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Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Parkinson's Disease Patient Rehabilitation

Featured Speakers:

Jacob Joseph, MD
Mya Schiess, MD
Joseph Jankovic, MD
Erin Furr-Stimming, MD
Joohi Shahed-Jimenez, MD
Eugene Lai, MD, PhD
Laura Wu, MD, PhD
Hilary Touchett MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS
Heather Smith, MA, CCC-SLP
Randi Carrabba, daughter & caregiver of a patient with Parkinson's disease

Course Date:

June 15-16, 2018

Time:

Friday, June 15 - Registration 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lecture 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, June 16 - Registration 7:30am - 8:00am, Lecture 8:00am – 5:00pm
Conference Adjourns - Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 pm

Location:

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
South Tower Conference Center, Main Entrance
Conference Rooms A-F
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

(I-610 and Ella Blvd, The Heights)

Parking:

Parking available in Garage 2, $6 per visit

Hotel:

A room block with special room rate for conference participants has been made available at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria
5353 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: 713-585-2712

You can make reservations through the special block here.

Target Audience

Physicians, PMR, nursing, PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP, pharmacists, neuropsychologists, Physician Assistants, nurse practitioners, vocational counselors, social workers, case managers

Description

This 2 day conference provides a comprehensive, evidence based review and update on the rehabilitation for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders throughout the care continuum.
The focus of this conference is to present evidence from which the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team can develop an evidence-based clinical framework to effectively manage patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Conference will cover a wide variety of topics in the field of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Rehabilitation. Topics will include evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies that can be applied to clinical practice in rehabilitation. Day 1 consists of general sessions intended for all participants with discipline-specific break-out sessions throughout the day on day 2.
A combined format of lectures, case presentations and panel discussions will provide a thorough review of the differential diagnosis and treatment of these movement disorders. Active audience participation is strongly encouraged.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the multidisciplinary team in the management of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.
  • Describe the pathophysiologic changes in the neurologic system and the correlating clinical presentation.
  • Implement appropriate motor and non-motor symptom management for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders undergoing rehabilitation.
  • Critically appraise and integrate the current evidence based clinical treatment approaches for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at all stages of the disease.

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Interactive dialogue, written evaluation

Highlighted Speakers

Jacob Joseph, MD

Jacob Joseph, MD

P. Jacob Joseph, M.D., is the Medical Director of the International Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, the Clinical Chief for Specialty Rehabilitation Programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann and he is the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Dr. Joseph joined the medical staff at TIRR Memorial Hermann after completing his residency at The University of Washington in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in June 2010. He received his medical degree in 2006 at McGovern Medical School and completed internship and residency at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Joseph is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School. As an attending physician at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Dr. Joseph’s primary focus is on caring for patients recovering from traumatic brain injury and neurological trauma. His clinical and research interests include spasticity management and electrodiagnostic medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment - Paid Medical Directorship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Mya Schiess, MD

Mya Schiess, MD

Dr. Mya Schiess is Professor of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Vice Chair of the department. She also serves as Director of the Movement Disorders clinic and fellowship program. Her hospital appointments include Hermann Memorial, LBJ- Harris County Hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann and Methodist in Houston.

Dr. Schiess completed the MD program at the University of New Mexico, followed by a residency in Neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center Southwestern in Dallas, where she also completed a research fellowship in neurophysiology and pharmacology.

Dr. Schiess was honored as recipient of The Adriana Blood Endowed Chair in Neurology. She has served as co- or principal-investigator for multiple studies and currently her central research endeavors are focused on identifying the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease, identifying reliable biomarkers early in the disease process, and in developing effective neuroprotective therapies. Among her other areas of ongoing research are the role of deep brain stimulation on cognitive function and slowing disease progression, the role of neuropeptides and cytokines in neurodegeneration and the development of classification criteria for subtypes of Parkinson disease.

