Educational Events

Midwest Chapter Symposium: Understanding and Managing Pain in PD

Naperville Conference Center
1120 E Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
Virtual ( Zoom )
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CDT

Check-in, Lunch and Vendor Visits start at 12 p.m.

If you live with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and experience pain, you are not alone. Chronic pain is twice as common among people with PD as it is in people without it. In fact, more than 80 percent of people with PD report experiencing pain and many say it’s their most troubling non-motor symptom. Together with your community, learn about physical pain in Parkinson's disease, including why it happens, tools to manage pain, and the importance of movement.


Matthew Wodziak, MD
Rush University Medical Center, A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

Ala Elyaman, DO
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Mary Zalinger, PT, DPT, CLT
Senior Physical Therapist
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Caitlyn Seuschek, PT, DPT, NCS and PWR! Certified Therapist
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. This program is open to people with Parkinson's, their family, friends and the community.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is grateful for the unwavering support of our Program Sponsors. We invite you to view our full list of sponsors and learn more about them by visiting our Chapter Webpage.

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COVID SAFETY: The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff are our top priority. We continue to monitor CDC recommendations and will adhere to state and local COVID guidelines in place on the event day. Adjustments will be made if necessary.

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