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). Our policy is to share only webinars that are offered free to our community; that reflect a broad, science-based point of view; and that do not present a single solution (whether medical, surgical or other intervention) to the topic under discussion.. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in January 2020…
Wednesday, January 8, 9:30-10:30am
“Exercise in Parkinson’s”
Program: This webinar will discuss recent publications around the theme of Exercise in Parkinson’s. Space is limited to 100 live participants, but the recordings will be available online afterwards.
Presenters: The eminent panel, once again chaired by Van Andel Institute’s Professor Patrik Brundin comprises clinical expertise from Professor Bas Bloem (Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands), pre-clinical expertise from Dr. Michael Jakowec (University of Southern California) and patient views from Professor Karen Raphael, an epidemiological research scientist.
Wednesday, January 15, 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 program
Presented by: Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance
Register (you will watch at this location)
Thursday, January 16, 9:00-10:00am
“Eating Well with Parkinson’s Disease”
Program: Our experts discuss what we know about how diet impacts Parkinson’s, symptoms and medication effectiveness. We’ll talk about where wine and coffee, travel and celebrations fit into a healthy diet, and we’ll take questions from the audience.
Presenters: To be advised at time of webinar
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Tuesday, January 21, 10:00-11:00am
“Optimal Exercise Strategies for Stability, Stamina and Strength”
Program: This briefing has been created to provide education on the impact of Parkinson’s disease on stamina, stability and strength in order to motivate individuals to exercise. There will be discussion on the impact which Parkinson’s disease has on strength , endurance and balance as well as the evidence which supports specific exercise to improve each domain. This knowledge then needs to be put in action. We will discuss motivators to exercise and how to get started and stay in the fight against Parkinson’s disease through activity and exercise.
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation
Wednesday, January 22, 9:00-10:00am
“Advanced Therapies for Parkinson’s disease”
Program: Dr. Hall will review deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel infusion in the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s.
Presenter: Devin Hall, MD, Hamilton Health Sciences, Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Presented by: Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Tuesday, January 28, 10:00-11:00am
“The Basics of Long-Term Disability Insurance for Parkinson’s Patients, Caregivers and Families”
Program: This webinar will unpack and explain long-term disability insurance claims and the appeals process. Experts from Kantor & Kantor, LLP will discuss:
- The basics of disability insurance
- What is long-term disability insurance?
- Common features of long-term disability insurance
- Submitting a claim and what occurs after the claim is submitted
- What if my claim is denied?
Presenters: Brent Dorian Brehm, partner, and Andrew M. Kantor, attorney, Kantor and Kantor, LLP
Archiving of webinar will be discussed at time of presentation
Wednesday, January 29, 10:00-11:00am
“Ask the Expert Webinar: Mindfulness and Parkinson’s”
Program: What does it mean to be mindful? How does one practice mindfulness, and why is it beneficial? Join us as Parkinson Society British Columbia’s own clinical counsellor, Judy Zhu, discusses mindfulness, and leads a meditation practice via webinar. Judy is a registered doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practicing Zen meditation for over 10 years. In this webinar, she will share the researched benefits of mindfulness on our body and mind, from reducing anxieties, stress, and pain, to improving cognitive function, emotional regulation, and overall quality of life. She will also talk about how mindfulness can be applied to daily life to help manage the many stressors that people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and carepartners face. We welcome all individuals with Parkinson’s to this webinar, as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers.
Presenter: Judy Zhu, registered doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Presented by: Parkinson Society British Columbia