Tuesday, December 4, 12:00-1:00pm
“The PD Brain”
Program: What we have learned about Parkinson’s disease from Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery
Presented by: PMD Alliance
Wednesday, December 5, 7:30am-9:00am
“Therapies targeting the genetics of Parkinson’s disease”
Program: Our presenters will discuss 3 papers:
“New Frontiers in Parkinson’s Disease from Genetics to the Clinic”
“Targeted Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease from Genetics to the Clinic”
“Gliocerebrosidase Mutations in Parkinson’s Disease”
Benjamin Stetcher, Parkinson’s Movement advocate
Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, Taub Institute, New York Presbyterian, Columbia Neurology
Tuesday, December 11, 10:00-11:00am
“Ask the Expert Webinar: Understanding Palliative Care”
Program: Palliative care is provided by a team of health professionals who work together with primary care physicians, referred specialists and other hospital or hospice staff to provide additional support. Although most people think of palliative care as an important component of end-of-life care, it is appropriate at all stages of an illness.
Presenter: To be advised at time of webcast
Register (registration closes 12/06)
Tuesday, December 11, 2:00-3:00pm
“Incontinence and voiding dysfunction in PD”
Program: Parkinson’s disease can affect voiding function in both men and women and can have a significant debilitating effect on individuals. In older males, benign prostatic hyperplasia also contributes to voiding problems. This presentation will discuss management of voiding dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Presenter: Sidney B. Radomski, MD, FRCSC, Professor of Surgery (Urology), Toronto Western Hospital
Presented by: Parkinson Canada
Wednesday, December 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Research and clinical advances in LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG”
Program: Discover recent research and clinical advances related to intensive behavioral treatment for vocal loudness (LSVT LOUD) and body movement (LSVT BIG). The webinar will include a brief review on the early research behind the development of these programs followed by an overview of the current body of research and clinical work in these areas.
Presenters: LSVT certified clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Wednesday, December 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Program: Learn more about the non-motor symptoms of PD and hear a patient with PD share their Parkinson’s disease psychosis journey.
Presented by: PMD Alliance
Thursday, December 13, 10:00-11:00am
“Know Your Rights! Older People and the Americans with Disabilities Act”
Program: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and public and private places that are open to the general public. Many older people are unaware of their rights under the ADA.
Presenters: Jennifer Perry, BA, Access Specialist for the Northeast ADA Center. VP, Board of Directors, Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Tuesday, December 18, 10:00-11:00am
“Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Healthy Minds, Addressing Your Mental Health”
Program: Please join us for expert perspectives to help you better understand mental health in Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Presenters: Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Neurology, Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Boston University
Alice Cronin-Golomb, PhD, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director-Vision and Cognition Laboratory, Boston University
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Thursday, December 20, 9:00-10:00am
“Sleeping Well with Parkinson’s”
Program: Sleep disturbances are a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease that may cause difficulty falling or staying asleep. The MJFF team will still answer submitted questions throughout the hour as our panelists discuss sleep disorders that can occur in Parkinson’s, how to manage them and current research on sleep and PD
Presenters: To be advised at time of webinar
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research