Annual Parkinson’s Disease Conference

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Date(s) - 20 Jun 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lutheran Church of Hope

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“Ya Gotta Move It!”

Annual Iowa Parkinson Disease Conference

Friday, June 20, 2014 – 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Lutheran Church of Hope

925 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Register in the following ways:


We are accepting walk-ins on the conference day.



Iowa Chapter of the APDA | UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Teva Pharmaceuticals | US World Meds | Medtronic | UCB


Hotel Accommodations

We have room blocks at the Spring Hill Suites and the Fairfield Inn in West Des Moines, just down the street from the Lutheran Church of Hope. Please mention the American Parkinson Disease Association Conference to get the rate of $94. This rate is only available until Thursday, June 5.

Spring Hill Suites, 1236 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266, Call 515-223-9005 to reserve

Fairfield Inn, 7225 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266, Call 515-225-6100 to reserve


Conference Agenda/Topics (Download Session Summaries)

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Registration and Exhibits
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.: Morning Movement Sessions

  • Does Parkinson’s Stress You Out? Try Harp Music! – Tami Briggs, Therapeutic Harpist
  • Delay the Disease Session – David Zid, Co-Founder of the Delay the Disease Exercise Program

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome by Iowa Chapter of the APDA Board Members and Staff

9:15 – 9:55 a.m.:Exercise: The Newest Drug for Parkinson’s Disease – David Zid, Delay the Disease, Co- Founder of Delay the Disease™

9:55 – 10:05 a.m.: Delay the Disease Exercise Break

10:05 – 10:40 a.m.: Let Go and Care – Kari Berit, Aging and Caregiving Specialist

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.: Got Stress? Try Music Relief – Tami Briggs, Therapeutic Music/Harpist

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.: Break

11:20 – 11:55 a.m.: Parkinson’s Disease & Urinary Incontinence/Voiding Dysfunction – Stephanie Pothoven,
DO, Urologist, The Iowa Clinic

11:55 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Lunch

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.: Moving to a New Beat: Exploring the Benefits of Music in PD – Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, ISU Researcher, Neuroscientist and Music Therapist

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Breakout Session 1

  • Caregiver Topic: Parkinson’s 101 For Families – Holly Bonasera, Parkinson’s Wellness Consultant
  • Living with Parkinson’s – Q and A with the Iowa Chapter of the APDA board members
  • An Overview of Parkinson’s – Lynn K. Struck, MD
  • Deep-Brain Stimulation – Jeremy Greenelee, MD
  • Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease: Discover the Brain Food in your Kitchen! Sarah Kent, MD, RD, CD
  • LSVT Loud – Courtney Huber, SLP, Speech Therapist
  • Forget Less, Remember More – Kari Berit, Aging and Caregiving Specialist

2:20 – 3:00 p.m.Breakout Session 2

  • Delay the Disease Exercise Session with DTD Exercise Instructors
  • LSVT BIG – Jess Borysiewicz, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist & Gail McGaughy, MPT, C/NDT, CLT, Physical Therapist
  • Aquatic Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease: Improving Functional Mobility, Mary Rosenberg, PT,DPT, ATRIC
  • Zumba Gold, Dance Fitness with Maryellen & Tracee – Tracee Saltz and Maryellen Krantz, Zumba Gold Instructors
  • (Repeat Session) Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease: Discover the Brain Food in your Kitchen! Sarah Kent, MD, RD, CD

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.Main Auditorium Session: Motor Fluctuations – Lynn Struck, MD, Neurologist, UnityPoint Health Sub-Specialty Clinics