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 October 2019…
Wednesday, October 2, 9:30-10:30am
Program/Presenters: This webinar will discuss recent publications around the theme of Dyskinesias in Parkinson’s. The eminent panel, once again chaired by Van Andel Institute’s Professor Patrik Brundin comprises clinical expertise from Professor Ray Chaudhuri (Kings College, London), pre-clinical insights from Professor Angela Cenci Nilsson (Lund University, Sweden), and patient views from Martin Taylor, founder of Parkinson’s Research Interest Group (Facebook).
Presented by: Parkinson’s Movement
Wednesday, October 16, 12:00-1:00pm
“The Latest Parkinson’s Research and Clinical Trials”
Program: Clinical studies and the discoveries made as a result of them can profoundly affect quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. Dr. Kern will discuss the different types of clinical studies and phases of clinical trials, the benefits and risks of taking part in clinical trials, important information to consider before participating in a clinical trial, where to learn about current clinical trials and how to apply, the latest Parkinson’s research and how it may affect you in the future, innovations and advancements in surgical therapies for Parkinson’s, novel diagnostic approaches and treatment options for Parkinson’s.
Presenter: Drew Kern, MD, Movement Disorder Section, University of Colorado, Department of Neurology
Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Wednesday, October 16, 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 announced at time of program
Presented by: PMD Alliance
Register (view program at appropriate time)
Thursday, October 17, 9:00-10:00am
“Medical Marijuana and Other Alternative Therapies”
Program: Our panelists will discuss what research is finding about marijuana use for Parkinson’s disease and the role of other therapies such as acupuncture and meditation. The speakers and our staff answer questions from the audience.
Presenters: To be advised at time of webcast
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Wednesday, October 23, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Deep Brain Stimulation and LSVT LOUD: Communication Challenges and Treatment Solutions”
Program: Join LSVT LOUD Faculty as they discuss unique communication challenges faced by individuals post-Deep Brain Stimulation. The webinar will include information on voice and speech changes often encountered in this population, how LSVT LOUD can improve communication for these individuals, and how treatment can be tailored to optimize positive outcomes.
Presenters: LSVT clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Wednesday, October 30, 9:00-10:00am
“Cognition and How it Intersects with Other Non-Motor Symptoms”
Program: Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s are common and to some degree affect most people living with Parkinson’s. These symptoms affect cognition, behavior, sleep, autonomic function and sensory function and may become more pronounced as Parkinson’s progresses, deeply impacting a person’s quality of life. Dr. Goldman will discuss non-motor manifestations of Parkinson’s, causes of and management of non-motor symptoms, cognitive symptoms, depression and other mood issues and how they may affect people with Parkinson’s, confounding factors that affect cognition and signs that may indicate changes in cognition are the result of medication side effects or infections, psychosis in Parkinson’s- how common, what causes it and how to manage it, and the emotional toll that cognitive, mood and other non-motor symptoms can have on a person with Parkinson’s and their care partners and how to manage it.
Presenter: Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, Section Chief for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman is a Movement Disorders neurologist with board certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry.
Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Wednesday, October 30, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Take Charge: Tips for Advance Care Planning”
Program: Get the health care you want based on what matters most. This webinar will discuss how to talk about your wishes for care with the important people in your life, and cover how to choose someone to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so. The webinar will also cover how to write down your wishes using Advance Heath Care Directives and the Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment.
Presenter: Mary Matthiesen, Community Engagement and Education Director, Mission Hospice and Home Care, San Mateo, CA
Presented by: Family Caregiver Alliance
Thursday, October 31, 10:00-11:00am
“Spotlight on Clinical Trials: Opening the Door to New Treatments”
Program: The importance of clinical trials to discover the process of progression of Parkinson’s is matched by the possibility of treatment options and a possible cure that could arise from the research. Dr. Standaert will discuss how the clinical trial system works, how to find and participate in trials, and what research his lab is currently working on.
Presenter: David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association