Register Now for “Coping with Caregiving” Workshops for Caregivers to Those with Memory Issues, June to October 2021

Register Now for “Coping with Caregiving” Workshops for Caregivers to Those with Memory Issues, June to October 2021

Stanford's Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering nine virtual workshops for caregivers to those dealing with memory issues, regardless of the diagnosis (whether it be Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease Dementia, mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, stroke, etc.).  The workshops are every first and third Wednesday, 10-11:30am PT, starting June 2, 2021.  Sign up for one or all.

Register Now for “Advancing Science, Care, and Living with Parkinson’s” WPC Virtual Congress, May 17-21, 2021

Register Now for “Advancing Science, Care, and Living with Parkinson’s” WPC Virtual Congress, May 17-21, 2021

The "World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) Virtual: Advancing Science, Care, & Living with Parkinson’s" online congress runs from May 17-21, 2021.  The program begins at 8am PT each day.  There are five simultaneous tracks -- clinical science, basic science, comprehensive care, treatment options, and living with Parkinson's.  Pre-registration ($25) is required.

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Research at the NIH” Webinar on Friday, May 7

Register now for APDA’s “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Parkinson’s Research at the NIH” Webinar on Friday, May 7

Register now for the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts" where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with Dr. Walter Koroshetz about PD research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Koroshetz is director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a division of the NIH.  The webinar is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 9am PT.

“Connecting the Science to Hope” virtual symposium on May 15

“Connecting the Science to Hope” virtual symposium on May 15

The Movement Disorders Foundation is hosting a free, virtual symposium on May 15! “Connecting the Science to Hope” will bring together leading experts to reveal the latest advancements in research and clinical trials across movement disorders, with a specific focus on Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia. They have announced some wonderful speakers who will speak to research and clinical updates.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Parkinson's Awareness Month is about bringing attention to the Parkinson's community. Think about things you can do to raise awareness of Parkinson's Disease in your local area and your needs, particularly if they are unmet needs. Talk to your local newspaper, to your religious community, to your local hobby group, to your fitness class members, etc. Let them in one what it's like to cope with Parkinson's Disease.

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Genetics & PD with Dr. Clemens Scherzer,” Webinar on March 17

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Genetics & PD with Dr. Clemens Scherzer,” Webinar on March 17

Register now for the next episode of "Dr. Gilbert Hosts" where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with Dr. Clemens Scherzer.  Dr. Scherzer will discuss his innovative research, address many of the fascinating issues about genetics as it relates to PD.  The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, 9am PT.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist Dr. Maya Katz to speak at Parkinson’s Summit, February 25, 10am-noon PT

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist Dr. Maya Katz to speak at Parkinson’s Summit, February 25, 10am-noon PT

Dr. Katz will be one of two speakers during a Parkinson's summit on Thursday, February 25.  The topic of her talk is "Holistic Health and Wellness for PD."  The webinar is free.  Register now.

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: With David Leventhal of Dance for PD” Webinar on January 13, 10am PT

Register Now for “Dr. Gilbert Hosts: With David Leventhal of Dance for PD” Webinar on January 13, 10am PT

Register now for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, facilitated by APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert.  On Wednesday, January 13, the special guest will be David Leventhal for a conversation about the intersection of dance and PD.  Leventhal is a founding teacher for Dance for PD©, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group. 

“Driving and Road Safety for People with PD” – Lecture Notes

“Driving and Road Safety for People with PD” – Lecture Notes

Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance offered a webinar in early November on driving and road safety with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The speaker was Dr. Ergun Uc, a professor of neurology at the University of Iowa and movement disorder specialist with the Iowa City Veteran Affairs. He discussed research into how PD has affected their driving, and ways to make sure drivers with PD can be safe on the road.

“Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension: Diagnosis, Management, and Research” – Lecture Notes

“Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension: Diagnosis, Management, and Research” – Lecture Notes

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition hosted a two-day conference in late October on various aspects of multiple system atrophy (MSA), which is a disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease (PD). (MSA is called an atypical parkinsonism disorder.) One of the talks, presented by Katie Kompoliti, MD, a movement disorder specialist at Rush University, focused on neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH), which can occur in PD as well. Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension refers to a neurological disorder causing a large decrease in blood pressure when a person stands after sitting or lying down.