March 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers

March 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of Parkinson’s-related webinars and virtual meetings with speakers.  Here’s our hefty March 2021 list of 50 webinars and virtual meetings. Be sure to register in advance! 

What’s the difference between a webinar and a virtual meeting?  A “webinar” has a handful of speakers at most, and attendees have both audio and video muted.  A “virtual meeting” usually allows attendees to be seen and heard.

We recommend you register NOW for anything of interest.  That way, if there’s a recording, as a registrant you’ll receive an email alerting you to the recording availability.  Also, note that a few webinars have registration deadlines prior to the webinar dates.  

Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach will try to attend as many of these events as possible, and share our notes.  Our notes about PD webinars are often posted here to our blog.  We email our notes to the “Stanford PD Info” and “PD Caregivers” email lists, depending on the relevance to those audiences.

We publish to our blog an additional caregiver-specific webinar and virtual event list, which is sent to those on our “PD Caregivers” list.  That list includes some events not included here since those events are for caregivers only.

If you are a caregiver to someone with PD, we encourage you to be added to our “PD Caregivers” email list.  

Unless indicated, the webinar and virtual meetings listed below are:

  • Times listed as PT. (We are based in California, after all.)
  • One-hour in duration.  We suggest you join five minutes before the official start-time.  (Usually the speaker talks for 30-40 minutes and there’s a question-and-answer session for the remaining time.)
  • For a general audience.  (Again, caregiver-specific events are on our other list.)
  • Not focused on a single medication or single, branded treatment. (Those are excluded.)
  • Free.

After that long preamble, here’s our list of PD-related webinars and virtual meetings in March 2021….

Robin
parkinsons.stanford.edu


Monday, March 1, 2:30-3:30pm

The Exercise Prescription for Parkinson’s Disease

Description:
Learn the latest about the SPARX3 clinical trial on endurance exercise and Parkinson’s disease. 

Speaker:

– Daniel Corcos, PhD, Dept of Physical Therapy, Northwestern University    

Host:  PD-Connect, Corte Madera, CA

Register for the virtual meeting here


Tuesday, March 2, 4pm (90 minutes)

(Rescheduled from February 16)

Understanding Atypical Parkinson’s

Description:

This talk is about Atypical Parkinson’s diagnoses (sometimes called Parkinson’s Plus) and how they differ from idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

Speaker:

– Eugene Lai, MD, movement disorders specialist, Houston Methodist

Host:  Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS)

Register here  (unless you already registered in February)

In about a week, the webinar recording will be posted to the HAPS YouTube channel


Wednesday, March 3, 10am

Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s: Engaging Physical Therapy

Description:

The speaker focuses on the role of physical therapy in working with individuals experiencing cognitive changes from PD. Physical therapy can provide management strategies for cognitive and physical challenges.  From difficulty with organizational skills to the challenges of hallucinations and staying active, physical therapy can help both the individual and the care partner maintain a high quality of life.

Speaker:  Heather Cianci, PT, physical therapist

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

Webinar recording will be posted to the PF website


Wednesday, March 3, 10:30am

Creative Writing Workshop

Description:

Writing is accessible to everyone, and often people affected by Parkinson’s (both patients and caregivers) find it very therapeutic.  This webinar aims to introduce selected poetic writing forms, as a healing and recreational exercise for free self-expression and as a hobby and an art form, to interested people, regardless of skill level or experience.  Try in-class and take-home writing exercises, and receive constructive feedback from the speaker.

Speaker:  Edward Shen

Host:  Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s

Register here for the virtual meeting


Wednesday, March 3, 11am

YOPD Women:  Medications, Agonists

Description:

Part of an 11-month series on YOPD Women.

Host:  Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF)

Register for the entire series from a link on this webpage

Recordings will be available at some point from the DPF website.


Wednesday, March 3, 2pm

Medications Overview [for Advanced Parkinson’s]

Description:

The speaker will introduce available treatment options for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.  Topics will include pharmacological, procedural and surgical options. 

Speaker:

– Michael Korsmo, MD, movement disorder specialist, University of Colorado

Host:  Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR)

Register here


Wednesday March 3, 5pm (30-45 minutes)

Disease Modifying Trials for Early PD

Description:
Local Seattle-area PD researchers are interviewed by ESPN talk show host emeritus “The Groz.”  Part of the “Passport to Research” series. 

Speakers: 

– Dr. Pinky Agarwal, Evergreen Medical Center, Kirkland, WA

– Dr. Daniel Burdick, Evergreen Medical Center, Kirkland, WA

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest 

Register for the four-part series here


Thursday, March 4, 8:45am

Fall Prevention for Lewy Body Disorders (including Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia)

Audience:  Those dealing with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia

Speaker: 

– Ashwini Rao, MD, professor of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Host:  Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University

Register to attend this third webinar in the four-Thursday series by emailing Kate Smith, Columbia’s Taub Institute.  You will be sent a link for joining.


