Register now for virtual PANC Parkinson’s conference, featuring Dr. Soania Mathur, Saturday, October 24, 8:3am-1pm

Register now for virtual PANC Parkinson’s conference, featuring Dr. Soania Mathur, Saturday, October 24, 8:3am-1pm

The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) is hosting its annual conference, virtually this year.  Anyone in the US may attend.  The keynote speaker is Parkinson’s advocate Dr. Soania Mathur.  Several movement disorder specialists from Northern California will be speaking.  Registration is $10/person.  Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach will be exhibiting, virtually.

You’ll have the opportunity to view the online conference from the comfort of your home, learn more about PD, explore the virtual exhibit hall (where Stanford will be exhibiting), participate in the movement breaks, and have access to the PANC ParkinsonWISE video.

Anyone affected by PD is invited to attend.  And anyone in the US (or around the world) is welcome to attend.  Though many (not all) of the speakers are from Northern California, they will be speaking on important topics in PD — symptoms, treatment, and care. 


Registration is $10 per person, which includes live access to the conference broadcast and exhibit hall.  Additionally, the printed conference program, PANC wrist band, and the book “Shaky Hands – A Kids Guide to Parkinson’s Disease” by the keynote speaker will be mailed to all registrants in advance.  That is….assuming you register well in advance!

Register at the PANC conference registration webpage or by calling PANC, phone 916-357-6641


Here’s the conference agenda:

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Conference, 8:30am – 1pm (PT)

Virtual exhibit hall, 7:30am – 1:30pm (PT)

Welcome and Announcements

Morning Coffee Q&A with Suketu Khandhar, MD, Kaiser Permanente Neurology

Sleep in PD, Erica Byrd, MD, Sutter Medical Group Neurology

Keynote Fireside Chat, Soania Mathur BSc, MD, CFP and Suketu Khandhar, MD, Kaiser Permanente Neurology

Movement break, Kathy Van Hoof, Dance for Parkinson’s, Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre

Future of NeuroModulation, Jill Ostrem, MD, UC San Francisco

Expert Panel Discussion

  • Moderator, Norika Malhado-Chang, MD, UC Davis School of Medicine 
  • Physical Therapist, Sara Pinasco, PT, Kaiser Permanente 
  • Care Partner, Carolyn Loveridge                           
  • Movement Disorder Specialist, Ashok Joshua Dayananthan, MD, UC Davis Health
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist, Beverly Chang, MD, Private Practice
  • Registered Dietician, Erin Lavin, RD, CNSC, UC Davis Health
  • Social Worker, Erin Kight, LCSW, Sutter Health
  • Speech Therapist, Marty Mooney-Conkle, MS, CCC-SLP, Mercy Medical Group/Dignity 

Movement break, Paul McCarthy, Parkinson Certified Personal Trainer

Lunch Case Studies Presentation – Motor Fluctuations and Dyskinesia

  • Moderator, Norika Malhado-Chang, MD, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Panelist, Ehsan Hadi, MD Mercy Medical Group/Dignity Health
  • Panelist, Laura Sperry, NP UC Davis Health

Closing Remarks


For more information, visit the PANC conference webpage or call PANC, phone 916-357-6641