November 2018 Webinars about Parkinson’s

November 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 November 2018…

Monday, November 12, 3:00-4:00pm

“Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Cognition”

Program: Dr. Poston will address-What are normal cognitive problems in MSA? Can “cognitive impairment” or dementia be part of MSA? Are there symptoms that can mimic dementia? When should a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia be given? Does it make a difference? What are the treatment options? There will be time for questions and answers with Dr, Poston and Ms. Welch.

Presenters: Kathleen Poston, MD, MS, movement disorders specialist, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, and Candy Welch, leader of Brain Support Network MSA caregiver support group

Presented by: Stanford School of Medicine, Movement Disorders Center and Brain Support Network


Archive: Brain Support Network will be posting notes from Dr. Poston’s presentation and the Questions and Answer session to its website within a few days of the presentation.


Tuesday, November 13, 9:00-10:00am

“PSP and Multiple Systems Atrophy: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment”

Program: PSP and Multiple system atrophy are neurodegenerative disorders that can mimic Parkinson’s disease in the early stages but have their own unique features. In this presentation we will review the relationships between these disorders, the main signs and symptoms, and treatment options. Current research strategies will also be reviewed, and the hope for the future.

Presenter: Connie Marras, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), Associate Professor at University of Toronot and neurologist at the Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Centre

Presented by: Parkinson Canada


Archived Webinars


Thursday, November 15, 9:00-10:00am

“Research Year in Review and Look Ahead”

Program: In this webinar, we’ll look at progress this year in developing new treatments and tests for Parkinson’s and look ahead to 2019.

Presenter: Dave Iverson, moderator, co-chair, Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council. Additional presenters are to be announced at time of presentation.

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


Archived Webinars


Tuesday, November 27, 10:00-11:00am

“Advanced PD and Palliative Care in the 21st Century”

Program: In this webinar the presenter will review the WHO criteria for palliative care, the various models of palliative care deliver, hospice and hospice criteria in the US, the challenge of palliative care coordination with sub-specialists and the people required to make palliative care work. The presenter will focus on the specific burdens imposed by Parkinson’s on the person with Parkinson’s as well as his or her family care team.

Presenter: Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MeD, FRCPC, FAAN; Director-Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program, University of Alberta

Presented by Parkinson’s Foundation


Archived webinars