Thursday, March 4, 10:30am

Lifestyle Medicine

Description:

Learn about an emerging field called Lifestyle Medicine and how its therapeutics can be applied to your life to help prevent and reverse chronic disease.  Part of the Parkinson’s Wellness Series.

Speaker:  D. Andrew Roquiz, MD

Host:  Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s

Register here

Webinar recording may be posted to the Neuro Challenge YouTube channel


Friday, March 5, 12pm

SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia

Description:

The Lewy Body Dementia Association and the producers of Robin’s Wish created a 45-minute documentary adaptation, SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia.  Following a short presentation about LBD, there will be a screening of SPARK.  The film’s goals are to enhance understanding of LBD, improve diagnosis and detection, and offer LBD families a way to feel connected to resources and support. After viewing the film, speakers will answer questions.

Speakers: 

– Samantha Holden, MD, movement disorder specialist

– Evan Phys, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist

– Karina Drake, MD, geriatric psychiatrist

Host:  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Register here

This event will not be recorded.


Friday, March 5, 1pm

Motivation and Parkinson’s

Description:

This webinar addresses the impact motivation and attitude have on life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Hear from the speakers about how to chase and bolster the motivation needed to exercise, cope, and live well with Parkinson’s.

Speakers: 

– James Morley, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

– James Creveling, PD patient

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here

Within a few days, the meeting recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel.


Sunday, March 7, 10am

Alone in a Crowd: Conquering Loneliness and Isolation in These Times of Spiritual Distress and Parkinson’s Symptoms

Audience:  Women with PD only

Description:

Discuss how spiritual distress can lead to feelings of loneliness, even when we are surrounded by caring friends and family.  Explore dimensions of spirituality beyond religion, that can help us name the ways our PD makes us more vulnerable to feelings of disconnection.  Hear suggestions based on personal experience of the speaker that will help you discern the social supports that are right for you in this particular season in your life.

Speaker: 

– Rev. Sharon Burniston, MDiv, palliative care chaplain

Host:  Twitchy Women 

Register here


Monday, March 8, 1pm

Working and Living in Balance with PD

Description:

At a young age, in the middle of raising children and a career as an ER doctor in England, Jonny Acheson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  He shares his journey and what he’s learned balancing the roles of healthcare professional and patient, working with PD and living well, and how he uses art as stress relief and therapy. 

Speaker: 

– Jonny Acheson, MD, person with Parkinson’s

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here

Within a few days, the meeting recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Tuesday, March 9, 10am (75 minutes)

Parkinson’s Good Start:  What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Audience:  Those diagnosed with PD in the last 3 years

Description:

Learn from a team of esteemed experts and receive up to date information on diagnosis and treatment.  Part of a four week series.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Speaker:

– Anny Lin, MD, movement disorders neurologist, University of Washington 

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest

Register for the entire series here


Wednesday, March 10, 10am

Shedding Light on Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

The speaker will address the cognitive changes that can occur in PD. She will also provide guidance on how to get diagnosed, as well as how to start planning for the next steps. A care partner will share a little of her journey, navigating the challenges of cognitive impairments in her relationship with her partner.

Speakers: 

– Kathleen Clarkson, MD, geriatrician

– care partner

– care partner support group facilitator

Hosts: Parkinson Canada

Register here

Webinar recording may be posted to the Parkinson Canada SoundCloud and YouTube channel


Wednesday, March 10, 10am

Social Engagement: Sing Out Loud with Parkinson’s

Description:

Studies show that singing can help maintain strength in the muscles involved in speech and voice in people with Parkinson’s disease. Join in a fun way to exercise your voice, speech and swallowing muscles – through SINGING!

Speaker: 

– Alyson Chananie, CCC/SLP, speech therapist

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

Webinar recording will be posted to the PF website


Wednesday, March 10, 10:30am  

Laughter is Good Medicine with Laugh to Feel Good

Description:

Skilled facilitators guide you through a series of playful exercises to ignite self expression, creativity and most importantly, laughter! You will take away a greater sense of how to use your voice and body while having laughed, played and bonded in unique ways. There are no mistakes and you don’t have to be “funny” to play.  For those with PD and caregivers, who want to move and laugh safely.  

