Pearls of Wisdom is a series of seminars with local neurologists as well as doctors of various specialties, nutrition experts, and other professionals that are able to give information and advice that are pertinent to topics related to Parkinson's Disease. These sessions will include a lecture followed by a Q & A session. If you are not already on our mailing & email lists please call and let us know if you would like to be, or call if you need any further information. We are happy to hear from you.
This will be our 5th Pearls of Wisdom Seminar for 2020. Weather permitting, we will be outside in our back parking lot under the stars for this wonderful and informative event. If the weather is not conducive to a comfortable learning environment, we will have it inside in our activities room. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 219-237-2342 as space and seating is limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines. You may also call Don Nagdeman at 219-805-2009. Masks/face coverings will be required by all. There will be a Q&A session after each speaker. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Medtronics.
Jerome Sabo is a Clinical Dietician for Methodist Hospitals. He will be speaking on Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease.
A Representative will join us from Medtronics to tell us all about Percept PC with BrainSense. This is an exciting new breakthrough in technology for deep brain stimulation.
Below is a list of some of the speakers we have had in the past. This is just to give you an idea of what kind of subjects and speakers we have had at our seminars. If you have any suggestions on future topics and/or speakers please let us know.
Dr. Jennifer Pallone specializes in neurology and is well known for her work with Parkinson's patients with 32 years experience. She is currently practicing in Poughkeepsie, NY, but remains active with NWI Parkinsons and is a member of our Board of Directors. She will be speaking at our next Pearls of Wisdom seminar about sleeping disorders associated with Parkinson's Disease.
Julie Markowitz is a Registered Nurse with 28 years experience. Her experience includes working in neurology units in the hospital setting as well as neuro-Intensive Care, among other areas. She is our Nurse Educator/Web Director here at NWI Parkinsons and leads our Fine Tuning Class/Support Group and is a member of our Board of Directors. She will be talking at our next Pearls of Wisdom seminar about the Complication of Immobility and what measures we can take to try to prevent them.
Director of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center of Boca Raton Florida
Neurophysiologist of Northwest Indiana Neurological Associates
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March Pearls of Wisdom speakers will be:
Janet will be speaking on "Parkinson's...a hard pill to swallow".
More infomation and picture to be provided soon.
Seminar being held on February 13th, 2020
Time 6:30 pm
Location NWI Parkinsons activity room
2927 Jewett Ave. Highland Indiana
Topic and Speaker will include:
Pulmonary Problems with Parkinson's Disease by Dr. Sharon Harig M.D
Dr. Sharon Harig M.D., graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Harig works in Merrillville, IN and specializes in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Harig is affiliated with Franciscan St Anthony Health-Crown Point and Methodist Hospitals Southlake.
January's Speakers were:
Dr. Markowitz spoke about Depression in Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Markowitz, MD is a practicing Internist in Northwest Indiana for Aceso Visiting Physicians. Dr. Markowitz graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1994, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland in 1990 with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He completed a residency at University of Maryland Medical System. He has been in practice for 25 years and has privileges at Franciscan Health Crown Point
Dr. Sachin Kapur is a neurologist in Calumet Park, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Advocate Christ Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
November's Speakers were:
Julie Markowitz RN spoke on the Complications of Immobility with Parkinson's Disease.
Julie has been a registered nurse for 27 years, primarily in the hospital setting with a background in the care of renal, orthopedics, neurology, and critical care patients as well as management experience. She has been with NWI Parkinson's since March of this year. She is now our Nurse Educator, Web Director, and is a member of our Board of Directors. Julie teaches our Fine Tuning Classes every Tuesday, and also assists with advertising, and event planning.
Louise led a short stretchercise session between lectures to help loosen up that stiffness from sitting still. This was well received and was a lot of fun.
Louise is the instructor for our Dance for P.D. Classes. She has a wonderful ability for making exercise a fun experience. Louise trained as a professional dancer in London prior to moving to the US and now lives in Munster. Louise is a Group Exercise Instructor, specializing in older adult fitness. In 2017, Louise was selected to study at the prestigious Julliard School in New York with David Leventhal, Director of "Dance for PD", where she became certified to teach Dance for Parkinson Disease.
Dr. Schlank spoke about the Benefits of Acupuncture for Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Timothy Schlank is a Acupuncturist based out of Highland, Indiana and his medical specialization is Acupuncturist. He practices at Highland Acupuncture, in Highland Indiana and has the professional credentials of DOM, which stands for Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Tim Schlank first tried acupuncture 23 years ago and was healed of migraines, asthma and sinusitis that he'd suffered for 20 years. He has a degree in acupuncture and a masters degree in herbal medicine and has traveled the world teaching and practicing Chinese Medicine.
October 2019 Speakers were:.
Jerome Sabo, clinical nutritionist at Methodist Hospital will be speaking at our October 2nd Pearls of Wisdom Seminar. Come join us to see what valuable information he has to share with us pertaining to nutrition and Parkinson's Disease.
Nutrition is something that affects our daily lives as we all eat every day. Hear how knowing what kinds of foods to eat will help you with your disease process and/or symptom management.
Tamara Jercha is a Zilis Ambassador who will also be speaking at our October 2nd Pearls of Wisdom Seminar. Her topic will be on CBD oil and it's benefits to people suffering from Parkinson's Disease. If you have any thoughts of taking this product, please join us so that you can ensure that you have an educated plan pertaining to dosage, administration, side effects, and for which symptoms it is supposed to help alleviate.
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