What’s New in PD Treatment, Webinar, Tuesday, September 22, 10:00am

What’s New in PD Treatment, Webinar, Tuesday, September 22, 10:00am

Join a free national webinar, sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) on Tuesday, September 22, from 10:00am-11:00am(PDT).  This webinar on the latest treatments for Parkinson’s disease is the latest in the Spotlight series.  The speakers will be movement disorders specialist Marie Saint-Hilaire, and certified neuroscience registered nurse Cathi A. Thomas, both with Boston University Medical Campus and APDA.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

The Stanford Community Outreach Program’s website has up-to-date information about Parkinson’s treatments, including complementary therapies, deep brain stimulation, exercise, nutrition, speech & voice therapy, and medications.  Our abundant resources can be reviewed online or downloaded to share with others. 

Register today for this informative talk.  Webinar attendees can submit questions at registration as well as during the webinar.

Here are the webinar details:

Tuesday, September 22, 10:00am-11:00am (Pacific Daylight Time)

The program will be presented online, and the recording will be archived.  The event is free, but pre-registration is required.  Note that if you are new to using the webinar software employed, you will need to download the software prior to the webcast

About Dr. Marie Saint-Hailaire, MD, FRCPC: 

Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire is a Professor, is board-certified in Neurology and is fellowship trained in Movement Disorders. She completed her Neurology residency at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). She also completed a year of fellowship in epilepsy at the MNI and a 3-year movement disorders fellowship including one year in Paris with Pr. Yves Agid, one year at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with Dr. Stanley Fahn, and one year at Boston University with Dr. Robert Feldman. Dr. Saint-Hilaire is currently the section chief of the movement disorders section at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) and the Ambulatory Director of the neurology clinic at Boston Medical Center. She is a longtime proponent of care delivery by an inter-professional team, understanding the complex needs of Parkinson’s and movement disorder patients in maintaining independence and improving quality of life. 

About Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN:Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology and Program Director of the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder’s Center at Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). She has dedicated her career to improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease. As Program Coordinator of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Information and Referral Center at BUMC, she regularly speaks to support groups and educates health care professionals about PD. She is the Course Director for the Parkinson Foundation Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at BUMC. She has been instrumental in creating the APDA New England Regional Parkinson Disease Symposium for patients and families presented biannually for the past thirty years. Working with an inter-professional team she has developed APDA’s Parkinson Good Start program, APDA’s PRESS program, and Carepartner Support series.