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2017 Hope Conference Bellevue

Saturday October 07, 2017
Meydenbauer Center | Bellevue, WA

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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! 

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Allison Toepperwein, PWP & American Ninja Warrior Contestant

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By the time Allison Toepperwein was diagnosed at the end of 2014, she weighed only 100 pounds at 5’7”. She stood slouched over as if she had osteoporosis. She lost complete control of her left arm. She lost the ability to type. She ran into every door frame she walked through. She dragged her left foot. She began to slur when speaking, her name in particular. She couldn’t cut her daughter’s meat and began choking whenever she ate or drank. She was only 37 years old, and a newly single mom.
Two months after Allison was diagnosed, she went to see a Movement Disorder Specialist who gave advice that she took to heart. Exercise is THE ONLY thing proven to slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Allison began going to her local high school track and exercising daily. She found that every time she went to the track, she slept better, had more energy, her balance improved and anxiety diminished. By the end of 2015, she ran her very first obstacle course race by herself. That race led her to compete twice on American Ninja Warrior.

Jason Aldred, MD, FAAN
Medical Keynote - latest research updates on PD

Farrokh Farrokhi, MD
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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
Physical Therapy

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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.

Ali Samii, MD
Clinical Trials

Pinky Agarwal, MD
Clinical Trials

Alida Griffiths, MD
Advanced Stages of Parkinson's

A.C. Woolnough, PWP
World Parkinson Congress Ambassador

Nancy Niedzielski
End of Life Washington

Bill Hickman
Medicaid Planning

Amanda Herges
PD & Mental Health

Jade Stefano, ND
Medical Marijuana

Judi Spencer
Tremolo Singers


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2017 Hope Conference Bellevue
Saturday Oct 07, 2017
Meydenbauer Center | Bellevue, WA


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