Archives for June 2020

Stem Cells & Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Evan Snyder, Webinar, Monday, July 13, 12:00pm

Stem Cells & Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Evan Snyder, Webinar, Monday, July 13, 12:00pm

Join a free national webinar, sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) on Monday, July 13, from 12:00pm-1:00pm(PDT).  The program is a continuation of the popular Dr. Gilbert Hosts series.  APDA's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert speaks with special guest Dr. Evan Snyder, who is an expert in stem cell biology about the potential of stem cell biology to treat Parkinson’s disease.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In early June, the Parkinson and Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance offered a webinar on urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Jalesh Panicker, who specializes in urinary issues in people with neurologic disorders. He discussed the urinary problems that can arise in PD, including urgency, frequency, and nighttime urination, touching on why these issues occur in PD and what can be done about them. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis – Webinar notes

Navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis – Webinar notes

In late May, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) offered a webinar on navigating a new Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, featuring a panel of speakers including a movement disorders specialist and individuals who have PD. They discussed common questions that one may have after a new PD diagnosis, how to get the best care, considerations around starting medication, and when to disclose the diagnosis to others. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Stanford Fellow to Answer Questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery at online DBS Support Group, June 18

Stanford Fellow to Answer Questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery at online DBS Support Group, June 18

Daniel Kramer, MD,  Stanford Neurosurgical Fellow and clinical instructor, Neurosurgery, will participate in a question and answer session online on Thursday, June 18, beginning at 3:00pm Pacific Time. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

New York Times: Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Discovered Parkinson’s Treatment, Dies at 93

New York Times: Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Discovered Parkinson’s Treatment, Dies at 93

His research into dopamine led to the mainstay treatment still used today to treat millions of people with Parkinson’s.

Depression and Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Depression and Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the Parkinson Society of British Columbia offered a webinar on depression and Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez. He discussed the symptoms and treatment options for depression, as well as the state of research into depression and PD, briefly touching on experimental forms of neurostimulation to address depression. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Status of research in PD: Is there hope? – Webinar notes

Status of research in PD: Is there hope? – Webinar notes

In early June, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach offered a webinar on the current status of research on PD, featuring Brent Bluett, DO, a movement disorders specialist at Stanford. He covered research efforts so far in PD, what is in the near-term and long-term pipelines for PD treatment, and how people can learn more and get involved in research. There was also a question and answer session. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Sleep and Parkinson’s – Webinar notes

Sleep and Parkinson’s – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the Davis Phinney Foundation offered a webinar on sleep and Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Ronald Postuma, a movement disorders specialist in Canada. He discussed the types of sleep issues commonly seen in PD and measures that can help to mitigate them. There was also a question and answer session. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Covid-19 & PD: Lessons from the frontlines – Webinar notes

Covid-19 & PD: Lessons from the frontlines – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted a Facebook Live presentation answering questions on Covid-19 and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The speakers included two movement disorders neurologists: Dr. Alessandro Di Rocco and Dr. Ritesh Ramdhani. They discussed what they have learned so far as movement disorders specialists practicing in New York on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic, in terms of risks, symptoms, and specific concerns for those with PD, and answered audience questions. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

June 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

June 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

Many caregivers cannot leave home due to caregiving responsibilities. 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 day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free.  All times shown are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in June 2020…