“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. 

“Blood Pressure Issues” – Lecture Notes

“Blood Pressure Issues” – Lecture Notes

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition offered 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 Tom Chelimsky, MD, a neurologist at Wisconsin Medical College, focused on blood pressure issues, mostly in multiple system atrophy patients, but his advice applies to Parkinson’s patients. 

“Fireside Chat with Soania Mathur, MD” – Discussion Notes

“Fireside Chat with Soania Mathur, MD” – Discussion Notes

The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) hosted a day-long conference on Parkinson’s disease (PD). One of the talks was a fireside chat on living with Parkinson’s. The moderator was Suketu Khandhar, MD, movement disorder specialist at Kaiser Permanente. The keynote speaker was Soania Mathur, MD, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 28 years old and has been living with Parkinson’s for 21 years. 

Register Now for Two-Day Virtual Parkinson’s Symposium, November 19 and November 20

Register Now for Two-Day Virtual Parkinson’s Symposium, November 19 and November 20

This two-day virtual symposium features speakers from the upper midwest.  On Thursday, November 19, speakers address what's new in PD treatment; challenging non-motor symptoms; and hallucinations and delusions.  On Friday, November 20, speakers address thriving with purpose in this uncertain world; exercise research; and the what/why of PD medications.  Register now.

“Bladder Issues (in MSA)” – Lecture Notes (relevant to Parkinson’s)

“Bladder Issues (in MSA)” – Lecture Notes (relevant to Parkinson’s)

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition hosted a two-day conference in late October on various aspects of MSA, which is a disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease (PD). MSA is called an atypical parkinsonism disorder.  One of the talks, presented by Dr. Michael Guralnick, a urologist at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, focused on urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. These are bladder symptoms of both MSA and PD.

“Sleep in Parkinson’s” – Lecture Notes

“Sleep in Parkinson’s” – Lecture Notes

The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) hosted a virtual conference on Parkinson's disease (PD) in late October. Erica Byrd, MD, movement disorder specialist at Sutter Roseville, spoke about sleep and PD. Dr. Byrd discussed several sleep problems that can occur in PD patients, including excessive daytime somnolence, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and REM sleep behavior disorder. She also addressed treatment for these problems.

Join Stanford Neurosurgeon on November 14, 10:30am-12:30pm, for Webinar on Surgical Options

Join Stanford Neurosurgeon on November 14, 10:30am-12:30pm, for Webinar on Surgical Options

At the November PD Active Forum, Jaimie Henderson, MD, neurosurgeon from Stanford University will speak on "Surgical Options for PD: DBS and Beyond."  He will address various surgical alternatives for Parkinson’s, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery.  PD Active requests a $10 contribution. Register now.

Register Now for “Parkinson’s Disease and the Eye: How PD affects your vision” Webinar on November 13, 10:30am PT

Register Now for “Parkinson’s Disease and the Eye: How PD affects your vision” Webinar on November 13, 10:30am PT

This webinar is part of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest Chapter's "Take Control" series.  On November 13, Steven Hamilton, MD, a neuro-ophthalmologist from Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, will review the many ways Parkinson’s Disease and its mimickers can adversely affect a patient’s vision.  Register now. 

Register Now for “Advances in DBS” Webinar on November 5, 9am PT

Register Now for “Advances in DBS” Webinar on November 5, 9am PT

“Dr. Gilbert Hosts” is a webinar series sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), featuring Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, a movement disorder specialist.  On November 5, Dr. Gilbert will host a question-and-answer session about advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's. The speaker is neurosurgeon Alon Mogilner, MD.