Dr. Schiess is on the Editorial Board for Archives of Neurology. Some of her recent publications are as co-author of the chapter "Rehabilitation of persons with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders", in Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice,2005; Dissociating Cognitive Deficits involved in voluntary eye movement dysfunctions in Parkinson’s disease patients, Neuropsychologia, 2006; Consensus Panel Recommendations for the Use of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy in Post-Stroke Spastic Hypertonia, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2006; Levodopa slows prosaccades and improves antisaccades : An eye movement study in Parkinson’s Disease, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2007; “Serum Uric Acid and Parkinson Disease: Potential Biomarker for Nigrostriatal Failure” Archives of Neurology, 2008.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Medtronic Consultant, Medtronic Registry Grant, and Medtronic Data Set Review
  • Non-financial: HAPS Medical Advisory Board

Joseph Jankovic, MD

Joseph Jankovic, MD

Joseph Jankovic, MD is Professor of Neurology, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, and Founder and Director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC), Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Under the direction of Dr. Jankovic the PDCMDC has been recognized as "Center of Excellence" by the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Huntington Disease Society of America, and the Tourette Association of America.

Past president of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and of the International Neurotoxin Association, Dr. Jankovic has been recognized as an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, French Neurological Society, and the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society. Selected as a “Great Teacher” by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many awards including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Movement Disorders Research Award, First National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Distinguished Service Award, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, Tourette Syndrome Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award, Texas Neurological Society Lifetime Achievement Award, Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award, and the Baylor College of Medicine Master Clinician Lifetime Award. Since 2001, he has been listed among “Highly Cited Researchers” earning him and H-Index of 141, and in 2015, he was selected among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. Dr. Jankovic has contributed to classifications, characterization, and therapeutic guidelines of various movement disorders. He has served as the principal investigator in hundreds of clinical trials and his pioneering research on drugs for Parkinsonian disorders and hyperkinetic movement disorders, including botulinum toxin and tetrabenazine, has led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Jankovic has published over 1,200 original articles and over 50 books, including several standard textbooks such as “Neurology in Clinical Practice” and “Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders”.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest: The following are current disclosures for Dr. Jankovic (for the past year).

  • Financial: Dr. Jankovic has received research and/or training grants from: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Allergan, Inc; Biotie Therapies; CHDI Foundation; Civitas/Acorda Therapeutics; Dystonia Coalition; Dystonia Medical Research Foundation; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Huntington Study Group; Medtronic Neuromodulation; Merz Pharmaceuticals; Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research; National Institutes of Health; Neurocrine Biosciences; Parkinson’s Foundation; Nuvelution; Parkinson Study Group; Pfizer Inc; Prothena Biosciences Inc; Psyadon Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Revance Therapeutics, Inc; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  • Dr. Jankovic has served as a consultant or as an advisory committee member for: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Allergan, Inc; Merz Pharmaceuticals; Prothena Biosciences Inc; Revance Therapeutics, Inc; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Dr. Jankovic has received royalties or other payments from: Cambridge; Elsevier; Future Science Group; Hodder Arnold; Medlink: Neurology; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Wiley-Blackwell
  • Editorial boards: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics; Medlink; Neurology in Clinical Practice; The Botulinum Journal; PeerJ; Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders; Neurotherapeutics; Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements; Journal of Parkinson’s Disease; UpToDate.
  • Speakers Bureau: None
  • Individual Stocks: None
  • Non-financial: None Reported

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Randi Carrabba

Randi Carrabba has served in numerous capacities in the neurological non-profit community within the Greater Houston Area. Randi’s father has been living courageously with Parkinson’s disease for almost 20 years. This experience served as a catalyst to begin her journey with the Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS) as a volunteer, then as board members for four years and finally as the HAPS Board President in 2016.

