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 June 2018…
Tuesday, June 5, 10:00am-11:00am
“PD Expert Briefing-Living Alone: Home Safety and Management in PD”
Program: Parkinson disease can impact a person’s ability to live safely and independently in their home. This presentation will provide people with Parkinson disease, their care partners, and health professionals with information and ideas to help them manage home safety problems associated with Parkinson disease. It will focus primarily on falls but will also address other potential safety problems related to the motor and non-motor aspects of Parkinson disease. It will cover risk factors for home safety problems and strategies to prevent them.
Presenter: Erin Foster , OTD, MSCI, OTR/L, Professor, Occupational Therapy. Neurology and Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation
Tuesday, June 12, 9:00-10:00am
“Advanced Surgical Therapies: DBS and Duopa”
Program: This presentation will cover the established surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease, particularly deep brain stimulation and intestinal infusion of L-dopa/carbidopa. The inclusion criteria as well as techniques and outcomes will be discussed. Newer treatment options will also be addressed.
Presented by: Parkinson Canada
Archived webinars are available on Parkinson Canada’s YouTube Channel
Tuesday, June 12, 10:00-11:00am
“What If It’s NOT Parkinson’s”
Program: In this webinar, Dr. Mihaela Alexander will discuss atypical parkinsonisms such as multiple system atrophy and Lewy body dementia, among others (PSP, CBD). Dr. Alexander will cover what we know about these conditions and what treatments are available for each condition.
Presenter: Mihaela Alexander MD, Colorado Neurodiagnostics, Littleton, CO
Presented by: Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Wednesday, June 13, Noon-1PM
“Livestream: Learn about Parkinson’s disease and Off Time”
Program: Learn about Parkinson’s off-time issues and medications and other available treatment options for these issues.
Presented by: PMDAlliance (Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Alliance)
Archived recorded sessions are available on the PMDA YouTube channel
Wednesday, June 20, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Introduction to LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG®: Speech, physical and occupational therapies for Parkinson’s”
Program: The LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) Programs for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) have been developed and researched over the past 25 years beginning with a focus on the speech motor system (LSVT LOUD) and more recently have been extended to address limb motor systems (LSVT BIG). Learn how these specialized therapy programs can help you or a loved one improve communication, movement, and quality of life. 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, June 21, 4:00-5:00pm
“Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease”
Program: Exercise is often prescribed for people with Parkinson’s as one of the most important parts of their treatment plan. Our panelists discuss what research is telling us about exercise and PD and how you can integrate physical activity into your daily life. Please note the later start time for this webinar.
Presenters: To be advised at time of presentation
Presented by: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Tuesday, June 26, 10:00-11:00am
“Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: The ABCs of DBS”
Program: Please join us for an expert perspective to help you better understand deep brain stimulation (DBS). This program is designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease, family members, and care partners. Please share this invitation with anyone in your support network whom you feel will benefit from this information.
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Wednesday, June 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
“World Parkinson Congress(WPC). The Countdown Begins: What You Need to Now”
Program: Be among the first to learn what is planned for the 5th World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto June 4-7, 2019
Presenter: A. C. Woolnough, WPC Ambassador
Presented by: Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation