Parkinson Voice Project
646 North Coit Road, Suite 2250, Richardson, Texas 75080
Select One: 10:30am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm
Shilpa Chitnis, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, Texas
Shilpa Chitnis, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is a clinician-educator focused on movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. Dr. Chitnis serves as Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship and as Associate Program Director for the Neurology Residency Program. She is the Medical Director of the deep brain stimulation (DBS) program for movement disorders. She has authored and co-edited a handbook of movement disorders published by the Oxford American Neurological Library and has also authored multiple peer-reviewed journal publications. Dr. Chitnis serves on Parkinson Voice Project's Medical Advisory Board.
Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr., MD
Greenville Neuromodulation Center - Greenville, Pennsylvania
Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr., MD is the Medical Director of the Greenville Neuromodulation Center. The center is a nonprofit organization for the advancement of neuromodulation therapy, in particular, deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Montgomery has been an academic neurologist since 1981. He has served on the faculty of Washington University, the University of Arizona, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Alabama. Dr. Montgomery has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journal publications and has authored five textbooks. He has also received numerous grants and awards.
Reservations are required as seating is limited.
469-375-6500 or Contact@ParkinsonVoiceProject.org
Please note that late arrivals will be directed to the overflow room.
A video of this presentation will be available on Parkinson Voice Project's website by April 21st.
April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day. This date is chosen because it is the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson. Parkinson was an English physician who first documented symptoms of the neurological condition that we now call Parkinson Disease. His report called “An Essay on Shaky Palsy” was published in 1817. This work was based on his observation of six people who presented with similar symptoms: tremor, slowness of movement, impaired balance, and rigidity.
About 55 years after the Essay was initially published, a French neurologist by the name of Jean Martin Charcot refined Dr. Parkinson’s descriptions, disseminated the information internationally and recommended that the name of the condition be changed from “Shaking Palsy” to “Parkinson’s.”
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Dr. Parkinson’s report. In 2005, the red tulip was launched as the worldwide symbol of Parkinson's disease at the 9th World Parkinson's Disease Conference in Luxembourg.
This will be Parkinson Voice Project's 9th annual TALK WALK® event! Join us in celebrating "Better Hearing and Speech Month" and bringing awareness to the speech deficits associated with Parkinson's disease.
Participants will receive a t-shirt, valet parking, restaurant discounts, door prize tickets, and the chance to win a grand prize by completing a scavenger hunt!
Once a year, Parkinson Voice Project produces a show where approximately 100 people with Parkinson’s perform for a crowd of 600-1,000 enthusiastic fans. This inspirational performance showcases the people whose voices have been restored through Parkinson Voice Project's speech therapy clinic.