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 December 2017…
Saturday, December 2, 10:00-11:00am
“Parkinson’s Disease: Beyond Motor Symptoms”
Program: It may be surprising to learn that more than 50% of people living with Parkinson’s disease will experience hallucinations or delusions over the course of their disease. Dr. Brillman, a Bay Area Movement Disorder Specialist, will share information related to this topic, as well as a new treatment option for people experiencing these symptoms.
Presenter: Salima Brillman, MD, movement disorder specialist.
Presented by: Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Registration: Please try and register early. Please note this event will be livestreamed. You may register up to the time of the meeting: https://goo.gl/TSnYtS
No later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the event, please use the above link from your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone: If joining via tablet or smartphone (not a computer) please download and open the free “Cisco WebEx Meeting” App. Click on “Join Meeting” and use the meeting number: 853 242 587
Meeting password: ACADIA
If you will be listening on your computer, after connecting to WebEx, please select “Call In Using Computer”
If you prefer to listen by phone, after connecting to WebEx, please select “I Will Call In” and use the number and access code: 1(877)688-4493; Access Code: 853 242 587
We are not certain where and when a recording of the presentation will be available. If interested, please be sure to sign up for the original webcast and watch for future links to the presentation in follow up emails.
Monday, December 4, 12:00-1:00pm
“Ask the Expert: PD and Psychosis”
Program: Ask the Expert is an open-ended Q & A series for people affected by Parkinson’s to ask questions of medical and healthcare professionals. This program will focus on attaining the highest quality of life and engagement for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
Presenter: Amanda Herges, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, Kirkland, WA. She specializes in administration of neuropsychological testing for memory and other cognitive skills to individuals who are experiencing neurologic symptoms as well as providing counseling for medical illness or disability.
Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Tuesday, December 5, 10:00-11:00am
“Understanding Fatigue and Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease”
Program: Fatigue and apathy are common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease (PD). These distressing symptoms affect one’s quality of life and increase caregivers’ burden. This web seminar will discuss such symptoms and their presentation, highlight recent research findings and studies and prompt discussion on how we can help patients with these problems.
Presenters: Amy Bruno, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, 2015 Alumna, The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation and Nabila Dahodwala, MD, University of Pennsylvania PD and Movement Disorders Center
Presented by: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation
Wednesday, December 6, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Treating the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease with LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD”
Program: Individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) typically experience non-motor symptoms alongside common motor and voice challenges. Addressing non-motor symptoms as part of treatment help clients to better achieve appropriate movement and loudness and maintain these improvements over time. Join LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Expert Clinicians as they delve into the non-motor symptoms of impaired cognition, autonomic changes, dementia, depression and apathy, followed by a discussion on how these areas are addressed in LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD. 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: LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Thursday, December 7, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Ask the Expert-PD and Speech Language Therapy”
Program: With help from a speech pathologist, people with Parkinson’s disease are able to strengthen their muscles used for speech and swallowing ability. Every person with Parkinson’s disease should reach out to a trained speech pathologist to preserve their voice, even if they don’t notice a difference yet.
Presenter: Jesse Moore, MS, CF-SLP, CLASS, Inc., Tacoma, WA
Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Thursday, December 14, 9:00-10:00am
“2017 Parkinson’s Research Year in Review”
Program: We’ll discuss advances in our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and development of new treatments. Please note that the usual 3rd Thursday webinar date and time have been moved up one week due to the holidays for this month’s webinar only,
Presenter: Dave Iverson, MJFF spokesman and moderator. Additional guests will be advised at the time of the webinar.
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research