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 July 2019…
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00-11:00am
“Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Getting Motivated to Move!”
Program: Join this free national webinar to better understand the benefits of exercise and movement for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners.
Presenter: Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS; Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training; Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University.
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Wednesday, July 10, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Helplessness and Hope in Parkinson’s”
Program: Many people with Parkinson’s and their care partners feel helpless. Helpless when it comes to controlling their health, getting the care they need from the right people and navigating a complicated disease process. Because we carry helplessness in our bodies, it’s important that we learn how to relieve it. Dr. Rushton will address how to cultivate compassion-based practices to serve the selfe and others; how to manage the feeling of helpless in each moment; how to deal with the daily losses of living with Parkinson’s; and much more.
Presenter: Cynda Rushton, PhD
Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Saturday, July 13, 8:30-9:30am
“The Power of Perseverance for Living with Parkinson’s”
Program: Life, at times, draws all of us to the brink, the edge, that point where we simply do not know where to turn or what to do next. We often have a vague notion that there must be something we can do, that there must be a way forward. Often, we’re told to ‘hold on’ to ‘endure the storm’ and ‘don’t give up’ and even occasionally we come across the term ‘perseverance.’ Seldom does it come in a context that can be grasped. In this session, we will unpack what the word perseverance means discovering the many rich, positive, practical skills that can be learned and skills that will take you back from the brink and forward to new victories and new success. ‘Perseverance’ is the way forward.
Presenter: Tim Hague, Sr. Retired nurse, author, motivational speaker
Presented by: Parkinson Voice Project
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:30-5:30pm
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 advised at time of webcast
Presented by: Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance
Thursday, July 18, 9:00-10:00am
“How Genetic Discoveries Lead to Parkinson’s Therapies”
Program: With ongoing trials targeting genetic links to Parkinson’s (alpha-synuclein, GBA and LRRK2), our panelists will discuss how we go from discovering genes to creating precision therapies. And we will talk about why you should participate in genetic research even if you don’t carry a known Parkinson’s genetic mutation.
Presenters: Dave Iverson, Moderator, Patient Council, Michael J. Fox Foundation
Roy Alcalay, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University
Andrew Singleton, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, NIA, NIH
Anna Cohn Donnelly, DPH, PwP, Member, Patient Council, The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research