“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. 

Register now for virtual PANC Parkinson’s conference, featuring Dr. Soania Mathur, Saturday, October 24, 8:3am-1pm

Register now for virtual PANC Parkinson’s conference, featuring Dr. Soania Mathur, Saturday, October 24, 8:3am-1pm

The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) is hosting its annual conference, virtually this year.  Anyone in the US may attend.  The keynote speaker is Parkinson's advocate Dr. Soania Mathur.  Several movement disorder specialists from Northern California will be speaking.  Registration is $10/person.  Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach will be exhibiting, virtually.

California PD Registry Update, Virtual Conference, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10am-noon

California PD Registry Update, Virtual Conference, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10am-noon

The California Department of Public Health was tasked with developing a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Registry a couple of years ago.  On Saturday, September 26, 10am-noon, the department will share with the public their findings to date.  Register now as space is limited.

Stanford Fellow to Answer Questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery at online DBS Support Group, June 18

Stanford Fellow to Answer Questions about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery at online DBS Support Group, June 18

Daniel Kramer, MD,  Stanford Neurosurgical Fellow and clinical instructor, Neurosurgery, will participate in a question and answer session online on Thursday, June 18, beginning at 3:00pm Pacific Time. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Stanford Sleep Specialist to discuss PD Sleep Issues, Palo Alto, February 12

Stanford Sleep Specialist to discuss PD Sleep Issues, Palo Alto, February 12

Emmanuel During, MD, a psychiatrist and neurologist with board certification in sleep medicine and director of the Stanford Parasomnia Clinic, will discuss REM-sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) and other parasomnias as well as his continuing research into possible treatment options for these disorders at the Palo Alto Support Group on Wednesday, February 12, from 2:30-4:00pm, at Channing House in Palo Alto. No RSVP is required to attend.

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the latest Parkinson’s Research, Palo Alto, January 8

Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist to discuss the latest Parkinson’s Research, Palo Alto, January 8

Brent Bluett, DO, Stanford Movement Disorder Specialist, will discuss "The Latest Parkinson's Research: Is There Hope?" at the Palo Alto Support group on Wednesday, January 8, from 2:30-4:00pm, at Channing House in Palo  Alto. No RSVP is required to attend.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team

Happy Thanksgiving from The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach team

The Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach team would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!  The office is closed on Thursday and Friday.