Dysfunction Panel Discussion
Leader: Ronald F. Pfeiffer, M.D.(University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
1:45-2:30 p.m. Cognitive Deficits Panel Discussion
Leader: Thomas Montine, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Washington)
2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-3:45 p.m. Psychosis Panel Discussion
Leader: A. John Stoessl, C.M., M.D., FRCPC (University of British Columbia)
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing remarks

Conference Location

The NPF's XIth Symposium on Parkinson's Disease: Targeting Non-Motor Symptoms will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City. For travel information or directions to the hotel, please review the city guide. Please be sure to register for this event by clicking on the registration link above.

Registration fees and Requirements

Fees for the symposiums are as follow:

  • $25 for Students
  • $50 for postgraduate
  • $100 for others

Students and postgraduate trainees must submit a letter from the chair, program director or academic official affirming status of student or trainee. Please fax by November 1st to 305-243-8155 to secure the discounted registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact  Nadia Romero at

Poster Submission

If you are interested in showcasing your poster on November 10 – 11, 2011, please submit your abstracts in pdf format to Nadia Romero at by October 3rd. Space is limited to 40 posters.. Actual poster board display is 8ft. wide x 4 ft. tall. Please review the Abstract Guidelines.

To download the Poster Submission Form please click here.

Note: Abstracts may be submitted by all attendees; however, it is required that you register for the Symposium to have your abstract considered.  Submitting an abstract does not automatically register you for the Symposium. You must register separately. To register for this Symposium, please click here.

Deadline: The deadline for abstracts is October 3rd, 2011.  You may submit your abstract electronically to Notification of acceptance will be sent on October 15th, 2011.

Poster Set-Up Information:

Set-up Hours: 
• Wednesday, November 9 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
• Thursday, November 10 beginning from 6:30–7:00 a.m.

Poster Hours:
• Thursday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m.-12:55 p.m. 
• Friday, November 11 from 11:45 a.m.-12:55 p.m.

Removal Hours:
• Thursday, November 9 after 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, November 10 after 3:00 p.m.

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