Coupling her entrepreneurial spirit with her passion to support the neurodegenerative disease community, she has partnered and worked with multiple organizations including the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), the Muscular Dystrophy Association for ALS (MDA-ALS), and the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA). In 2012, Randi designed and launched a men’s neckwear line, B.NECIL, which donates a portion of its proceeds to support those causes that are nearest and dearest to her heart. Outside of her philanthropic roles, Randi is an actively licensed broker in the Greater Houston Area commercial real estate community, and serves on the Houston Office and Leasing Association (HOLBA) Board of Directors. When not working, Randi loves spending time with her husband and her two step-children.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: None Reported
  • Non-financial: Ms. Carrabba’s father has Parkinson’s disease, and she is a Former President & Board Member of Houston Area Parkinson’s Society.

Erin Furr-Stimming, MD

Erin Furr-Stimming, MD

Erin Furr-Stimming, MD received her MD from The Chicago Medical School. She completed her internship, Neurology residency and Movement Disorders fellowship at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology (Movement Disorders Division) at McGovern Medical School. She is the Chief of Neurology at Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital and the director of the Neurology Clerkship as well as the Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship at UTHealth.

Dr. Furr-Stimming is actively involved in multiple educational committees at UTHealth as well as committees within the Harris Health System. She has received the Deans Teaching of Excellence Award several times and offers lectures to the medical students and residents on a regular basis. Dr. Furr-Stimming recently received the Emerging Leadership Award given by the Harris Health System.

Dr. Furr-Stimming volunteers in the community offering lectures to nonprofit Parkinson’s support groups and Huntington’s support groups. She is an active participant on the board of the local Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) and on the medical advisory board of Houston Area Parkinson’s Society (HAPS).

Her areas of interests lie in student and resident medical education, clinical research focused on early diagnostic markers of Parkinson’s disease, neuroregenerative therapy for neurodegenerative diseases such PD and Huntington's disease, basic research focused on further understanding the huntingtin protein and clinical research focused on improved treatments for patients with Huntington’s disease. She is the director of the Huntington’s disease clinic at UTHealth. Dr. Furr-Stimming is the site PI on several clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: UTHealth Employment relationship, HDSA Grant, CHDI Research Funding, Medscape Honoraria
  • Non-financial: HDSA Board Member, HAPS Advisory Board Member

Joohi Shahed-Jimenez, MD

Joohi Shahed-Jimenez, MD

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) where she currently is the Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation program. After completing her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, she received her medical degree from BCM and Neurology residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC) at BCM. Her research interests lie in investigating the intraoperative neurophysiology of patients undergoing DBS for movement disorders. Dr. Jimenez-Shahed serves as co-chair of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group. She is also an investigator with the Huntington Study Group, Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxias, Dystonia Coalition and TSA International Database of DBS Studies in Tourette Syndrome. She serves on the Science Advisory Board of the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette Association of America. She has served as Principal Investigator for both industry- and investigator-sponsored clinical trials and has authored several papers and book chapters. She is the recipient of the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award (Houston Area Parkinson Society), the Rising Star Clinician Award (BCM), and the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation (BCM).

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Consultant for St. Jude Medical and Medtronic
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Eugene Lai, MD, PhD

Eugene Lai, MD, PhD

Dr. Eugene Lai is Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. He holds the Robert W. Hervey Distinguished Endowed Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research and Treatment. He is also the Director of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Clinic.

Dr. Lai received his bachelor degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin and his doctorate degree, also in Biochemistry, from the University of Washington. He conducted research in molecular and cellular biology. He then studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his Neurology residency training at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals in Houston.

Dr. Lai is a clinician-scientist who has special interests in the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other related disorders. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator of many clinical research studies. He has authored more than one hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters, and has lectured widely on topics in neurodegenerative diseases. He also enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows in his clinical practice. He has been voted “Best Teacher” by his neurology residents.

