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

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