Welcome to the 11th Annual Parkinson’s Boot Camp™

This year, life in general and our annual University Hospitals Parkinson’s Boot Camp will be a little different. All of us at the University Hospitals Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center hope that you and your families are doing well and keeping safe during these uncertain times.

Our boot camp will be virtual, but instead of a single day event, we have chosen to make a virtual event series. The events will feature updates on the UH Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders program, as well as lectures from internationally renowned speakers regarding various topics related to Parkinson’s disease. Please register and join us from the safety and comfort of your own home.

This event fills up quickly so we recommend you register early.

You will be able to ask questions via the chat function of these meetings, and our UH movement disorders faculty and our invited speakers will be able to take your questions at the end of the lecture.

Dates and times for this year’s event are:

Wednesday, October 14,
5 – 6:30 p.m.

UH Movement Disorders Faculty: Jennifer Sweet, MD, and Camilla Kilbane, MD

Learn about our deep brain stimulation (DBS) program, including surgeries at UH Ahuja Medical Center. Meet the movement disorders team and learn about our various locations for in-person visits and tips and hints on how to do a virtual visit.

Lecture Topic: Update on Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s Disease 2020
This lecture will be given by Michele Tagliati, MD, Professor of Neurology, Center Director Movement Disorders, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology, Cedar Sinai Los Angeles. Dr. Tagliati is a world renowned DBS clinician, and will give an update on recent advances in DBS for Parkinson’s disease.

Wednesday, October 21,
5 – 6:30 p.m.

UH Movement Disorders Faculty: Camilla Kilbane, MD, and Steven Gunzler, MD

Today we will update you on our research program, learn about our clinical trials as well as get an update on our movement disorders fellowship, training the future in movement disorders.

Learn more about our
current clinical trials

Lecture Topic: Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease during COVID Times
This lecture will be given by Indu Subramanian, MD, Director SouthWest PADRECC, Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA. Dr. Subramanian is trained in integrative medicine and is a yoga instructor. She will talk to us about how to take care of your mental and physical well-being during these very stressful times.

Tuesday October 27,
5 – 6:30 p.m.

UH Movement Disorders Faculty: Camilla Kilbane, MD, and Aasef Shaikh, MD

Today you will learn about the current gait research performed by Dr. Shaikh regarding gait and balance changes in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Shaikh was the recipient of the 2020 American Academy of Neurology Young Investigator Award.

Lecture Topic: Gait and Balance Issues in Parkinson’s Disease
Our lecture will be by a world leading expert in gait and balance issues in Parkinson’s disease, Fay Horak, PhD, PT, Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.