Stanford University and Brain Support Network will be co-hosting another webinar next month 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). The guest speaker is Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, Stanford urologist. The webinar is Friday, August 23rd, 3-4pm. Please register now.
Evaluating and Treating Urinary Problems in PD, MSA, and the Other Atypical Parkinsonism Disorders
Friday, August 23, 3-4pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu, a urologist at Stanford with extensive experience with PD, MSA, and similar disorders, will address these topics:
- Overview of urinary incontinence, retention, neurogenic bladder, nocturia, enlarged prostate
- What’s the relationship between urinary issues and constipation?
- How do urinary issues in MSA compare to those in PD?
- What treatments are available — conservative, medication, and surgical?
There will be time for audience questions on urinary issues in PD, MSA, and the other atypical parkinsonism disorders (progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and Lewy body dementia).
Register in advance for this (free) webinar: http://bit.ly/32w0Fid
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Further details on the speaker:
The speaker is Dr. Ekene Enemchukwu, a urologist at Stanford University. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University. She subsequently earned her combined degree in Medicine (MD) and Public Health (MPH) at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health. She completed her General Surgery and Urology training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She then went on to complete a prestigious fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery with concurrent training in Male Voiding Dysfunction and Neurourology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Her research interests are in the areas of refractory overactive bladder in elderly/frail, neurogenic and underserved patient populations, detrusor underactivity, quality of life, and patient satisfaction.
Further details on the webinar host:
The webinar will be hosted by Candy Welch, whose late husband Bob had multiple system atrophy, confirmed through brain donation. She is a longtime member of Brain Support Network, a nonprofit focused on the four atypical parkinsonism disorders, including multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and Lewy body dementia. She facilitates the discussion among MSA caregivers at BSN’s support group meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Candy has spoken about the importance of brain donation for MSA research and the challenges of being an MSA caregiver to support groups, webinar audiences, and conferences.
If you can’t make it on August 23rd, we encourage you to register for the webinar so that you will be alerted when the recording is available online.
Brain Support Network, the co-organizer, will be posting notes from Dr. Enemchukwu’s presentation and the Q-and-A to its website within a few days of the webinar.
Please contact Robin Riddle, Stanford, phone 650-724-6090.