20th Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Care-partner Symposium

Leventhal-Sidman Center
333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA
Date & Time
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00AM - 12:00PM

The ART of Living with Parkinson’s Disease


8:00AM: Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00AM: Welcome, introduction and acknowledgment of sponsors
David K. Simon, MD, PhD 

9:10AM: "Music Moves: Evidence for an Auditory-Motor Connectome"
Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD

10:00AM: "You’ve Gotta Have Art: CALLING ALL ARTISTS!,"  
 Brief presentations of Art by People with Parkinson’s led by Lissa Kapust, LICSW

10:50AM: Break

11:10AM: “Kinetic Melody and Kinetic Stutter: the Power of Music in Parkinson’s Disease”
 Kathleen M. Howland, PhD

12:00PM: “A World of Possibility”
 Arlon Bennett, Artist and Person with PD

12:15PM: Closing Remarks
 David K. Simon, MD, PhD

Faculty Speakers
  1. David K. Simon, MD, PhD
    Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Professor of Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
  2. Kathleen M. Howland, PhD
    Music Therapy (MT-BC, NMT/F)
    Speech Therapy (CCC-SLP)
    LSVT Certified
    Founder of Music Therapy Tales
    Education Director of the Soular Jazz Festival
    Partner, Greater Boston Music Therapy
    Faculty, Berklee College of Music. Music Therapy and Liberal Arts Department
  3. Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD
    Director, Music, Stroke, Recovery, and Neuroimaging Laboratory
    Division Chief, Cerebrovascular Diseases
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  4. Lissa Robins Kapust, LICSW
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Cognitive Neurology Unit
    Social Work Program Manager
    Drive Wise Coordinator
    Parkinson’s Center Wellness Coordinator
  5. Arlon Bennet
    Artist and Person with Parkinson’s disease
    Producer of “A World of Possibility”, video finalist in the World Parkinson Congress
    video competition in Portland, 2016

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