Host:  Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s

Register here for one meeting only (though this is offered several times)


Wednesday, March 10, 1pm

(Registration closes on March 3)

New Technologies for Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

The speaker will discuss emerging technologies — including privacy-based video monitoring, non-invasive brain stimulation, neurobiofeedback, and new brain imaging methods — to improve the lives of people with PD.

Speaker: 

– Martin McKeown, MD, movement disorder specialist, Pacific Parkinson Research Centre 

Host:  Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC)

Register before March 3

Webinar recording may be posted to the PSBC YouTube channel


Wednesday March 10, 5pm

(30-45 minutes)

Research from a Molecular Level: What’s in the Pipeline

Description:
Northwest-area PD researchers are interviewed by ESPN talk show host emeritus “The Groz.”  Part of the “Passport to Research” series. 

Speakers: 

– Dr. Vivek Unni, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

– Dr. Ian Martin, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest 

Register for the four-part series here


Thursday, March 11, 8:45am

Palliative Care/Hospice Care Planning for Lewy Body Disorders (including Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia)

Audience:  Those dealing with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia

Speaker: 

– Reena Gottesman, MD, neurologist, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Host:  Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University

Register to attend this fourth webinar in the four-Thursday series by emailing Kate Smith, Columbia’s Taub Institute.  You will be sent a link for joining.


Thursday, March 11, 4pm  

Parkinson’s and Freezing

Audience:  Size is limited.  Note that this event will be offered monthly.

Description:

Learn about the triggers that can cause a freeze and take away useful strategies to get out of tricky, sticky situations.

Speaker: 

– Maggie Abbott, DPT, physical therapist

Host:  Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS)

Register here (for the March session)

Recording(s) will be posted to the HAPS YouTube channel in December 2021, following the last presentation of this monthly series


Friday, March 12, 9am

Using Music Therapy on your Parkinson’s Journey

Description:

Learn how music therapy promotes mental and physical health and wellbeing, promotes healing, and is just plain fun!

Speaker: 

– Paige Gale, CMT, certified music therapist

Host:  Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s

Register here

A recording may be posted to the Neuro Challenge YouTube channel


Friday, March 12, 1pm

Racial Inequities in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

In the PD and movement disorder community, African Americans are often diagnosed later and with greater disease severity.  The speakers recently authored an article in the International Movement Disorder Society Journal on this topic.

Speakers:

– Casey Halpern, MD

– Disep Ojukwu, MD, MPH

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

Within a few days, the meeting recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Saturday, March 13, 8am

Taking an Active Role in Your Healthcare

Description:

For some people, their healthcare team consists of a primary care physician, a neurologist, a movement disorder specialist, a cardiologist, a physical therapist, and, possibly more. How can you organize your team and communicate effectively with all of them?

Speaker: 

– Laura Lieb, CRNP, nurse practitioner, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Georgia Chapter

Register for the virtual meeting here


Saturday, March 13, 10:30am

(2 hours)

Holistic Treatments for PD: Wellness, Integrative Medicine, Social Isolation

Speaker: 

– Dr. Indu Subramanian, neurologist, UCLA Medical Center

Host:  PD Active, Berkeley, CA

Register here


Sunday, March 14

Remember to change your clocks!


Monday, March 15, 1pm

(Registration closes on March 10)

Falls Prevention in Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

The speaker will address fall risk factors linked to PD, as well as strategies and interventions to prevent and reduce falls. The speaker will also explore health concerns, the consequences of falling, and home accessibility improvement options.

Speaker: 

– Naaz Parmar, MD, geriatrician

Host:  Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC)

Register before March 10

Webinar recording may be posted to the PSBC YouTube channel


Monday, March 15, 1pm

Parkinson’s Neuroimaging

Description:

Brain imaging tools (such as PET scans) let clinicians “see” inside our skulls to study physical structures and chemical changes in the brain. What changes can they see in someone with Parkinson’s?  

Speaker:

– Jon Stoessel, MD, neurologist, co-director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

Within a few days, the meeting recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Tuesday, March 16, 10am

Spring into Exercise: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Description:

Panel discussion about staying fit with PD.

Speakers:

– Teresa Baker, DPT, physical therapist, Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University

– Tami DeAngelis, DPT, physical therapist, Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University

– Timothy Nordahl, DPT, physical therapist, Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts (APDA MA)

Register here for the webinar


Tuesday, March 16, 10am

(75 minutes)

Parkinson’s Good Start:  Medication & Treatment Management

Audience:  Those diagnosed with PD in the last 3 years

Description:

Learn from a team of esteemed experts and receive up to date information on diagnosis and treatment.  Part of a four week series.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Speaker:

– Kimmy Su, MD, movement disorders neurologist, VA Puget Sound

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest

Register for the entire series here


Tuesday, March 16, 11am

Living Well With Chronic Pain and Illness

Description:

The speaker discusses living with chronic pain and illness and how to live well with it at every turn.

