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 March 2020…
Tuesday, March 3, 9:00-10:00am
“Mood & Cognition: Non-Motor Symptoms of PD & how they impact relationships”
Program: This webinar will help you from a practical perspective, on how to deal with relationship issues stemming from mood and cognitive changes that occur as a result of living with PD. Communication strategies will be emphasized.
Presenter: Dr. Adriana Shnall, PhD, MS, RSW, program director, Baycrest@Home
Presented by: Parkinson Canada
Tuesday, March 3, 9:00-10:00am
“Inflammation and Parkinson’s”
Program: Learn about the latest research into the importance of inflammation in the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Presenters: Patrik Brundin, co-Editor-in-Chief of JPD and Professor from the Van Andel Institute
- Roger Barker (clinical expertise) from the University of Cambridge, UK;
- Ashley Harms (pre-clinical expertise) from University of Alabama, US; and
- Richelle Flanagan (Parkinson’s advocate and a PwP, with an interest in inflammation and previous experience as a dietician), Ireland
Presented by: Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, and Parkinson’s Movement
Wednesday, March 11, 12:00-1:00pm
“Parkinson’s Pandemic: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going”
Program: From 1990 to 2015, the number of people with Parkinson doubled to over 6 million, and it’s set to double again in the next twenty years. This pandemic will require, among other things, more activism, innovation, specialists, and novel approaches to treatment that will ensure everyone with Parkinson’s receives expert care. But what does that mean for us?
Presenter: Michael Okun MD, Executive Director, University of Florida Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases; Medical Director, Parkinson’s Foundation
Presented by: Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s
Monday, March 16, 12:50-2:00pm
“Ending Parkinson’s Disease,” a book launch
Program: A free, live webcast for the launch of the book “Ending Parkinson’s Disease.” The book highlights the rise of Parkinson’s and what we can do to prevent and end the fastest growing brain disorder in the world.
Presenter: Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA, University of Rochester, Director, Center for Health and Technology
Presented by: EndingPD.org
View the presentation (Registration not required-click link at time of event)
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Tuesday, March 17, 10:00-11:00am
“Food, Water, & Supplements: Does Nutrition Play a Role in PD Symptoms or Progression?”
Program: This talk will describe the diets that are associated with increased/ decreased risk of developing PD and emerging evidence that nutrition plays a role after diagnosis. The potential risks/ benefits of popular diets (ketogenic, low-carb, Mediterranean, Wahl’s, etc.) will be reviewed and obstacles to eating (loss of smell, lack of appetite, constipation, etc.) will addressed and convenient, cost-effective, healthy dietary suggestions will be provided. Calorie restriction, intermittent fasting, and the role of dietary supplements will be discussed.
Presenter: Laurie K. Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH, Bastyr University Research Institute and Seattle Integrative Medicine
Presented by: Parkinson’s Foundation
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00-8:00am
“Ask the Experts: Coronavirus & Parkinson’s Disease”
Program: Do you have questions about what the COVID-19 coronavirus means for the Parkinson’s community? Join us on our Facebook page for a special Facebook Live event with our National Medical Director and an infectious disease expert, both from the University of Florida, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. The doctors will answer YOUR questions about the disease and discuss the precautions you and your loved ones should take to stay healthy.
Presenters: Michael S. Okun, MD, Executive Director of the University of Florida’s Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases and Chair of Neurology, National Medical Director, Parkinson’s Foundation
Frederick S, Southwick, Professor of Medicine, University of Florida
Presented by; Parkinson’s Foundation
Register (You will view the webinar at this location)
Wednesday, March 18, 9:00-10:00am
“Sleep and Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease”
Program: Most people with Parkinson’s disease experience difficulty sleeping and resting. There are many different sleep disorders and they are sometimes difficult to distinguish. Our speaker will be discussing these issues to better inform Parkinson’s patients and caregivers. As well, it is hopeful that attendees at this webinar will take away strategies to help with sleep and fatigue in Parkinson’s.
Presenter: John Paulseth, Neurologist, Hamilton, Ontario
Presented by: Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Wednesday, March 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Be your own best advocate: Key actions for people with Parkinson’s and families to ensure success with LSVT treatment- Panel discussion format with a moderator”
Program: Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or another neurological condition? Join us for a discussion on what to ask your neurologist about speech, occupational, and physical therapy options, information on how to interpret treatment related research, how to use the Clinician Directory to find the best match, and questions to ask potential LSVT Certified therapists.
Presenters: LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG expert clinicians
Presented by: LSVT Global
Wednesday, March 18, 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, March 19, 9:00-10:00am
“Information on Coronavirus for the Parkinson’s Community”
Program: Our panelists will discuss how the Parkinson’s care and research community is responding to the coronavirus. We’ll review actions people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones can take and answer questions from the audience.
Presenters: To be advised at time of webinar
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research