December 2016 Webinars About Parkinson’s

December 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 December 2016…

Wednesday, December 7th, 11:00am-12:00pm, Pacific Time

“Ask the Expert Online”

Program: An open-ended Q&A series for people with Parkinson’s to ask questions of medical and healthcare professionals. Ask your questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Parkinson’s.

Presented by the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Presenter: Andrew Ko, MD


Thursday, December 8th, 12:00-1:00pm, Pacific Time

Program: Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative illness after Alzheimer’s disease. With the burgeoning aging population, it is imperative that social workers, nurses, case managers and discharge planners appreciate the nuances of this chronic illness so they can advocate for the appropriate management of their Parkinson’s patients. The heterogeneity of the Parkinson’s population necessitates keen assessment skills in order to address individual differences in disease presentation and devise the best management plan. This web seminar will review the basics of Parkinson’s disease and the atypical Parkinsonism, pharmacological and surgical treatment strategies, the role of the allied team, the disease trajectory and the need for a comprehensive, individualized, management plan.

Presenter: Becky Dunlop, RN, BSN, Center of Excellence Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Presented by: American Society on Aging and Right at Home


Archived webinars


Wednesday, December 14, 11:00am-12:00pm, Pacific Time

“What people with Parkinson’s want family and friends to know about movement and speech challenges”

Program: Join us for a candid discussion geared toward friends and family of people with Parkinson’s who want to learn how to most effectively support improved speech and movement gained through LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD. This webinar will include a review of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s which can impact many aspects of a person’s life. People with Parkinson’s, family and friends are encouraged to submit words of advice they’d like us to share or questions they’d like us to address during the live webinar by emailing the week before the webinar.

 Presenters: LSVT trained clinicians

 Presented by:LSVT Global


Archived webinars


Thursday, December 15, 9:00-10:30am, Pacific Time

“2016 Parkinson’s Research Year in Review”

Program: In an extended 90-minute webinar, we will cover advances in our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and development of new treatments. There will also be ample time for your questions.

Moderator: Dave Iverson. Presenters to be advised at time of webcast.

Presented by the Michael J. Fox Foundation


Archived webinars