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

October 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 October 2021 list. 

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 well in advance of 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 October 2021…

– Denise


Friday, October 1, 12pm

Accessible Yoga

Description:

Learn how yoga can help you tap into your mind-body connection and can be incredibly helpful in coping with symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, aging, stress, and life in general.

Host:  Indu Subramanian, MD

Speaker:  Jivana Heyman, director, Accessible Yoga, and author of “Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body”

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Friday, October 1, 1:30pm

Advanced Therapies Panel Series: Deep Brain Stimulation

Description:

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical therapy used to alleviate advanced motor symptoms that cannot be otherwise managed by medication. This webinar will explore who makes a good DBS candidate, how the procedure is performed, and outcomes to expect.

Speakers:

Dr. Christopher Honey, MD, movement disorder specialist

Leslie Davidson, person with Parkinson’s

Naomi Ford, Leslie’s daughter and careparter

Host:  Parkinson Society British Columbia (PS BC)

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PS BC YouTube channel


Saturday, October 2, 10am-11:30am

Meet Your Parkinson’s Community

Description:

Hear from local doctors, providers, support groups, and exercise classes to better understand the role of comprehensive care and how to navigate the management of Parkinson’s disease.  There will be some focus on building a care team and accessing supportive resources on the Central Coast of California

Speakers:

Sarah Kempe-Mehl, MD, movement disorders specialist

Dr. Brent Bluett, MD, movement disorders specialist

Maria Allen, PT, Parkinson’s specialist

Erin Present, DO, movement disorders specialist

April Seargent, Neuroboxing trainer

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

See the Agenda, speaker bios, and print the event handout here

Register here

There is no information about recording this event or making a recording available online.


Sunday, October 3, 10am

Creativity and Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

Is it the meds, is it the disease, or is it all in your head?  Does it matter?  Join the conversation about what might be the coolest symptom/side effect of PD during this interactive session.

Audience:  Women with PD

Speaker:  Amy Carlson

Host:  Twitchy Woman

Only women with PD should participate.  Register here

The webinar recording will be posted to the events page of the Twitchy Woman website.


Wednesday, October 6, 9am

Understanding Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Description:

Learn about DBS as a treatment option for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia.   

Speaker:  Sarah Zurek, RN

Host:  Hartford HealthCare, Hartford, CT

Register here

This webinar will not be recorded.


Wednesday, October 6, 10am

PD & Medication: What’s New

Description:

Learn about the advances in Parkinson’s treatments for motor and non-motor symptoms and where we are on the path to precision medicine.

Speaker:  Vanessa K. Hinson, MD, PhD

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

The recording will be posted to the PF YouTube channel in the Expert Briefings playlist


Friday, October 8, 12pm

Twist and Shout – Pain and Cramping in PD

Description:

A conversation about how you can manage pain and cramping.

Speaker:  Johan Samanta, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Tuesday, October 12, 10am

Sleep Matters: A Review of Sleep Issues in Parkinson’s

Description:

This webinar will address common issues around sleep in Parkinson’s.  

Speaker:  Okeanis Vaou, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts (APDA MA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA MA YouTube channel


Wednesday, October 13, 10am

Social Engagement: Poetry for Parkinson’s

Description:

Learn new ways to use Shakespeare’s poetry and plays to warm up your body, increase your breath capacity, strengthen your voice, improve speech agility and enjoy the magic of his writing.

Speakers:

Daniel Judah Sklar, writer, playwright, director with PD

Kurt Brungardt, writer, director, personal trainer

Dr. Cecilia Fontanesi, dancer, movement therapist, researcher

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

The recording will be posted to the Parkinson’s Foundation YouTube channel in the Wellness Wednesdays playlist


Wednesday, October 13, 12pm

Pre-habilitating Parkinson’s: Mind/Body/Spirit

Description:

Learn how sharing emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of your life can help you and your doctor fit treatment around your life instead of fitting your life around treatment while strengthening the doctor-patient relationship.

Speaker:  Ramon Gil, MD

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Thursday, October 14, 9am

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

No description is available.

Speaker:  Maria L. Moro de Casillas, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Connecticut (APDA CT)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Saturday, October 16, 9am-12:30pm

Moving Forward, Together 

Description:

This half-day event will offer three 45-minute plenary talks on these topics:  Focused Ultrasound Surgery & The Future of Treatment, Sleep Issues & Disorders, and Nutrition & The Microbiome.   

Multiple speakers

Host:  Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC)

Fees:

PS BC Member: Individual/couple CAD $25

Non-Member: Individual/couple CAD $35

See the agenda here

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PSBC YouTube channel


Saturday, October 16, 10:30am-12:30pm (rescheduled from September 18)

Exercise is Medicine

Description:

The science and research behind “Exercise Is Medicine for PD.”

Speaker:  Dr. Nijee Luthra, neurologist, UCSF

Host:  PD Active

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the PD Active YouTube channel


Monday, October 18, 11am

Intentional Optimism

No description available.

