April 2018 Webinars About Parkinson’s

April 2018 Webinars About Parkinson’s

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 April 2018…


Thursday, April 5, 11:00am-12:00pm

“PD Education Hour: ‘Journey of Care’ Resource Tool for finding the best Parkinson’s care options”

Presenter: Brenda Dodd, Aegis Living

Presented by:  Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars are available at https://NWPF.org/participate/events/

 

 


Thursday, April 12, 2:00-3:00pm

“PD Education Hour: I Just Can’t Shake this Feeling- Exploring Motor Symptoms Beyond Tremor”

Presenter: David Tullar, PA-C, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Presented by:  Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars are available at https://NWPF.org/participate/events/

 

 


Tuesday, April 17, 10:00-11:00am

“Marijuana and PD: What Do We Really Know?”

Program: There is increasing interest in the Parkinson’s patient and research community about the potential for cannabis-based products to treat PD. In this expert briefing we will review what cannabis is, how it works in the brain and why there is so much excitement about its potential in PD. We will then review animal and basic science studies suggesting some promise in treating motor symptoms and slowing the progression of PD. We will conclude by reviewing the evidence to date in human studies, suggestions for future research and practical advice for persons interested in trying cannabis-based products.

Presenters:  Benzi M. Kluger, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Colorado

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived Webinars

  

 


Tuesday, April 17, 11:30am-12:30pm

“PD Education Hour: Maintaining Health and Fitness While Living with Parkinson’s”

Program: Our presenter will share information and answer questions regarding Parkinson’s fitness. The presenter will be sharing the Parkinson’s Fitness Project(PFP)’s mission, which is “developing physical and online training centers to promote ongoing neurologic health in those with Parkinson’s Disease.” Join us for an interactive, online experience regarding your physical health and fitness!

Presenter: Nate Coomer, DPT, Parkinson’s Fitness Project

Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars are available at https://NWPF.org/participate/events/

 

 


Wednesday, April 18, 10:00-11:00am

“PD Education Hour: Latest on Parkinson’s Research”

Program: A Movement Disorder Specialist will discuss the latest research on Parkinson’s disease.

Presenter: Pinky Agarwal, MD, FAAN, Evergreen Health, Kirkland, WA

Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars are available at https://NWPF.org/participate/events/

 

 


Wednesday, April 18, 11:00am-12:00pm

“How Can Technology Increase Access to LSVT LOUD Speech Treatment for Parkinson’s?”

Program: Learn how technology, including telepractice and the LSVT Companion System can be utilized to increase access to LSVT LOUD speech treatment.

Presenters: LSVT LOUD clinicians

Presented by: LSVT Global

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Archived webinars

 

 


Thursday, April 19, 9:00-10:00am

“How Patients Can Partner to Speed Cures”

Program: No amount of money replaces research volunteers in speeding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about people with PD and their loved ones can participate — in-person or online — in studies toward treatment breakthroughs.

Presenters: Dave Iverson, Moderator. Presenters will be identified at time of webcast.

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

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Archived webinars

 

 


Saturday, April 28, 9:00am-4:00pm

“HOPE Conference-Live broadcast of Main Stage presentations”

Program/Presenters: This is an excellent conference presented every year, with exciting speakers and great information applicable no matter where you live. All of the main stage presentations will be broadcast live from the Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights, WA. While attending online is free, pre-registration for the webcast is required. Here is the list of speakers and presentations you will see on the broadcast of the 2018 HOPE Conference Spokane:

9:10 – 10:00 AM       Jason Aldred, MD, FAAN – Keynote     Non-Motor Symptoms

10:20 – 11:00 AM     Jennipher Ama, RN, CMC     Building Your Care Team

11:10 – 11:50 AM     A. C. Woolnough     Advocacy and Legislative Update

12:50 – 1:40 PM       Jim and Judi Sloane – Keynote     PWP & Carepartner

1:50 – 2:30 PM         Tracy Sirrene     Cannabis and Parkinson’s

2:40 – 3:20 PM         TBA     Sex Therapy

Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived conference webcast will be posted on the Northwest Parkinson Foundation website at a future date.