Parkinson Disease in 2017: Improving the Patient Experience

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

12520 Westport Parkway

La Vista, NE 68128

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This free event is for persons with Parkinson Disease, their families and caregivers. Doors open at 7:30, conference begins at 8:30. The agenda is as follows:

Morning Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast/Exhibits Open

8:30 – 8:40 AM Welcome and Opening Comments

8:40 – 9:20 AM Living with Parkinson Disease: The Big Picture / Pre-Conference Survey

9:20 – 9:40 AM Swallowing Difficulties in Parkinson Disease

9:40 – 10:00 AM Nutritional Guidelines in Parkinson Disease

10:00 – 10:15 AM Question & Answer Session

10:15 – 10:30 AM Light Exercise Session and Break

10:30 – 10:50 AM Medical Options for Parkinson Disease, Including New and Emerging Therapies

10:50 – 11:05 AM PD Networking

11:05 – 11:25 PM Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson Disease

11:25 – 11:40 PM Question & Answer Session

11:40 – 12:00 PM Living with PD: Stories of Courage

Afternoon Agenda

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 PM Light Exercise Session

1:15 – 1:35 PM Lightheadedness and Unsteadiness in Parkinson Disease

1:35– 1:55 PM Surgical Options for Advanced Parkinson Disease: Deep Brain Stimulation

1:55 – 2:15 PM Review of Advanced Parkinson Disease: Caregiver Solutions

2:15 – 2:30 PM Question & Answer Session

2:30 – 2:45 PM Closing Comments and Evaluation / Post-Conference Survey


When is the last day to register?

Last day to register is Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Will meals be served?

Breakfast and lunch will be provided (gluten free and vegetarian options can be chosen during registration).

I'm coming from outside of the Omaha area; are hotel rooms available?

Contact the hotel directly at 402-331-7400 to inquire and mention the UNMC Parkinson's Conference.

What if I can no longer attend after I sign up?

Please cancel via the Eventbrite confirmation email or email us at

What if I need to modify the number of attendees after I sign up?

If you need to add an attendee, go in and register the additonal attendee.

If you need to remove an attendee, cancel your registration and re-register with the correct number of attendees.

I registered online but didn't get a confirmation.

First, check your junk folder. If it is not there, email us at and we will resend.

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La Vista, NE 68128

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