Dr. Lai is a member of Medical Advisory Board and a past Executive Board member of the Houston Area Parkinson Society. He is the past President of the Houston Neurological Society and has also served as the Vice-President of the Texas Neurological Society. He has been recognized as one of American’s Top Physicians, Texas Super Doctors and Houston Super Doc.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: None Reported
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Heather Smith, MA, CCC/SLP

Heather Smith, MA, CCC/SLP

Heather M. Smith, MA, CCC/SLP is currently a senior speech language pathologist at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic at Memorial City. She is one of the lead therapists providing mentoring, guidance, and collaboration with other speech language pathologists across the sites. Heather has 13 years of experience as speech language pathologist and has an extensive background in the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders across the continuum of care. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)-LOUD and is proficient in Modified Barium Swallow Studies, McNeil Dysphagia Treatment, Flexible Fiberoptic Nasoendoscopy among others.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: ASHA Member, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders (ANCDS) Member, and TSHA Member

Hilary Touchett MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS

Hilary Touchett MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS

Hilary Touchett MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS began nursing at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit where she developed a great passion for facilitating the recovery of patients on their journey to independence. She worked with a great variety of diagnoses and levels of disability. Education quickly became a strong interest for her while on the job because rehabilitation is so deeply intertwined with education. Hilary currently works as a nurse educator at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Additionally, Hilary is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing and is jointly funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through their Future of Nursing Scholars program and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has a research focus in utilizing virtual environments to facilitate social communication and social support for survivors of TBI struggling with community integration. She recently received the TIRR Innovations Grant to fund her dissertation study and is excited to begin her study and will graduate in May of 2019.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship, UT Health Scholarship
  • Non-financial: Member of BIAA and ARN

Invited Speakers

Allison Boyle, MD

Allison Boyle, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. She earned her medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston along with her Internship in Internal Medicine, her Residency in Neurology, and her Fellowship in Movement Disorders.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Eugene Bramble, CPT, SFS

Eugene Bramble, CPT, SFS has been Fitness Specialist for TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2013. During that time, I time I have had the pleasure of working with a number of great people on their road to recovery. I believe that be creative and personable, aids me in bring out the best in my patients. My past as an athlete and collegiate coach allows me to teach my patients the power of the mind and spirit. It is a joy to share these tools every day at TIRR.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Alex Chesney, OTR, MOT

Alex Chesney, OTR, MOT has been an Occupational Therapist since 2014. She began her career at TIRR Memorial Hermann on the Spinal Cord Injury and Specialty Rehab team. As a member of this team Alex is an OTII, she has been a clinical leader for the neurological recovery network (NRN) team, working with functional return in upper extremities. Alex is part of TIRR’s neurodegenerative disease core group and is focused on addressing the needs of those across the continuum of care. Since 2015, Alex has been a committee member on the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals electronic communications committee. She is a certified LSVT BIG practitioner since 2015.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: Alex has a family member with Parkinson’s Disease and is LSVT BIG certified therapist

Rya Clark RD, LD, CNSC

Rya Clark RD, LD, CNSC is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Rehabilitation Hospital, and Memorial Hermann University Place Nursing Center. Rya is a certified nutrition support dietitian in the John S. Dunn Burn Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Hospital. Rya received her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico, completed her internship at University of Houston in 2008, and received a specialty certification in Nutrition Support, which she has maintained for 9 years. She has 10 years of experience as a clinical dietitian, 7 years in an advanced ICU setting, with specialization in Advanced Heart Failure, Heart and Lung Transplant, Burn, Shock Trauma, and more recently SCI and BI populations. Rya enjoys understanding and promoting the interface between nutrition and rehabilitation from the cellular level to the whole patient, and spreading a passion for nutrition science to students and colleagues alike. Rya also loves running, which allows her to focus on her true hobby of eating desserts.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCSC

Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS is the Manager of Business Development at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She received her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2008. Anna has been treating patients across the continuum since 1996. Her current role includes coordinating, evaluating and developing the growth of TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network specialty rehabilitation program. She has developed clinical and educational components of many specialty programs. Anna has a variety of experience in teaching both in the clinical setting, academic setting and in the community, including state and national conferences.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: APTA Member and serves as a member of the practice committee for the neurologic academy, ACRM Member and serves as a member of the NDD Networking Group

