October 2016 Webinars about Parkinson’s

October 2016 Webinars about Parkinson’s

Businessman working from home in pajamasYou can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home.  Join either live or view the archived version within a few days of the live webinar (in most cases).  All webinars listed are free.

Here are webinars that may be of interest to those with Parkinson’s in October, 2016…

What do you need to participate?  All you’ll need is an internet connection and a computer with speakers.  Or you can watch online and use your telephone for the audio portion of the program.

Why register?  We recommend you register in advance so that you’ll receive via email reminders about the webinar.  And you’ll receive email notification when the archived recording is available online.

Know of other Parkinson’s webinars with guest speakers that we haven’t listed? Please contact  Steven Russell.


Thursday, October 6th, 10:00am-11:00am Pacific Time

“Ask the Expert Live Broadcast Q&A Session”

Program: The aim of each session is to give people with Parkinson’s, their care partners and loved ones the opportunity to ask Parkinson’s experts questions about their field and how it relates to living well with PD. Moderators will relay questions from both online and live audience members.

Presented by the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Presenter: Pinky Agarwal, MD Movement Disorder Specialist, Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center at EvergreenHealth

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Archived after presentation

 


Tuesday, October 18th, 10:00am-11:00am Pacific Time

 “Spotlight on Parkinson’s – Staying on Your Feet: Balance Matters”

Program: A discussion of why balance issues are critically important for those living with PD and evidence-based fall prevention programs to help everyone with Parkinson’s to move safely and securely.

Presented by the American Parkinson Disease Association

Presenters: Dr. Anna Hohler of Boston University Medical Center and Tami Rork DeAngelis, PT, DPT, GCS of Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University.

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Archived webinars

 


Wednesday, October 19th, 11:00am-12:00pm Pacific Time

“How to Get the Most Out of Your LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® Treatment”

Program: The latest research has demonstrated the brain’s ability to adapt and even potentially improve with rehabilitation!  LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® treatments integrate many of the key ingredients necessary for driving changes in the brain, such as intensity, repetition, and complexity.  Attend this webinar to learn how you can be sure you are getting the MOST out of your LSVT treatment.  The clinicians will present key points about what you and your therapist need to be doing in LSVT LOUD® or LSVT BIG® treatment to drive the most improvement in communication and mobility you can possibly achieve.

Presented by LSVT Global

Presenters: Top LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® clinicians.

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Archived webinars

 


Thursday, October 20th, 9:00-10:00am Pacific Time

“Blood Pressure and Parkinson’s: What’s the Connection?”

Program: The panelists will discuss the blood pressure fluctuations seen with Parkinson’s disease and the role medication plays. They will also talk about lifestyle changes and medication options to manage blood pressure.

Presented by the Michael J. Fox Foundation

Presenters: Moderator, Dave Iverson. Additional presenters will be advised at time of broadcast.

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Archived webinars

 


Tuesday, October 25th,12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time

“Taboo topics: medical marijuana and Parkinson’s”

Program: The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been legal in Oregon since 1998. With the legalization in many other states and the popularity of legalized growing, this taboo topic comes up more than ever! But finding reliable information about its benefits and risks can be challenging. This presentation addresses the scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of marijuana for medical conditions and symptoms (particularly neurological problems including Parkinson’s), practical questions about obtaining and using it, and precautions about adverse effects and drug interactions.

Presented by the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Presenter: Nancy Cloak, MD, hospice medical director, housecall providers

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Archived webinars