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2017 Hope Conference Bellevue
Saturday October 07, 2017 - 8:30AM
Meydenbauer Center | Bellevue, WA
Northwest Parkinson's Foundation presents the 12th annual educational symposium for patients, family, friends and carepartners in the Parkinson's community. The 2017 HOPE Conference® offered the latest information on Parkinson’s, as well as Hope to live your best life with PD. Plus, breakout sessions, movement breaks and more!
Online registration has now closed, but you can register in-person at the conference on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.
Can't make it in-person? Register now for the free online broadcast of the 2017 HOPE Conference! You can sign up for the online broadcast now through the day of the conferece.
Speakers with an asterisk next to their name will be live streamed.
*Allison Toepperwein, PWP & American Ninja Warrior Contestant
*Jason Aldred, MD, FAAN
Medical Keynote - latest research updates on PD
Dr. Aldred is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a co-owner of and sees patients at Northwest Neurological in Spokane, WA. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington, Department of Neurology and teaches medical students in the second year courses as well as clinical neurology clerkship.
He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He then went on to attend the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Memphis. He made his way west where he completed neurology residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), serving as neurology chief resident. He then completed an additional two-year clinical research fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Educational, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), a collaborative program between the Portland VA and OHSU. Through fellowship training he honed skills in botulinum toxin injection techniques, patient selection for deep brain stimulation (DBS) and post-operative DBS programming, and advanced medication management for movement disorders. Dr. Aldred also completed formal training in clinical research through the Human Investigators Program (HIP) at OHSU focused on design and execution of clinical trials.
Dr. Aldred conducts phase 1 through 4 clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease through grants and funding sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), as well as other sources. He provides regional and national education for other neurologists and patients living with neurological conditions. Through local collaboration with Premier Clinical Research in Spokane, he brings cutting edge clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease to the Northwest.
*Patty Murray, U.S. Senator
State of Healthcare Panel - Welcome Video
State of Healthcare Panel
State of Healthcare Panel
DBS Comparison of Devices
I currently serve as the Chief of Neurosurgery at Virginia Mason Health System and as Chair of the Quality Assessment Committee. My clinical areas of interest include Deep Brain Stimulation therapy for Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Our research team is actively working with other institutions across the state to build a personalized risk prediction calculator to help patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about their care.
Nate Coomer, PT
Nate is the owner of The Parkinson's Fitness Project in Seattle, which offers Physical Therapy, Personal Training, Group Classes and Online Training services. Nate is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has been working with neurologic diagnoses as a physical therapist for over ten years. He received his certification as a Neurologic Specialist in 2010 by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has centered his career to treating Parkinson’s. He has certifications in LSVT BIG, Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!), and as a Brian Grant Foundation Bootcamp Instructor. He regularly participates in community events and educational opportunities for the PD community with APDA Northwest and the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.
Pinky Agarwal, MD, FAAN
Alida Griffiths, MD
*A.C. Woolnough, PWP
World Parkinson Congress Ambassador
End of Life Washington
Bill Hickman, JD, Hickman Menshe, P.S.
PD & Mental Health
*Jade Stefano, ND