August 2019 Webinars about Parkinson’s

August 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 August 2019…

Tuesday, August 6, 9:00-10:00am

“Plan Ahead to Protect Your Assets”

Program: Our panelists will discuss the financial and legal planning aspects of care for people living with Parkinson’s and their families. Experts will share how identifying risks — such as identity theft and financial abuse — and creating actionable plans today, will help protect your assets tomorrow.

Presenters:  Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD, founder, Shenkman Law

Anne Koemer,  RN, BSN, CRRN, President, Founder, National Care Advisors

Suzanne Shier,  BA, LLM, Wealth Planning Practice Executive, Chief Tax Strategist/Tax Counsel, Northern Trust

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


Archived webinars

Wednesday, August 7, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Women and Parkinson’s”

Program: More men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson’s by a ratio of nearly 2:1. But the rate of diagnosis is not the only difference. Women and men diagnosed with Parkinson’s experience differences when it comes to presenting symptoms, sleep problems, cognitive impact, responses to surgery, medication side effects, emotional health, the care partner experience and more.

Presenter:Michelle Fullard,  MD, MSCE, University of Colorado, Neurology Clinic

Presented by: Davis Phinney  Foundation for Parkinson’s


Archived webinars

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

“Update on Stem Cell Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease”

Program: Our panelists will discuss the types of stem cells, the status of stem cell-derived therapies for Parkinson’s, and how scientists use stem cells as research tools. The speakers and our staff will answer questions from the audience as well.

Presenters: To be advised at time of webcast

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


Archived webinars 

Wednesday, August 21, 11:00am-12:00pm

“Application of LSVT BIG to Advanced and Atypical PD”

Program: Join LSVT BIG Faculty as they discuss unique challenges faced by individuals with atypical or advanced Parkinsonian disorders. The presentation will include information on how LSVT BIG can improve mobility for these individuals and how treatment can be adapted to fit the unique needs often encountered in these populations.

Presenters: LSVT clinicians

Presented by: LSVT Global


Archived webinars

Wednesday, August 21, 4:30-5:30pm

“Therapy Break”

Program: Therapy Break is an interactive, online video discussion featuring a subject matter expert with knowledge relevant to living well with Parkinson’s disease. Addressing a variety of topics related to living with a movement disorder, these informal discussions provide a forum for you to learn, ask questions, interact and be part of a community, regardless of where you live.

Presenter: To be announced at time of program

Presented by: PMD Alliance

Register (view program at appropriate time)

Archived webinars

Friday, August 23, 3:00-4:00pm

“Evaluating and Treating Urinary Problems in PD, MSA and other Atypical Parkinsonism Disorders”

Program: Stanford University and Brain Support Network will be co-hosting a webinar on evaluating and treating urinary problems in Parkinson’s Disease, multiple system atrophy, and the other atypical parkinsonism disorders (progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and Lewy body dementia).

Presenter: Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, MPH, Urologist, Stanford. Dr. Enemchukwu has extensive experience with PD, MSA and similar atypical parkinsonism disorders

Host: Candy Welch, whose late husband had Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), confirmed through brain donation. She is a long-time member of Brain Support Network

Presented by: APDA’s Parkinson’s Information and Referral Center at Stanford, and Brain Support Network.


Webinar archive will be advised when presentation is posted