You 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 2017…
Wednesday, October 4, 9:00-10:00am
“Care Beyond the Clinic: How to Gain Control of Your Parkinson’s by Optimizing Personal Health Strategies to Manage Parkinson’s”
Program: Managing aspects of personal care within your control is important to living well with Parkinson’s at any stage. In this webinar, we will focus on making sure you talk to your doctor about what is important to you and what has changed, and discuss steps to setting personal goals and implementing strategies to optimize your physical, mental and social health to help you manage your Parkinson’s.
Presenters: Soania Mathur MD, moderator. Other presenters will be advised at time of webcast.
Presented by: Partners in Parkinson’s
Thursday, October 12, 9:00-10:00am
“Spotlight on Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease: Exploring Treatment and Managing Options”
Program: How can you maintain a healthy intimate relationship when Parkinson’s keeps getting in the way? Learn effective communication techniques to keep intimacy alive in your relationship and allow you and your partner to achieve your goals in a loving, respectful way.
Presenter: Joel Perlmutter, MD, Elliott Stein Family Professor of Neurology; Section Head, Movement Disorders; Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Washington University, School of Medicine.
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Wednesday, October 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Am I too early to start LSVT BIG® or LSVT LOUD®?”
Program: Individuals with early stage Parkinson disease (PD) or early onset PD may not yet be exhibiting many physical or vocal characteristics of PD. However, intensive behavioral treatment for body movement (LSVT BIG) and vocal loudness (LSVT LOUD) can still be appropriate for these populations. Join LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Expert Clinicians for a discussion on how these treatment protocols can help maintain current levels of functioning, uncover movement and vocal challenges, and improve movement and voice while potentially slowing symptom progression. If you would like a specific question addressed during the webinar, you may submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the broadcast date. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar through either a voice or chat option.Presenters: Expert LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD clinicians.
Presented by: LSVT Global
Thursday, October 19, 9:00-10:00am
“What Do a Dog and Keyboard Have in Common? Screening for Parkinson’s”
Program: Our expert panelists will discuss studies using dog sniffing, keyboard strokes and other tactics to screen for Parkinson’s risk. We’ll also talk about what early signs of disease to look for if you feel you’re at risk for Parkinson’s.
Presenters: Dave Iverson, moderator. Other presenters will be advised at time of webcast.
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research