13 Action News: Free Parkinson's Summit Held at UNLV in Las Vegas


More than 12,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease reside in the Las Vegas metro area, prompting a national symposium in Las Vegas.

On Feb. 7, the Davis Phinney Foundation Victory Summit brought together internationally, nationally and locally recognized movement disorder experts to share the latest on research and treatments along with practical tools for living well with Parkinson’s.

The event was free and anyone was welcome to attend. People living with Parkinson’s, their care partners and family members were encouraged to attend.

The Victory Summit symposium was held at the UNLV Student Union at 4505 South Maryland Parkway.

This event was presented in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, University of Nevada School of Medicine and with community support from Friends of Parkinson’s.

Medtronic, AbbVie and Teva Neuroscience were corporate sponsors.

This interactive event motivated attendees to take action and create a better quality of life for themselves. Attendees found information, inspiration and tools for living well at all ages and stages of Parkinson’s.

This was the first time the summit reached Las Vegas. People from all over the country attended.

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