Parkinson Association of Alabama to Host Patient Symposium





The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) will host its annual Parkinson’s Patient Symposium on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the Pelham Civic Center located at 500 Amphitheater Road in Pelham, Alabama.

This free educational event is open to those living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their care partners and families to bring valuable content from Parkinson’s disease experts for improving the quality of life for those affected by PD throughout Alabama.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with complimentary breakfast followed by an inspiring keynote speaker, Matthew Moore, also living with Parkinson’s. Other general assemblies will include an update from the John N. Whittaker professor and chair, David G. Standaert, MD, PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurology. An expert panel of Movement Disorder Specialists will also be available to answer questions.

In addition to the general assemblies always well received by past attendees, this event will offer three breakout tracks with two sessions each. Whether you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, living well with PD, or a care partner — there are special sessions dedicated to where you are on your journey for the most relevant and impactful content. Many of these sessions include panelists who are living with PD or caring for their partners with PD. Learn more about the session details, speakers and bios at

More than 20 exhibitors will be available demonstrating new medical treatment options, therapies and movement programs.

Complimentary lunch will be provided, and all attendees will receive a free book at check-in, “A Parkinson’s Primer, An Indispensable Guide to Parkinson’s Disease for Patients and Their Families” by John M. Vine.

The event is free, but seating is limited, and registration is required. Please go to to reserve your seat.


Founded in 1978, the Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) has been dedicated to one mission: improving the quality of life for patients, care partners and families affected by Parkinson’s disease in the state of Alabama. PAA represents everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease throughout the state of Alabama, regardless of their location. Governed by a board of directors, executive committee and minimal staff, the PAA’s vision is dedicated to care, community and a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Hosting educational forums, support groups and annual fundraising events, the PAA is the go to resource for everything Parkinson’s in Alabama.


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