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 May 2018…
Tuesday, May 8, 9:00-10:00am
“Stand Up to Parkinson’s: Prevent Falls”
Program: Falls are a leading cause of injury and can result in hospitalization or loss of independence. Falls can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime but having Parkinson’s will increase your risk of falls. Prevention and planning can reduce your risk for falls and there are things you can do to keep yourself safe. This webinar will focus on how to identify some of the causes of falls and suggest simple, practical changes and suggestions to keep you active, independent and on your feet.
Presenter: Nicole Acerra, PhD, Bsc PT, Vancouver, BC Coastal Health Authority
Presented by: Parkinson Canada
Archived webinars are available on the Parkinson Canada YouTube channel
Wednesday, May 9, 10:00-11:00am
“Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Enhancing Communication about Off”
Program: Join this webinar for an expert perspective to help people with PD enhance communication about OFF episodes with your doctor. This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners.
Presenter: Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, APDA
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Monday, May 14, 2:00-3:00pm
“Diagnosis PD: How Not to Go Broke”
Program: Learn from an expert in Elder Law how to manage your family’s financial resources while living with PD.
Presenter: Holland McBurns, Evergreen Elder Law
Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Tuesday, May 15, 10:00-11:00am
“Nursing Solutions: Non-Pharmacologic Complementary and Alternative Practices in PD: Quality of Life Impact and Patient Practices”
Program: Many people with Parkinson’s disease will have a disease span over decades of life. It is not surprising, then, that patients and families often seek complementary and alternative approaches to supplement traditional medical and surgical interventions. This webinar will present a review of the research on quality of life as it relates to the use of non-pharmacological approaches in Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, it will discuss research on what actual patient practices are being used, and review factors that may influence the use of complementary and alternative treatment approaches.
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation as part of the Nurse Webinar Series
Thursday, May 17, 9:00-10:00am
“Parkinson’s Pain and Fatigue”
Program: A rebroadcast (originally presented in July 2016) of a popular webinar on Parkinson’s pain and fatigue. Our panelists will discuss what we know about why these symptoms arise, how we manage them today and research toward new treatments.
Presenters: Dave Iverson, moderator. Toni Palumbo, PwP. Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD, Chair, Dept of Neuroscience, Albany Medical Center. Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Florida (at Albany Medical Center at time of original webcast).
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Wednesday, May 23, 9:00-10:00am
“Your Time with an MDS: Building a Relationship with a Specialized PD Doctor”
Program: Movement Disorder Specialists (MDS) are neurologists who have received additional training in Parkinson’s disease (PD). These specialists know about the many treatment options available for PD and how to tailor individual care plans. In this webinar, we will discuss: how to find and MDS, their importance as part of your care team, and how to optimize your visits.
Presenters: Moderator: Soania Mathur, retired family physician living with PD;
Brian Reedy, PwP;
Marilyn Phillips, care partner for husband, retired Physical Therapist, research and policy advocate
Presented by: Partners in Parkinson’s