Neurotrophic factors – Webinar notes

Neurotrophic factors – Webinar notes

In early June, the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, and Parkinson’s Movement offered a webinar on research into growth factors in the brain that could potentially be useful for treating neurodegenerative disease. The presentation featured a panel of speakers involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. They discussed the findings of a workshop and consensus paper published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, describing the types of growth factors that exist, how one can deliver growth factors to the brain, and what clinical trials have been conducted over the years. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

July 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

July 2020 Webinars about Caregiving

Many caregivers cannot leave home due to caregiving responsibilities. You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home. Join either live or view the archived version within a few day of the live webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed are free. All times shown are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in July 2020…

July 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

July 2020 Webinars about Parkinson’s

You can participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home.  Join either live or view the archived version within a few days of the live webinar (in most cases).  All webinars listed are free. All times listed are Pacific Time. Here are webinars that may be of interest to those living with Parkinson’s in July 2020…

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs – Webinar notes

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs – Webinar notes

In late May, Parkinson Canada offered a webinar on young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), commonly defined as a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) before the age of 50. The webinar featured a panel of four speakers who all have young-onset PD.  They discussed their YOPD experiences, from diagnosis to medications to general topics on living with the condition. The speakers also answered audience questions. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Stem Cells & Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Evan Snyder, Webinar, Monday, July 13, 12:00pm

Stem Cells & Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Evan Snyder, Webinar, Monday, July 13, 12:00pm

Join a free national webinar, sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) on Monday, July 13, from 12:00pm-1:00pm(PDT).  The program is a continuation of the popular Dr. Gilbert Hosts series.  APDA's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert speaks with special guest Dr. Evan Snyder, who is an expert in stem cell biology about the potential of stem cell biology to treat Parkinson’s disease.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In early June, the Parkinson and Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance offered a webinar on urinary dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Jalesh Panicker, who specializes in urinary issues in people with neurologic disorders. He discussed the urinary problems that can arise in PD, including urgency, frequency, and nighttime urination, touching on why these issues occur in PD and what can be done about them. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

Navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis – Webinar notes

Navigating a new Parkinson’s diagnosis – Webinar notes

In late May, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) offered a webinar on navigating a new Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, featuring a panel of speakers including a movement disorders specialist and individuals who have PD. They discussed common questions that one may have after a new PD diagnosis, how to get the best care, considerations around starting medication, and when to disclose the diagnosis to others. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.  

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.

New York Times: Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Discovered Parkinson’s Treatment, Dies at 93

New York Times: Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Discovered Parkinson’s Treatment, Dies at 93

His research into dopamine led to the mainstay treatment still used today to treat millions of people with Parkinson’s.

Depression and Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

Depression and Parkinson’s disease – Webinar notes

In mid-May, the Parkinson Society of British Columbia offered a webinar on depression and Parkinson’s disease (PD), featuring Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez. He discussed the symptoms and treatment options for depression, as well as the state of research into depression and PD, briefly touching on experimental forms of neurostimulation to address depression. There was a question and answer session as well. We at Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach viewed the webinar and are sharing our notes.