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Saturday, September 16, 2023

Registration Required
9 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. | Lunch Provided
City Limits Convention Center
2227 S. Range Ave., Colby, KS 67701

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative progressive disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain. The progression of symptoms differs from one person to another. People with PD may experience tremors, slowness of movements, (bradykinesia) gait and balance issues, dystonia and non-motor symptoms including anxiety, depression, constipation, and cognitive impairment.


Parkinson's Families of Northwest Kansas, a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, makes life better for those suffering from PD by offering free activities, free weekly therapies, resources and educational opportunities. Parkinson's Families is led by a group of volunteers living in rural Northwest Kansas who are directly impacted by PD.


Parkinson's "Moving to Live" Fall Conference is the first large-scale educational event hosted by Parkinson's Families. The conference aims to educate and inspire people living with PD and essential tremors, their care partners and loved ones. Not only does the conference benefit individuals impacted by PD within the community, but it also benefits general practitioners, movement specialists other medical professionals who treat and diagnose the disease.

Keynote Presenters


Motivational Speaker

Scott Rider

Parkinson's Across America




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Professor of Neurology

Dr. Amy Amara, MD, PhD

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

"Importance of Exercise and Nutrition"



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Movement Disorder Specialist

Dr. Michael Korsmo, MD

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

"Medications and Side Effects"


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Break Out Sessions

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Brenda Mazanec

Owner & Specialized Fitness Expert,

The Movement Connection

"Rock Steady Boxing"

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Oral Muscle Strengthening

Jerri Shuman

Retired Music Instructor


"Music Therapy"

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Autumn Leaves
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Keynote Presenters
Exercise Break-Out Sessions
Vendor Booths


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