Part of the mission of PFNCA is to improve the quality of life for PD patients and their families. One way this is done is through the Community Lecture Series. Every month in Maryland and Virginia, PFNCA holds a free community lecture. These lectures feature a variety of speakers, from therapists, people with Parkinson’s disease and doctors, to staff members from organizations that deal with PD and PWPs, such as PAN and PFNCA. This lecture forum allows for asking questions and discussing the topic of the evening.
In the past speakers have come from the National Institute of Health, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University Hospital, Parkinson’s Action Network and the National Agency on Aging, in addition to many other places.
The Virginia lecture is held the second Wednesday of every month at "the Virginian". Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7 pm.
9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax VA 22031
For specific dates, speakers and their topics, please see below:.
May 14, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Zoltan Mari
Topic: Shaping Management of PD
June 11, 2014
Speaker: Matt McKeon
Topic: What your speech therapist knows about Parkinsons and why I need to know too. Case examples included.
The Maryland Community Lecture Series, also known as the MD/DC Parkinson Network, is held the third Tuesday every month at St. Mark Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 7 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm.
10701 Old Georgetown Road North Bethesda MD 20852
For specific dates, speakers and their topics, please see below:
May 20, 2014
Speaker: Stephanie Bloom
Topic: Physical Therapy and PD
June 17, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Paul Short
Topic: "Just the Three of Us: Parkinson's Disease and Relationships"