2nd annual Dementia and Parkinson's Wellness Expo
Thu, Jan 21
Florida State University - Panama City
Jan 21, 2021, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Florida State University - Panama City, Holley Academic Center, Panama City, FL 32405, USA
We are planning this event as a live webinar. Register / RSVP to receive a Zoom link. If in-person seating becomes available we will contact you to ask if you want to attend in-person. CEUs available for Nurses, CNAs, Social Workers, OTs, and SLPs.

"Morning with Teepa" Live Webinar & In-person Audience


7:30 am Registration and Coffee / Breakfast


8:00   Live Webinar - Teepa Snow

          "Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care"


10:00  Break


10:30 Continue Live Webinar - Teepa Snow

          "Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care"


11:30  Managing Difficult Behaviors using the Senior Gems

           Senior Helpers of Panama City

Teepa Snow  is a dementia care and dementia education expert with over 30 years of experience in geriatrics. Teepa worked with Senior Helpers to create the "Senior GEMS" that Senior Helpers uses to train their Care Partners.  People who are trained using her approach can help change "resistance and refusals" into "participation and successful interactions." You do not want to miss this live webinar!  It is likely to change everything you thought you knew about Dementia Care!!



John Zells  was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Diseases (PD) at the age of 32 and is a recent recipient of Deep Brain Stimulation  (DBS) surgery.  John serves on the Board of the Parkinson’s Assoc. of Florida and frequently serves as guest speaker and social media administrator sharing "My Journey with Parkinson's" and advocating for DBS surgery as a compelling alternative for movement disorders. John is an experienced ambassador with a demonstrated history of advocacy and patient enlistment in the DBS space.

Jimmy Choi  is a warrior who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) at 27. He's an MVP “Team Fox” athlete who didn’t start competing in athletic events until after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at age 27.  He has run, cycled and swam in countless races and endurance events to help speed a cure.  Most notably, Jimmy brought his exceptional talents, spirit and determination to the homes of millions who tuned in to watch American Ninja Warrior, NBC's obstacle-course competition. Jimmy spotlighted the need for a cure for Parkinson's and educated new audiences about what it means to live with PD.


"All Things Parkinson's" Virtual & In-Person Audience

12:00 Lunch - Sponsored by Supernus


12:30 John Zells - Master of Ceremonies

          Virtual Welcome to 10 + Parkinson's Support Groups with

          map representing locations across Florida

12:45 Jimmy Choi - Opening Address

          Representative from Michael J. Fox Foundation

1:15   Dr. Tara Kimbason, MD, MPH 

           Neurologist / Movement Specialist 

           Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

1:30  Dr. Matt Davis, Neurosurgeon, TMH

1:45  Speaker 3 - Dr. Kimbason to invite

2:00  Break

2:15  Speaker 4 - Dr. Kimbason to invite

2:30  Dr. Sanjeet Grewal , Neurosurgeon, Mayo Clinic

         Sleep Research for People living with PD

2:45  John Zells "Living my Best Life with PD"

3:00  Panel Discussion:

         Clinical Frontiers in PD - Diagnosis & Treatment

The Panel:  Dr. Tara Kimbason, Dr. Matt Davis, John Zells,

                   Dr. Grewal, and others...  

Moderator:  Alaine Keebaugh, PhD with Boston Scientific  will collect questions from the live audience, from virtual attendees and Parkinson's Support Groups during physician talks.

3:30  Break

Industry Rountable - depending on level of sponsorship (there will also be a table for each sponsor in the conference room)

3:45  Sponsor 1

4:00  Sponsor 2

4:15  Sponsor 3

4:30 In this corner - Hope!!

        850 Strong Rock Steady Boxing in Panama City, FL

        Fighter demonstration and testimonials

5:00  Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

         & Conclusion of Seminar

Our FREE "Morning with Teepa" and our afternoon "All Things Parkinson's" will

provide the public and healthcare professionals with much needed information, resources, and treatment options for people living with

Dementia and Parkinson's disease in our community.

CEUs available for Nurses, CNAs, Social Workers, OTs, SLPs

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Dementia Family Pathways

1038 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401


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