Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Free Bilingual Care Partner Summit

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Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Free Bilingual Care Partner Summit
Summit is now an online-only event, in-person elements are postponed

MIAMI & NEW YORK – March 24, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation announced that the 2020 Care Partner Summit, or Cumbre Para Cuidadores, a free program for care partners of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will be an online-only event. The event takes place online on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.

“The Parkinson’s Foundation Care Partner Summit helps to prepare care partners with tools and resources to make life better for themselves and their loved one with PD,” said John L. Lehr, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation.  “This event also allows us to address the needs and priorities of our care partner community and support them throughout every stage of their PD journey.” 

The Care Partner Summit program will focus on a series of panels covering key care partner topics including cognitive changes, mental health, self-care, practical planning and more. Expert panelists will answer questions submitted by summit participants. The in-person elements of the event, including the live Miami program and all viewing parties along with the current agenda will be postponed until May 15, 2021.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the presenting sponsor of the Parkinson’s Foundation Care Partner Summit, which will offer encouragement, education and access to much-needed resources to those caring for people with PD. ACADIA shares a passion for improving the lives of people with central nervous system disorders like Parkinson’s disease. They are a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders, including hallucinations and delusions associated with PD.

“ACADIA is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this important initiative to support Parkinson’s disease caregivers and the development of educational tools and resources for the patient community,” said Ponni Subbiah, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer at ACADIA.

The 2020 Care Partner Summit is available online through any streaming device such as a TV, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. All care partners in the PD community are welcome to attend the free summit online. Register for the Care Partner Summit at Parkinson.org/Summit  or Parkinson.org/Cumbre or call our free Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636). The webcast will be recorded and archived for watching at your convenience.

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About the Parkinson’s Foundation 
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

About Parkinson’s Disease 
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

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