Engage.Educate.Empower. Symposium

Biennially, HAPS presents the ENGAGE.EDUCATE.EMPOWER. Symposium. This full-day education program is open to individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners. It is an opportunity to hear from experts on topics relevant to living with and managing the disease. The 2023 Symposium agenda is below. It was a wonderful day of learning and sharing as a community with over 400 registrants and 13 booths to visit. We look forward to this event to be held in 2025.

Saturday, September 9, 2023
Hyatt Regency Houston West
13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

Conference Agenda

8:00   Doors open/check-in/breakfast

9:10   Morning stretch
           Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

9:15   Welcome

9:30   Understanding motor symptoms of Parkinson’s
           Andrew Billnitzer, MD, MPH

10:15   Break 

10:30   Non-motor symptoms – the PD you don’t see
             Vindhya Koneru, MD

11:30   Lunch

12:20   Update on Parkinson’s medications
             Erin Furr Stimming, MD

1:10   Understanding surgical options
           Arjun Tarakad, MD

1:50   Afternoon stretch
          Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

2:00   Neuroprotective Lifestyle – diet, sleep and exercise
           Mya Schiess, MD
           Zahra Kadivar, PT, DPT

3:30   Adjourn