9:00-9:30 Doors and Exhibits Open - Pre-registration Required
9:30‐9:45 Introductions and Welcome – Main Auditorium
Donald Ingram, PhD, Professor, Pennington Biomedical
Gerald Calegan, MD, Neurologist, The NeuroMedical Center
9:45‐10:15

Basic Mechanisms of Parkinson's Disease
Ariel Deutch, PhD, Director, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
James G. Blakemore, Chair and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University

10:15‐10:30 Break
10:30‐11:00 Parkinson's Medications: An Update
Rebecca Whiddon, MD
Neurologist, The NeuroMedical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
11:00‐11:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Cell Therapy in Parkinson Degeneration
Mya Schiess, MD
Neurologist, The University of Texas
Health Science Center of Houston Medical School
11:30-12:15 Lunch/Exhibits - boxed lunch provided for all PRE-REGISTERED guests.
12:15-1:00 Research Update and Opportunities to get involved
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Claire Meunier, Director, Clinical Trial Recruitment Strategies
1:00-2:00 Panel Discussion/Q & A Time
Sponsors