Parkinson’s Disease and You Symposium

The Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium, which started in 2009, is an all-day annual event that attracts people from throughout Michigan and Ohio, regardless of where they receive care. At the Parkinson’s & You Symposium, you can receive up-to-date information given by leaders in the field and connect with other people and families who are living with the condition. The University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research funded the last two years of the Symposium; the U-M Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program funded previous programs. To be notified of future events, please join our email list.


2017 Symposium Videos

You can view the presentations from the 2017 Symposium as a playlist by clicking on the video window below, or by clicking on the links below the video to view the individual sessions on YouTube.

Click on the image above to access and manage the playlist for of all 4 videos from this year’s Parkinson's Disease and You Symposium. Or view the individual videos on YouTube by clicking on the links below.

  • Parkinson’s Disease: The Basics: Kelvin Chou, M.D. An introduction to Parkinson’s disease, including signs and symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, and treatment options.
  • Parkinson’s Disease and the Bladder: Dr. Anne Pelletier-Cameron, M.D. A discussion of how the bladder functions, common bladder-related symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, and options for diagnosing and treating bladder conditions in people with PD.
  • Physical Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease: Patrick Hoag, O.T. , Dayna Ryan, P.T. The many benefits of exercise for patients with Parkinson’s disease, physical therapy options and a demonstration of stretches, exercises and tips to increase physical activity.
  • Sexuality and Parkinson’s Disease: Daniela Wittmann, Ph.D., LMSW. Recognizing and addressing common sexual problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease.


2016 Symposium Videos

You can view the presentations from the 2016 Symposium as a playlist by clicking on the video window below, or by clicking on the links below the video to view the individual sessions on YouTube.

Click on the image above to access and manage the playlist for of all 6 videos from last year’s Parkinson's Disease and You Symposium. Or view the individual videos on YouTube by clicking on the links below.


2015 Symposium Videos

You can view the presentations from the 2015 Symposium as a playlist by clicking on the video window below, or by clicking on the links below the video to view the individual sessions on YouTube.

Click on the image above to access and manage the playlist for of all 5 videos from the 2015 Parkinson's Disease and You Symposium. Or view the individual videos on YouTube by clicking on the links below.