Speaker: 

– Toni Bernhard, author of “How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide”

Host:  Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF)

Register

Webinar recording will be posted to the DPF website


Tuesday, March 16, 1pm

Why Exercise for Parkinson’s?

Description:

Many people with Parkinson’s are prescribed exercise along with their medications but why is exercise so good for managing Parkinson’s?  The speaker will explain the research supporting exercise as a form of medicine for Parkinson’s disease and share information on how to safely exercise at all levels of abilities.

Speaker:

– Lyndsey O’Keefe, DPT, physical therapist, Pace West Physical Therapy,  Boulder

Host:  Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) 

Register for the webinar here


Wednesday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Wednesday, March 17, 9am

Genetics and PD

Description:
The speaker will discuss his research and address many of the issues about genetics as it relates to Parkinson’s.  This webinar is part of the “Dr. Gilbert Hosts” series.  

Speaker:
– Clemens Scherzer, MD, neurologist, Harvard University, and director of the APDA Center for Advanced Research, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Register here for the webinar

Within a few days, the webinar recording will be posted to the APDA website


Wednesday, March 17, 10am

Newly Diagnosed: Building a Better Life with Parkinson’s

Audience:  For those newly diagnosed or loved ones

Description:

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be overwhelming.  Learn about resources and tools to help you live well with PD.  This program will also help you understand the physical and emotional impact of Parkinson’s on the individual and family.  There will be a question-and-answer period.

Speakers: 

– Nina M. Browner, MD, neurologist

– Jessica Shurer, LCSW, social worker

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register

Webinar recording will be posted to the PF website


Wednesday, March 17, noon

The Microbiome in Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

Explore the gut-brain connection in Parkinson’s Disease. In the PD research field, the Braak Hypothesis suggests that the earliest signs of Parkinson’s may be found in the enteric nervous system (also known as the brain in the gut).  Dr. Brown will discuss his research into this hypothesis, and the interventional drug trial now in progress at UCSF. 

Speaker:  

– Ethan Brown, MD, neurologist, Weill Institute for Neuroscience, UCSF

Host:  Parkinson’s Network Mt. Diablo (PNMD), Walnut Creek, CA

Obtain link for virtual meeting by emailing PNMD


Wednesday, March 17, noon

Cell Based Treatments for PD

Description:

The future of Parkinson’s treatment is focused on ways to modify or stop the disease at the cellular level.  This includes research on repairing damaged brain circuits.  The speaker was among the first to describe how abnormal movement of alpha-synuclein spreading from cell to cell in the brain, called the “prion-like” hypothesis, causes the cellular damage in Parkinson’s and will discuss how these potential therapies might be used to interrupt or correct this damage.

Speaker:

– Patrick Brundin, MD, PhD, Van Andel Institute

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here for this virtual meeting

Within a few days, the meeting recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Wednesday March 17, 5pm

(30-45 minutes)

Novel Trials with Novel Mechanisms

Description:
Northwest-area PD researchers are interviewed by ESPN talk show host emeritus “The Groz.”  Part of the “Passport to Research” series. 

Speakers: 

– Dr. Jason Aldred, Inland Northwest Research, Spokane, WA

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest 

Register for the four-part series here


Thursday, March 18, 9am

Brain Boost: A Conversation on Thinking, Memory and Parkinson’s

Description:

Panelists will discuss thinking and memory changes that can happen in Parkinson’s disease. They will discuss ways to manage these changes, tips to boost brain health and the latest research toward new treatments.

Host: Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF)

Register here

Webinar recording will be posted to the MJFF website


Thursday, March 18, 11am

Ask the Physical Therapist: Exercise for Parkinson’s

Description:

Learn more about physical therapy exercises for Parkinson’s

Speaker:

– Ary Carvalho-Mires, DPT, physical therapist, re+active Therapy and Wellness, West LA

Host:  Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles (PCLA)

Register here

Webinar recording will be posted to PCLA’s YouTube channel


Thursday, March 18, noon

High Intensity Exercise and Training for Big Events

Audience:  Young Onset PD

Description:

Part of the “YOPD Council” series.

Speakers:
– YOPD Council leaders

Host:  Davis Phinney Foundation YOPD Council

Register on DPF for the webinar

Within a few days, the webinar recording will be posted to the DPF website


Friday, March 19, 9am

Sleep and Fatigue

Description:

Sleep issues and fatigue are common among people with Parkinson’s disease. Sleep issues can include insomnia, daytime sleepiness, restless legs, and REM sleep behaviour disorder. Fatigue is a separate but related issue that often overlaps with daytime sleepiness. The speaker will discuss these topics and some possible remedies.

