March 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

March 2019 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 March 2019…

 


Tuesday, March 5, 10:00-11:00am

“Expert Briefing: Seeing Clearly with PD: Vision Changes”

Program: PD is commonly viewed as a disease characterized by motor deficits, but visual conditions that can negatively impact daily function and quality of life are common. Among the most common conditions are ocular surface irritation, convergence insufficiency, hallucinations, and blurry or subnormal vision. This webinar will focus on how to recognize and treat the most common symptoms experienced by people living with PD.

Presenter: Dan Gold, DO, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars

 


Wednesday, March 6, 9:30-10:30am

“Sleep and Parkinson’s”

Program: Chair Professor Patrik Brundin will discuss Sleep in Parkinson’s, as well as the recent paper ‘The sleep-wake cycle regulates brain insterstitial fluid tau in mice and CSF tau in humans’.

Presenter: Patrik Brundin, MD, PhD

Presented by: Parkinson’s Movement

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Archived webinars

 


Tuesday, March 12, 10:00-11:00am

“Ask the Expert Webinar: Genetic Discovery to Therapeutic Target”

Program: At the laboratory of Professor Matthew Farrer, research scientists are investigating the role of the retromer complex, a sorting network within brain cells that may position particular proteins within cells. Their working theory is that when genes within the retromer complex are mutated, they could be misplacing specific proteins within dopamine-producing cells — the main cell type lost in Parkinson’s disease — ultimately causing them to die. If they can validate this theory, it could lead to new avenues for drug discovery and early disease detection.

Presenters: Jordan Follett and Emil Gustavsson, researchers, University of British Columbia, Farrer Lab

Presented by: Parkinson Society British Columbia

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Archived webinars

 


Wednesday, March 20, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Client Experiences with LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG”

Program: Are you curious to hear about the treatment approaches from a client’s perspective? Join LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG client graduates as they share their stories and experiences on the treatment they received.

Presenters: LSVT clients

Presented by: LSVT Global

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Archived webinars

 


Thursday, March 21, 9:00am-10:00am

“Better Conversations and Care: How Patients and Doctors Can Work Together”

Program: Our panelists-people with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s physicians-will discuss strategies for discussing symptoms and working together or treatment decisions.

Presenters: To be advised at time of webinar

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

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Archived webinars

 


Thursday, March 21, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): What, When, Why & How?”

Program: This webinar is for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners who want to learn: how DBS works; different types of DBS; symptoms DBS helps and does not help; how to decide what DBS device will work for you; how the approval/evaluation process works; ethical implications/dilemmas related to DBS; reality of DBS programming; biggest misunderstandings about DBS; and much more.

Presenter: Kara Beasley, MD, MA, Neurosurgeon, biomedical ethicist, Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Association

Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s

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Archived webinars

 


Tuesday, March 26, 10:00-11:00am

“Nursing Solutions: Of All the Nerve, Autonomic Issues in Parkinson’s Disease”

Program: Parkinson’s disease patients face myriad symptoms, including those affecting the motor system and mobility function and those presenting as non-motor symptoms. Among the non-motor symptoms, issues affecting the cognitive, neuropsychiatric and autonomic systems, as well as sleep, are common. This web seminar will present an overview of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, followed by a presentation of the under-recognized skin issues in Parkinson’s disease.

Presenters: Joan Gardner, RN, BSN.,  clinic supervisor, Struthers Parkinson’s Center,Minneapolis, Coordinator, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

Janice M. Bentz, Ph.D., CS, CNOR, CCWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FAAN. Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, Camden, at Rutgers University. Director, Rutgers University-Camden, Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program.

Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation

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Archived webinars