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 April 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 9:00-10:00am
“Parkinson’s Disease: What To Do When Your Medications Stop Working”
Program: Please join us for expert perspectives to help you better understand what to do when your medications stop working. This program is designed to help people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), family members, and care partners.
Presenter: Un J. Kang, MD, Director of Translational Research, The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders. NYU Langone Health
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Tuesday, April 9, 10:00-11:00am
“PD and Medication: What’s New?”
Program: Learn about new treatment options expected to become available in the next 2 years. Understand who would be the best candidates for these new treatment options.
Presenter, Rajesh Pahwa, MD, Chief, Parkinson and Movement Disorder Division and Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation
Saturday, April 13, 7:30am-1:45pm
“Victory Summit-Austin, Live Broadcast”
Program: The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s will present a day-long program of information, inspiration, community and connection for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. View the agenda
Presenters: See the agenda for a complete listing of presenters and presentations
Presented by: The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Tuesday, April 16, 9:00-10:00am
“Act on Time: A Parkinson’s Resource Toolkit”
Program: This webinar is the official launch of Parkinson Canada’s Act on Time™ campaign. This campaign is designed to bring awareness to the Alerts, Care and Treatment (ACT) of Parkinson’s Disease. Included will be a review of the tools and resources for people with Parkinson’s, care partners and healthcare providers. The webinar will outline how each piece in the kit is meant to be utilized. It will also guide care partners and health care professionals on best practices to support and communicate with people living with Parkinson’s.
Presenter: Neil Gontier, Parkinson Canada
Presented by: Parkinson Canada
Wednesday, April 17, 11:00am-12:00pm
“The Impact of Non-Motor Symptoms in the Successful Delivery of LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG”
Program: People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can experience non-motor symptoms. These may include changes in cognition, fatigue, and apathy. This webinar will discuss how LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG address these symptoms during therapy. Consideration of both motor and nonmotor symptoms during LSVT treatments may optimize improvements in mobility, communication and quality of life.
Presenters: LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Thursday, April 18, 9:00-10:00am
“Vision Problems in Parkinson’s Disease”
Program: Our panelists will discuss changes in eyesight associated with Parkinson’s as well as the effects of other symptoms and medications on vision. We also will cover how scientists are looking at the eye as a source of tests to diagnose the disease in its earliest stages.
Presenters: to be advised at time of webinar
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Thursday, April 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): What, When, Why and How?”
Program: This webinar is for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners who want to learn how DBS works; about different types of DBS; what symptoms DBS does and does not help; how to decide on DBS devices; how the approval/evaluation works; ethical implications/dilemmas related to DBS; reality of DBS programming; and the biggest myths and misunderstandings about DBS.
Presenter: Kara Beasley, MD, neurosurgeon, Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Association. MA, Biomedical Ethics, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ.