May 2017 Webinars About Parkinson’s

May 2017 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. ere are webinars that may be of interest to those with Parkinson’s in May 2017…

Wednesday, May 3, 11:30am-12:00pm

“Surgical Management of Movement Disorders”

Program: Join UCLA neurosurgeon Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, for a review of deep brain stimulation and other surgical options to treat tremors. Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor affect a growing number of patients. Medications are first-line therapies, but for those with inadequate relief, surgical therapies are an option for neurological restoration

Presenter: Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, UCLA Health

Presented by: UCLA Health


Archived Webinars


Saturday, May 6, 10:00am-2:00pm

“The Moving Conference”

The Moving Conference is all about living your best quality of life whether you are a person with Parkinson’s or a spouse, partner or family member. A day filled with movement, education and resources whether you have Parkinson’s OR you care about someone who does

People with Parkinson’s will enjoy an array of exercise programs focused on Parkinson’s symptom management. Classes include Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi and Power Forward Boot Camp.

Partners and family members will learn strategies to care for themselves and their loved ones with Parkinson’s. Presentations will focus on three topics Spectrum of Care  (overview of caregiving options from home to skilled nursing and memory care), self-care without guilt, and  questions of safety and judgment

Presenters:  To be advised at time of event

Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation


Archived webinar will be available after the event.


Thursday, May 11, 10:00-11:00am

“Spotlight on Movement Function: Coping with On/Off Periods”

Program: Join the American Parkinson Disease Association for this special webinar, presented by Lisa M. Shulman, MD, Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Shulman will be discussing techniques for people with Parkinson’s coping with on/off periods. Family members and care partners are also welcome to join

Presenter: Lisa M. Shulman, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center

Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association


Archived Webinars


Thursday, May 18, 9:00-10:00am

“Sleeping Well with Parkinson’s”

Program:  Sleep disturbances are a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease that may cause difficulty falling or staying asleep. In this webinar, we’ll discuss sleep disorders that can occur in Parkinson’s, how to manage them and current research on sleep and PD

Presenters: Hosted by Dave Iverson. Other presenters will be announced at the time of the program.

Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research


Archived Webinars


Tuesday, May 23, 10:00-11:00am

“Recognizing the Impact of Genitourinary Symptoms in PD”

Program: Urinary tract symptoms are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD), affecting 27 percent to 64 percent of people with PD. Symptoms may include incontinence, urgency, frequency, nocturia, post voiding dribbling, a weakened urinary stream and a sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder. Symptoms may cause a host of cognitive, affective and behavioral changes for those experiencing these embarrassing issues. This web seminar will discuss genitourinary symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, their impact on one’s quality of life, and prompt nurses to assist patients with education, care and referral.

Presenters: Moderator is Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP, Co-Founder and National Director of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at PDF

Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Professor, Villanova University College of Nursing

Joanne P. Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Founding Dean and Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden

Presented by: American Society on Aging and the Parkinson Disease Foundation


Archived webinars are not maintained for this webinar series