Gail Greene, PT, DPT

Gail Greene, PT, DPT received her Doctorate in Physical therapy from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in 2008. She worked as an orthopedic physical therapist for 3.5 years in San Antonio, Texas, focusing on treatment of the shoulder, ankle/foot, knee, and spine. As she refined her orthopedic skills, she continued to pursue her passion for neurological diagnoses by receiving her LSVT BIG clinician certification shortly after graduation in 2009. Gail worked creatively with neurological patients in an orthopedic outpatient clinic, and established the LSVT BIG program in the three clinics she served. In 2012, she moved to Houston where she started working at TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient at Kirby Glen. Gail helped to launch the LSVT BIG program, alongside the already-established, Speech Therapy, LSVT LOUD program, to provide a multi-disciplinary approach. Gail has been a leader in education of staff and program development, serving as the Clinic Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE) for the last since 2014. She is an experienced Clinical Instructor and enjoys clinical teaching; providing multiple in-services to staff on Parkinson’s disease, as well as Bell’s Palsy, and orthopedic treatments. She continually educates and instructs the trainers of the Strength Unlimited BIG STRIDES program which serves Parkinson’s patients after outpatient discharge. Gail continues to broaden her depth of knowledge, attending numerous Parkinson’s and Movement disorder continuing education courses over the years. Additionally, in 2016 she received her Neuro-IFRAH Certification® to serve patients recovering after a brain injury or stroke.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: APTA Member and serves as a member of the practice committee for the neurologic academy, ACRM Member and serves as a member of the NDD Networking Group

Kayta Kobayashi, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Kayta Kobayashi, PharmD, MS, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at TIRR Memorial Hermann, where he provides patient care to both inpatients and outpatients and provides clinical consults for prescribers. Kayta obtained a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics from UCSF, before pursuing a career in pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin. He completed a 2-year internal medicine pharmacy residency and served as adjunct clinical professor at Roseman University and Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. In 2013, he moved to Houston where he initially worked for the neuro-care floors at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center before moving to TIRR Memorial Hermann in his current position.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Dharmendra Kumar, MD

Dharmendra Kumar, MD joined the medical staff at TIRR Memorial Hermann in October of 2012. As an attending physician at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Dr. Kumar’s focus is on psychiatry and behavioral medicine. His clinical and research interests include intracranial pathology and the effects that brain tumors, aneurysms, and other abnormalities have on patients’ behaviors. Dr. Kumar’s works have been published in various books and journals.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Kimberly A Lane, R.N. BSN, MSN

Kimberly A Lane, R.N. BSN, MSN has been working in the hospice and home health community for over 10 years. Kim has developed a deep knowledge of chronic disease management, symptom control, utilization, and patient engagement. Kim has spent the last ten years working with multiple teams to build their clinical programs and patient outcomes. She has experience training and refining the full interdisciplinary team to provide quality, seamless services. She has a proven record of improving team dynamics, visit utilization, patient census and overall financial outcomes. Kim’s attention to quality care outcomes and exceptional customer service has led to extraordinary customer satisfaction and improved community relations.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Ashley W. LeMaire, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Ashley W. LeMaire, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist joined TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2015. Ashley LeMaire earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2010. She completed an internship and two-year postdoctoral fellowship, specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Her special interests include TBI, dementia, SCI, and psychological adjustment to chronic illness.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Amber McCarthy, LMSW

Amber McCarthy, LMSW has been a social worker since 2010 and currently serves as a social worker at UT Physicians Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Texas Medical Center. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team approach for people at-risk or who are living with Huntington’s disease.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: UT Health Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Patrice Perrin, PT, DPT

Patrice Perrin, PT, DPT has experience delivering physical therapy services in in-patient, sub-acute and acute care clinical settings since 2006. Following her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, she took a position at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JFK Medical Center, New Jersey) where she worked with patients with patient with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, orthopedic injuries and several neurological disorders. She is the co –investigator in a research study regarding Disorders of Consciousness and Body Weight Treadmill Training awarded by the TIRR Rehabilitation Innovations Grant. Currently, she is the Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator for the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston where she enjoys her passion, treating patients with traumatic brain injuries and stroke and mentoring staff.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Laura J Wu, MD

