PNMD general support group meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. Moderator is Bill Clinch. There is no charge, but membership is $50 per family per year.
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9:00 to 10:15 a.m. – Three concurrent meetings:
- Men with Parkinson’s Disease meet in the Fireside Room at Grace Church. Contact person is Derek Ransley, 925-944-0162, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Women with Parkinson’s Disease meet in the Library at Grace Church. Contact person is Rosemary Way, 925-476-5661, email@example.com.
- Caregivers meet in the Sanctuary at Grace Church. Contact persons are Jan Alioto, 925-890-8937, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sara DeZerega, 925-377-1004, email@example.com; Janice Ransley, 925-944-0162, firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:15 to 10:45 – Refreshments in the Oak Room. The PNMD Library with books, flyers, and videos is open at this time. Please bring cut-up fruit or your favorite snack to share.
10:45 to 11:45 – Guest speaker.
January 11, 2020 – Tri-Valley Meeting
Presentation: Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, Sunnyvale
Speaker: Brian Coulter, CEO of the Institute
Brian Coulter, Chief Executive Officer of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in Sunnyvale will focus on updates about the Institute, current research, as well as programs and services available. Bring your questions about the Parkinson’s Institute and its programs! You may want to consider being part of the pursuit to a cure and deeper knowledge by volunteering to participate in a research program.
January 18, 2020 – General Meeting
Presentation: Non-Motor Symptoms in PD
Speaker: Dr. Jason Massa, DO, East Bay Neurology
Dr. Jason Massa is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in Movement Disorders, with particular interest in the comprehensive treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Massa grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he attended Carnegie Mellon University for his undergraduate degree in Psychology. The pursuit of a medical career brought him to Northern California, where he attended Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles and Fellowship training in Movement Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Massa’s fellowship training focused on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia, including the use of deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin.
Additionally, he engaged in research into the relationship between genetics and environmental factors in the development of Parkinson’s Disease. Board Certified in Neurology. Board Certified in Movement Disorders.
February 15, 2020 – General Meeting
Presentation: Parkinson’s Disease, More Than Motor Symptoms
Speaker: Dr. Stephen E. Hall, M.D., UCSF School of Medicine
Dr. Hall, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pyschiatry, will discuss current disease state awareness around PD Psychosis. Dr. Hall is affiliated with UCSF, private practice, and Director of the Jewish Home in San Francisco.