Beat Parkinson's Today Presents
2023 Connecticut Parkinson's Symposium
Rentschler Field Clubhouse
(East Gate Entrance)
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118
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Date and Time
Friday, March 24th
Doors Open for Check-In and Exhibitor Tables: 12 pm
Program: 1 pm - 5 pm
This free event is
Dr. Joy Antonelle de Marcaida is the Medical Director of the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center of Hartford HealthCare and Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology. Find out more about her by clicking here!
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Register by January 30th and receive a PRIZE at the door!
Beat PD Ambassadors have decided to fight PD with hope, vigor and determination. Find out more about them here!
Amanda Brill is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist with more than 13 years of experience. She works at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center in Vernon, CT.
Dr. Sophie Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. She is presently involved in the Ketamine trial that is studying the effects of Ketamine on people with Parkinson’s and depression.
Joni Lowe is an enthusiastic, dynamic speaker, PWP and now rapper. She hopes to share her story to inspire a few along the way.
Dr. Duarte Machado is a neurology specialist at the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center in Cheshire, CT. He has worked extensively on gait abnormality and the impact of the gut on PD. Find out more about him by clicking here!
Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues is a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and is affiliated with UConn John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, CT. Find out more about him by clicking here!
Dr. Veronica Santini is an Associate Professor, the Clinical Chief of Movement Disorders, and the Neurology Director of Comprehensive Parkinson Disease Program at Yale School of Medicine. Find out more about her by clicking here!
Dr. Sule Tinaz is dedicated to her trials at Yale, working with Beat Parkinson's Today to show the effects of exercise on Parkinson’s symptoms and progression. Find out more about her by clicking here!
Doors Open for Check-In, Exhibitor Tables
Opening Remarks: Michelle Hespeler
Keynote: Dr. Joy Antonelle de Marcaida
Speakers: Dr. Sule Tinaz & Dr. Bernardo Rodrigues
Break, Snacks and Exhibitor Tables
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
Break and Exhibitor Tables
Speakers: Dr. Veronica Santini, Dr. Duarte Machado, and Dr. Sophie Holmes
Inspirational Speaker: Steve Emt
Closing Remarks: Michelle Hespeler