Educational Events

Advances in Treatment & the Search for a Cure

Cadence Bank Arena and Conference Center
375 East Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
10:00 am to 1:00 pm CDT
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Parkinson’s Research and Care: Advances in Treatment & the Search for a Cure

Check-in & Exhibitor Booths Open at 9:15 a.m. CST

Participants will learn how research helps shape treatments and identify new care strategies for managing Parkinson's symptoms. This program will also provide information on where we stand in the search for a cure, and what that would mean for people affected by Parkinson's today and future generations.

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

Marissa Dean, MD

Assistant Professor | Division of Movement Disorders | Department of Neurology
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

William Owens, MD
Mid-South Neurology

Agenda CST

9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Check-in and Exhibitor Booths Open

10:00 a.m.- 10:10 a.m.

Annie Long, Parkinson's Foundation

10:10 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Advances in Parkinson's Disease Treatment
William Owens, MD
Mid-South Neurology

10:45 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Fitness Break: Tai Chi
Stephen Thompson

11:00 a.m.-11:35 a.m.

The Latest in Parkinson's Research & the Search for a Cure
Marissa Dean, MD
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

11:35 a.m.- 12:05 p.m.

Question & Answer Session

12:05 p.m.- 12:25 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:25 p.m.- 12:55 p.m.

Person with Parkinson's and Care Partner Panel

12:55 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Annie Long
Parkinson's Foundation


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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