Speaker:

– Alexander Baumgartner, MD, fellow in movement disorders, University of Colorado  

Host:  Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR)

Register for the webinar here


Sunday, March 21, 10am

Parkinson’s – Art of Expression 

Audience:  Women with PD only

Description:

Parkinson’s-Art of Expression (PARTE™) serves as an expressive sanctuary for people with PD and their care partners. Creative drama exercises are specifically designed to target the motor and non-motor symptoms of PD — those not normally addressed by medicine and traditional exercise therapies. Examples are facial masking and the loss of automatic movements which tend to isolate people with Parkinson’s.

Speaker: 

– Stephanie Goodman

Host:  Twitchy Women

Register here


Monday, March 22, 11am

Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

Speaker:

– Michelle Dagostine, MD, movement disorders neurologist, Hartford Healthcare, Connecticut

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Connecticut Chapter

Register for the virtual meeting here


Tuesday, March 23, 10am

(75 minutes)

Parkinson’s Good Start:  Nutritional Considerations

Audience:  Those diagnosed with PD in the last 3 years

Description:

Learn from a team of esteemed experts and receive up to date information on diagnosis and treatment.  Part of a four week series.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Speaker:

– Joan Hogan, RD, registered dietician, Food for Life Counseling

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest

Register for the entire series here


Wednesday, March 24, 9am

Parkinson’s in the Older Adult

Description:

The speaker will review disease considerations in older adults including  diagnosis, medication, and treatment strategies.

Speaker:

– Alexandrea Peel, MD, geriatrician, Wingham, Ontario (Canada)

Host:  Parkinson Society Southwest Ontario

Register for the webinar here


Wednesday March 24, 5pm

(30-45 minutes)

What’s it like to participate in research?

Description:
Northwest-area people with Parkinson’s who have participated in research projects are interviewed by ESPN talk show host emeritus “The Groz.”  They are asked about why they participate and what their experience has been.  Part of the “Passport to Research” series. 

Panel:

– People with Parkinson’s  

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest 

Register for the four-part series here


Thursday, March 25, 10am

(30 minutes)

Let’s Keep Moving With APDA: Movement & Speech

Description

The speaker addresses the connection between movement and speech as it pertains to people with Parkinson’s disease.

Speakers:

– Tim Nordahl, PhD, physical therapist, APDA National Rehab Resource Center, Boston University

– Lisa Sommers, speech-language pathologist, UMass Amherst 

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Register for the webinar here


Friday, March 26, noon

(Rescheduled from February 19)

The Impact of Dyskinesias and Off [Episodes] on Quality of Life

Audience:  Those with PD and other movement disorders

Description:

The speaker will address dyskinesias (uncontrolled movements), a complicated side effect from long-term use of carbidopa and levodopa.  The speaker will also address off episodes that happen when medications are wearing off, never kicked in, or only partly worked.  Both of these issues are frustrating and impact quality of life.  This is the second of a two-part discussion.

Speaker:

– Jill Farmer, DO

Host:  Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Register here for this virtual meeting:

Within a few days, the meeting recording will be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Tuesday, March 30, 10am

(75 minutes)

Parkinson’s Good Start:  The Role & Importance of Exercise

Audience:  Those diagnosed with PD in the last 3 years

Description:

Learn from a team of esteemed experts and receive up to date information on diagnosis and treatment.  Part of a four week series.  Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Speaker:

– Nate Coomer, DPT, physical therapist, The Parkinson’s Fitness Project, Seattle

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest

Register for the entire series here


Tuesday, March 30, 2pm

(Registration ends on March 24)

Mental Health in Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

The speaker will address mental health challenges that are commonly found in Parkinson’s disease, including depression and anxiety.  The speaker will also explain mental health symptoms, treatment options and practical tips for coping.

Speaker: 

– Courtney Doherty, registered clinical counselor

Host:  Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC)

Register before March 24 at: https://www.parkinson.bc.ca/mental-health-webinar

Webinar recording may be posted to the PSBC YouTube channel


Wednesday, March 31, 10am

Next Steps in Care: Seeking Outside Help

Description:

Care needs in Parkinson’s change as symptoms progress.  This program will provide you with tools to help you decide when it’s time to ask for outside help.  Learn what you need to know to find the right kind of caregiver to meet your needs and discuss next steps to consider for care as Parkinson’s advances.

Speakers: 

– Rose Wichmann, PT, physical therapist

– Joan Hlas, LISW, social worker

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

Webinar recording will be posted to the PF website