Educational Events

8th Annual Symposium on Parkinson's

The Venue at Lenoir City
7690 Creekwood Park Boulevard
Lenoir City, TN 37772
9:00 am to 2:30 pm EST

In-person check-in and breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.

Presented by The Cole Center for Parkinson's & Movement Disorders, join us in-person or virtually for the 8th Annual Parkinson's Symposium.  Topics will include Functional Neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease, Non-Medication Treatment Options, The Future of Parkinson's Care and more.


Shadi Barbu, MD, Movement Disorders Specialist
DBS Medical Director, The Cole Center
UT Medical Center

Carter Gerard, MD
Functional Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgical Associates
UT Medical Center

Luis Zayas, MD, PT, Movement Disorders Specialist
Outreach Medical Director, The Cole Center
UT Medical Center

Christopher Tolleson, MD, MPH, Movement Disorders Specialist
Medical Director, The Cole Center
UT Medical Center

Alberto Espay, MD, MSc, FAAN, FANA, Movement Disorders Specialist
Professor and Endowed Chair – James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Cincinnati
President-Elect of the Pan-American Section of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society

For in-person attendees: Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.

For virtual attendees: The live stream starts at 9 a.m.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by September 29, 2023. This program is open to people with Parkinson's, their family, friends and the community.

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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