Speaker: Bill Rasmussen, ESPN Founder and Inspirational Advocate Living with Parkinson’s

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa (APDA IA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Monday, October 18, 12pm

Finding Meaning when Living with Parkinson’s

Description:

This webinar will focus on the meaning, purpose, and quality of life for people with Parkinson’s.

Speaker: Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC

Host: PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Tuesday, October 19, 11am

DBS and Parkinson’s – The Latest Advancements

Description:

This webinar will break down the what, why, how, and more of DBS so that you have the information you need to determine if your path may lead you to this treatment.  Also covered will be the current advancements in DBS.

Speaker:  Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD 

Host:  Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF)

Register here

The webinar recording will be posted to the DPF YouTube channel in the Live Well Today Webinar Series playlist  


Tuesday, October 19, 11am

Eating Well with Parkinson’s Disease

No description available.

Speaker: Paige Green, RD, LD

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa (APDA IA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Wednesday, October 20, 11am

The Science and Methodologies behind Parkinson’s Exercise

No description available.

Speaker: Kris Meldrum, BA ACE, Parkinson’s Wellness Coach

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa (APDA IA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Wednesday, October 20, 12pm

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: How to Outsmart Parkinson’s Disease, Tips and Tricks from an Occupational Therapist

Description:

An occupational therapist with expertise in Parkinson’s disease, will suggest helpful ways to organize your surroundings and improve your daily routines, so you can function at your best.  Learn new approaches to using the computer, using your cell phone, writing, preparing meals, organizing your home, and more tips that can make your life with PD easier!

Speaker:  Erin Foster, PhD, ODT

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar will be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Wednesday, October 20, 12pm

Diet, the Gut, and Impact on Parkinson’s

Description:

The same brain changes that cause stiffness and slow movement also affect the muscles involved in swallowing and pushing food through the digestive system. This webinar will discuss how your diet and gut can impact your PD symptoms.

Speaker:  Carley Rusch, MS, RDN, LDN

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Miércoles 20 de octubre, 13:30 h

PD 101 en Español

Descripción:

Una presentación virtual que le proporciona información inicial y herramientas que le ayudarán a vivir bien en su viaje de Parkinson.

Anfitrión:  NeuroChallenge

Registrar aquí

La grabación del seminario web se puede publicar en el canal de YouTube de NeuroChallenge.


Thursday, October 21, 11am

Singing in Parkinson’s Disease

No description available.

Speaker: Elizabeth Stegemöller, PhD, Music Therapist and Neuroscience PhD

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa (APDA IA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Friday, October 22, 11am

Treatment of Moderate to Severe Parkinson’s

No description available.

Speaker: Lynn Struck, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association Iowa (APDA IA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the APDA YouTube channel


Saturday, October 23, 9:30am-2:30pm

Navigating Parkinson’s with a Warrior Attitude:  PANC Annual Education Conference

Description:

Learn about Parkinson’s disease from nationally recognized speakers, participate in movement breaks and receive an electronic roster of sponsors and exhibitors to use as a resource guide.

Multiple speakers

Host:  Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC)

See the agenda here

Live Streaming Registration: $20

Register by phone 916-357-6641 or online

The webinar recording may be posted to the PANC YouTube channel.  2020 conference recordings were posted to YouTube a few months later. 


Sunday, October 24, 10am

Qigong

Description:

Qigong is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. Participate in a qigong demonstration and learn how it benefits people with Parkinson’s.

Audience:  Women with PD

Speaker:  Bianca Molle, author and coaching consultant

Host:  Twitchy Woman

Only women with PD should participate.  Register here

The webinar recording will be posted to the events page of the Twitchy Woman website


Monday, October 25, 12pm

Orthostatic Hypotension Related to Dysautonomia in PD

Description:

This webinar will unpack the signs, symptoms, and causes of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH), and the autonomic nervous system’s role.

Speaker:  Alberto Espay, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Wednesday, October 27, 11am

Unpacking the Complicated Issues in Parkinson Disease Psychosis 

Description:

The topic is management of PD psychosis.

Speaker:  Neal Hermanowicz, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the PMD Alliance YouTube channel


Thursday, October 28, 3pm

Parkinson’s and Freezing

Description:

Learn more about freezing from a doctor of physical therapy.  Take away useful strategies to get out of tricky, sticky situations.  Class size will be limited.

Speaker:  Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

Host:  Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS)

Register here

This webinar will not be recorded.


Saturday, October 30, 8am-10am

Veterans and PD: What You Need to Know 

Description:

Experts will provide an overview of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and treatment and share the latest treatment advances, rehabilitative therapies, mental health and PD.  Attendees will hear from veterans who are now living with Parkinson’s disease and explore the resources and support services that veterans have access to through the VA and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Hosts:  Parkinson’s Foundation and U.S Department of Veterans’ Affairs, VA St. Louis Health Care System

Register here

It is unlikely this webinar will be recorded.