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. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in March 2018…
Saturday, March 10, 9:00am-1:30pm
“Conferencia Anual Muhammad Ali en Español”
Program: ¡Atención hablantes de Español! Get updated on the new diagnostic tools and treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Learn about the importance of non-motor symptoms, including sleep disturbances, and which steps help you to achieve positive communication with your care team-all information and presentations will be in Spanish. Interactive breaks will be included for online participants.
Guest speaker: Irene Litvan , MD, Director of the Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center , UC San Diego. Additional speakers will include Maria Cristina Ospina, MD; Guillermo Moguel-Cobos , MD and the psychiatrist, Patricia Tagle-Levy, MD
Register by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (upon registering you will be sent a link to join the program live and be added to the Barrow Foundation event mailing list).
Archived webinar may be available at a future date. Please attend the live webinar to be certain of receiving this important information.
Thursday, March 15, 9:00-10:00am
“Parkinson’s Will Double by 2040: Are We Ready?”
Program: Scientists predict the number of people with Parkinson’s in the world will double by 2042 to more than 12 million. In this webinar our expert panelists will review some reasons behind the growth and strategies for addressing the “Parkinson’s Pandemic”
Presenters: Dave Iverson moderator. Additional presenters to be advised at time of broadcast
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Monday, March 19, 2:00-3:00pm
“Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Devices: Boston Scientific”
Presenter: Pat Kautzman, Boston Scientific
Archived Webinars (and then select PD Education Hour)
Wednesday, March 21, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Small movements and LSVT BIG? Can BIG help my small?”
Program: Join LSVT BIG Faculty as they discuss how LSVT BIG can be used for individuals with Parkinson disease to improve small movements such as buttoning or handwriting and not just “big” movements like walking or getting up from a low chair. Opportunities will be provided for you to ask questions during the webinar through voice and chat options.
Presenters: LSVT Clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Thursday, March 29, 10:00-11:00am
“Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit”
Program: Join us to hear expert perspectives to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) understand the importance of exercise and recognize why staying fit can help improve PD symptoms. This program is designed to help people with PD, family members, and care partners
Presenter: Dr. Terry Ellis, PT, Ph.D., NCS, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association