Parkinson’s Disease Education
The Davis Phinney Foundation has partnered with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to present The Victory Summit® Parkinson’s education symposium.
What is the Victory Summit?
The Victory Summit is Parkinson’s Disease education extraordinaire! It features presentations from leading movement disorder neurologist and therapists around the country. Session have an educational focus and are designed to equip attendees with information to make knowledgeable decisions about their healthcare. Attendees are connected with local resources who understand the fight and are ready to partner with them.
The Victory Summit showcases educational events around the country. After Nashville, the Victory Summit moves to Durango, Colorado, then Toronto, Canada, and concludes it’s 2017 tour in Oaklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Who is Davis Phinney?
Davis Phinney is a former professional road bicycle racer whose career spanned two decades. Among other accomplishments, he won the Bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics and two stage victories in the Tour de France. He retired from professional cycling in 1993 and, after years of struggling with fatigue and mental fogginess, he was diagnosed, at age 40, with Young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 2000. In 2014 he established the Davis Phinney Foundation with a goal of improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and promoting and funding research.
Parkinson’s Disease Education in Huntsville, AL
The Huntsville Parkinson’s Disease Support Group charted a bus to attend the Victory Summit in Nashville. Group member had the privilege of meeting members from the Vanderbilt Movement Disorder team and listening to updates from leaders in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.
The group provides local support and Parkinson’s Disease education. They meet on the second Sunday of each month at Willowbrook Baptist Church and invite speakers to present on various
topics of interest related to living with Parkinson’s Disease. In addition to meetings, the group gets together for voice and balance classes, monthly breakfast and special events. Join them for facts, friends, support!