The PMD Alliance Spotlight emPowered! series offers in-depth information on treatment and medication options and creates opportunities for you to hear from professionals directly. Our hope is that you’ll ask questions, absorb information to discuss with your own physician, and be better informed and empowered to weigh your options and make informed decisions.
Monday November 18, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 AM Pacific
Online, via ZOOM
People with Parkinson’s, care partners, family members
Featured Speaker & Topic
Jill Farmer, DO, MPH
Parkinson’s Disease: More than Motor Symptoms
Join us for a deep dive into the non-motor symptoms of hallucinations and delusions and treatment options.
Jill Giordano Farmer, DO, MPH is an assistant professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program at Drexel Neurosciences Institute. She is board certified in neurology. As the first movement disorder specialist at Drexel, Dr. Farmer has developed a comprehensive movement disorder program to address medical management, surgical management and rehabilitation strategies for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. She developed clinics for botulinum toxin (Botox®) therapy to treat dystonia and spasticity, as well as deep brain stimulation to manage Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Dr. Farmer was the first movement disorder specialist in New Jersey to use Duopa, the newest surgical intervention for Parkinson’s disease. She is passionate about patient education and strives to create a comprehensive and empowering clinic for patients at every stage of their disease. Dr. Farmer is currently the president of the Philadelphia Neurological Society.