Education is a key tool for fighting against Parkinson’s disease is a primary element of patient-centered care. More importantly, educating people with PD about the characteristics, assessments, treatments, and effective strategies for fighting against the disease can improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s and their loved ones.

A major goal of Endeavor Parkinsonology is to provide educational opportunities for the Fort Worth community to build our collective knowledge of Parkinson’s disease. Three to four symposiums are held each year on the campus of TCU. Past, present, and future symposiums are listed below. As with all resources offered by Endeavor Parkinsonology, these are educational seminars are offered at no cost to the community. To reserve a seat or get more information, please contact Dr. Watts and his team.

The Zoota Family Leaders in Parkinson’s Disease Speaker Series
Bastiaan Bloem, M.D.
March 26, 2024

Colors of Holistic Care for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Michael Okun

The Zoota Family Leaders in Parkinson’s Disease Speaker Series
Michael Okun, M.D.
August 19th, 2023

Dr. Michael Okun

A Stronger Future: It’s Never Too Late To Exercise!

Speaker: Josh Carr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Texas Christian University
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Christopher Watts, PhD

Healthy Aging and Parkinson’s: What’s Nutrition Got To Do With It?

Speaker: Samantha Davis, MS, RD, LD
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Texas Christian University
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Texas Christian University
Annie Richardson Bass Building, room 1207 (1st floor)
2800 W Bowie St   Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Christopher Watts, PhD

Parkinson’s Disease: More Than a Shaking Palsy

Speaker: Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Deep Brain Stimulator Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Texas Christian University
Smith Entrepreneur Hall – Room 104B
West Lowden Street (TCU Campus)
Fort Worth TX 76129
Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD

Swallowing in Parkinson’s Disease: What Happens and What You Can Do About It!

Speaker: Christopher R. Watts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor & Director
Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Texas Christian University
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitor’s Center
2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth TX 76129
Christopher Watts, PhD