About the Davis Phinney Foundation
Inspired. That’s how people who come in contact with the Davis Phinney Foundation describe their experience – whether it be from the information we provide, the research and programs we support, or the Moments of Victory® we help people to celebrate.
While it’s critical to find a cure for Parkinson’s, we feel strongly that people living with this disease also need information and tools to live well today. To support this mission, the Davis Phinney Foundation sponsors programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today. Our initiatives, including The Victory Summit® symposia series, the Every Victory Counts® manual for living well, the Living Well ChallengeTM educational webinar and the Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials DVD benefit Parkinson’s patients, their families and caregivers throughout the United States. Each year, we fund innovative research aimed at identifying factors, including exercise and other behaviors, that have a measurable, positive impact on quality of life.
Essential Tool for Living Well Today
Unique in the world of Parkinson’s resources, the Every Victory Counts® self-care manual gives people living with Parkinson’s – and their caregivers and family members – the tools they need to take control of their own Parkinson’s treatment through a proactive approach to self-care. It features contributions from leading movement disorder experts from respected institutions across the country. More than 50 people with Parkinson’s share their personal insights and experiences. Order your FREE copy today.
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
On Saturday, February 7, 2015, join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our Las Vegas partners for the centerpiece event of the weekend: The Victory Summit® symposium. This national educational event is a moving day of information and inspiration, featuring dynamic presentations from leading movement disorder neurologists and therapists from across the country. It’s an upbeat, fast-paced event of community and connection, filled with laughter and conversation. You will leave feeling motivated and armed with tools to help you be more involved in your own treatment and to improve your quality of life. As one attendee said, “I left this event with the knowledge and hope of how to live well with my Parkinson’s.”
Featuring nationally recognized researchers, clinicians and physical therapists in movement disorders field, The Victory Summit® symposia deliver up-to-date information and practical tools that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today. The Victory Summit is free for people with Parkinson’s, their family and care partners, but you must register to attend. Click the buttons for more information or to register for upcoming events.
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November 20, 2014 – Austin, TX
Gear Up for Victory promises to be a night to remember. It’s a rare opportunity to celebrate a shared love of cycling, rock out with some great music, and rally around an exceptional cause: improving the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Join the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s on Thursday, November 20th 2014 from 7:30 to 10:30pm with an exclusive VIP hour at 6:30pm at 410 Speed Shop in Austin, TX for Gear Up for Victory: A Freewheeling Gala Benefiting People with Parkinson’s. Gear Up for Victory is a cycling-themed fundraiser event, featuring great Austin music by The BlueBonnets, food by Maudie’s Tex-Mex, handcrafted vodka bar by Deep Eddy Vodka and epic, live and silent auctions.
with Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed
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Parkinson’s is a complex disorder. While there are many unknowns surrounding the disease, current research is aiming to understand disease mechanisms better and translate that into new treatments. Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX discusses the state of Parkinson’s research and what that means for future treatments. She explains the importance of biomarkers in research, as well as their role in identifying Parkinson’s in the earlier stages of disease progression. She also shares an overview of treatments for the disease that do not necessarily involve dopamine. By modulating the dopamine system using different chemicals, complications from current Parkinson’s treatments may be minimized. Additionally, Dr. Jimenez-Shahed explains the efficacy of up-and-coming drugs for Parkinson’s treatment, many of which have promising results in clinical and animal trials.
The Living Well Challenge™ webinar is a free, online educational series featuring movement disorder experts on topics of interest to people affected by Parkinson’s disease. Videos are available for viewing on demand, 24/7 so that you can learn your way, on your time. Need a motivational boost or new ideas? Want to learn more about the latest developments in Parkinson’s? Then check out the Living Well Challenge webinar!