Laura J Wu, MD is a Neurology specialist in Galveston, Texas. She attended and graduated from medical school in 1993, having over 25 years of diverse experience, especially in Neurology. She is affiliated with many hospitals including the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employment relationship
  • Non-financial: None Reported

Schedule

Day 1: Friday, June 15, 2018

TimeEvent/Lecture
12:30-1:00Sign in/Registration
1:00-1:15Welcome/Housekeeping
1:15-2:00Redefining Parkinson’s Disease: Implications for Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Mya Schiess, MD
2:00-2:45Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Laura Wu, MD, PhD
2:45 to 3:00Break/Snack
3:00 to 3:45Update on Dystonias
Joseph Jankovic, MD
3:45 to 4:30Atypical Parkinsonism Syndromes
Eugene Lai, MD, PhD
4:30-5:00Q/A Panel Discussion
5:00-7:00Networking Social

Day 2: Saturday, June 16, 2018

TimeEvent/LectureEvent/Lecture
7:30 – 8:00Registration/Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45Role of Rehabilitation in the Management of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Jacob Joseph, MD
 
8:45 - 9:30Update on Deep Brain Stimulation
Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD
 
9:30 - 9:45Break/snacks  
9:45 - 10:30Tics, Tremors, Myoclonus, Drug Induced Movement Disorders
Allison Boyle, MD
Balance and Falls in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Gail Greene, PT, DPT
10:30 - 11:15Clinical Aspects of Palliative Care for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease
Kimberly Lane RN BSN MSN
Speech Difficulties and Therapy Strategies in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
Heather Smith, MA, CCC/SLP
11:15 - 12:00Update on Huntington’s Disease
Erin Furr-Stimming, MD
Pharmacological Management of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Kayta Kobayashi, PharmD, MS, BCPS
12:00 - 1:00Lunch Provided 
1:00 - 1:45Health Promotion and Wellness
Exercise Training in PD and Movement Disorders: Rationale and Recommendations
Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS and Eugene Bramble, BS, NASM, SFS
 
1:45 - 2:30Management of Psychosocial Issues in Movement Disorders
Amber McCarthy, LMSW
 
2:30 - 3:15Role of Nursing in the Management of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Hillary Touchett, RN, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS
Nutrition Therapies in Movement Disorders: Back to the Basics and Fast Forward to the Novel
Rya Clark, RDN, LD, CNSC
3:15 - 3:30Break/Snacks 
3:30 - 4:15Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Issues in Parkinson’s Disease
Ashley Lemaire, PhD and Dharmendra Kumar, MD
Movement Strategy Training in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders for Gait, ADL and Transfer Difficulties
Alex Chesney, MOT, OTR & Patrice Perrin, PT, DPT
4:15 - 5:00A Personal Journey
Randi Carrabba
 
5:00 - 5:30Closing Remarks 

Education

Continuing Medical Education: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OT:

Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA.

Instructional Level: Intermediate
AOTA CEUs: 1.10
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process- Intervention

OT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

OT Approved CE

PT:

Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This course meets continuing competence requirements for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants licensure renewal in Texas.

Instructional Level: Intermediate
TPTA CCUs: 11.0

Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.

TPTA 2017

SLP:

Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. The assignment of ASHA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA. No partial credits will be given.

ASHA CEUs: 1.10
ASHA Classification Code: 3030

ASHA

This course is offered for 1.10 CEUs
(Intermediate, Professional Area).

This course is valid for 11.0 contact hours for Nursing and Social Work; pending application approvals for CCM, CRCC, and CDMS.

Memorial Hermann Health System is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Registration

Students/Fellows/Residents: Official letter from program director or copy of ID to indicate status is needed. Please email to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org

Cost: Snacks, lunch, and social event included with registration.

Cancellations: Refunds will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing no later than May 15, 2018 to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a cancelation, participants will be notified via email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.

Parking: Parking available in Garage 2, $6 per visit

Registration is closed.