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Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

Aired on 8.26.2021
Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

A Free Live & Interactive Online Evening Event

August 26th, 2021, 5:15 pm - 7:40 pm PDT


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Zoltan Mari, MD

Dr. Zoltan Mari is a board-certified neurologist, fellowship-trained in movement disorders at the National Institutes of Health.  A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Dr. Mari is an internationally recognized Parkinson and movement disorder expert, who directed the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorder Center before recruited by Cleveland Clinic.  A leader in his field as a clinician and educator, Dr. Mari is also a highly accomplished academic neurologist: he authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and serves in multiple leadership roles in top international Parkinson & movement disorder journals and professional organizations.  Dr. Mari is the Ruvo Family (Endowed) Chair and Director of the CC Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence.

Odinachi Oguh, MD

Staff Neurologist, Movement Disorders Team

Staff Movement disorder Neurologist, Dr. Oguh is a board-certified movement disorder neurologist who earned her neurology training at the University of Illinois and post graduate movement disorder fellowship at Northwestern University. She directed the Movement Disorders Clinical Program at the University of Florida, prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2019. 

Sherry Perucho, MA, CCC-SLP

Sherry Perucho received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of the Philippines in Manila, her post graduate Certificate in Disability Studies with focus on Communicative Disorders from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and her Master’s in Speech Pathology from San Jose State University in California. She received the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2007 and has been an active member since. She developed an interest in neurologic disorders and the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing disorders in this population.

Christy Ross, PT, DPT

Christy Ross joined the Cleveland Clinic in September of 2011 and is board certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist by The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Ross received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa where she received her Master's degree in Physical Education.  Dr. Ross went on to complete her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Creighton University, where she developed an interest working with older adults, specifically those with neurological disorders. She continued her training at the University of Delaware where she completed a post-doctorate Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program.


5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Reception/Promos: Allergan, Amneal, Acadia
5:30 pm - 5:50 pm
Motor signs and symptoms in PD
5:50 pm - 6:20 pm
Therapies and exercises for imbalance, gait, and posture
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm
Overcoming vocal challenges, drooling, and eating
6:50 pm - 6:55 pm
Medtronic & Adamas
6:55 pm - 7:25 pm
Advanced therapies for movement disorders
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunovion & Supernus
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Panel Q&A