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December 2021 – Parkinson’s Webinars and Virtual Meetings with Speakers Stanford PD Community Blog

Every month, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach produces a list of Parkinson’s-related webinars and virtual meetings with speakers.  Here’s our November 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 November 2021…

– Denise

http://med.stanford.edu/parkinsons.html


Wednesday, December 1, 9am

Understanding Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Description:

Learn about DBS as a treatment option for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia.  Q&A will follow the presentation.

Speaker:  Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN, DBS program coordinator

Host:  Hartford Healthcare

Register here

This webinar will not be recorded.


Wednesday, December 1, 10am

The Skinny on Skin and Bone Health in Parkinson’s

Description:

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, it is common to experience changes in skin and bone health.  Weakened skeletal and bone health can increase risk of falls and balance issues.  Changes in the skin or trouble with excessive sweating are also common symptoms of PD.  Recent studies have shown an increased prevalence of skin cancer among people with PD.  Learn about these changes and how to address them. 

Speakers:

Kenneth W. Lyles, MD, Duke University Medical CenterMedical 

Nicki Niemann, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

This webinar will be posted on PF’s Past Expert Briefings Webinars page 


Thursday, December 2, 8am

Psychosocial Strategies Over the Holidays

No description available.

Speaker:  Jennifer Lambert, LCSW

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Connecticut Chapter (APDA CT)

Register here

The webinar recording will be posted to the APDA CT educational webinars page.  


Thursday, December 2, 10am

Effects of Being ON for Exercise

Description:

This webinar will discuss the effects of being ON when exercising, why it matters, how to help increase ON times, and what a person can do to maximize their ON time.

Speaker:  TBA

Host:  World Parkinson Coalition (WPC)

Register here

The webinar recording may be posted to the WPC YouTube channel.


Thursday, December 2, 3pm

Filing for Disability

No description available.

Speaker:  Soraya Martial Wright, Esq.

Host:  Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC)

Register here

The teleconference may be recorded and posted to the PAC YouTube channel


Saturday, December 4, 9am-1pm

Parkinson’s: Life Beyond the Basics (virtual conference)

Description:

Learn the latest in Parkinson’s research and medications, sleep and exercise, hallucinations and delusions in PD, and cognitive changes in Parkinson’s.   

Multiple speakers (members of PCLA’s Medical Advisory Board)

Host:  Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles (PCLA)

Register here

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


Sunday, December 5, 10am

Laura Russell, Author and Artist

Description:

Laura will be talking about her latest book, “Exquisite Warriors,” which celebrates 26 women battling Parkinson’s Disease with grace and dignity. This limited-edition artist book is an “exquisite corpse” structure — where the pages are split into body parts.  In turning the pages the viewer changes the visual sequence of the body, creating a variety of permutations of heads, torsos and legs.  As if we could swap out our own body parts when they fail us.  Several Twitchy Women are featured in the book.

Audience:  Women with PD

Speaker:  Laura Russell, author and artist

Host:   

Only women with PD should participate.  Register here

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


Monday, December 6, 9am

Sex and Gender: What does it mean in the Parkinson’s Brain?

Description:

Speakers discuss dementia and women with PD.

Speakers:  

Elena Moro, MD, PhD, movement disorder specialist, Grenoble Alpes University, France

Maria Teresa Ferretti, PhD, neuroscientist, Women’s Brain Project (WBP), Switzerland

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

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


Monday, December 6, 12pm

Exercise and Brain Health:  Dr. Gilbert Hosts

Description:

Research reveals the importance of physical exercise to optimize function and enhance quality of life.  Learn how exercise changes the brain for the better, what PD symptoms can be improved with exercise, how the SPARX3 clinical trial hopes to demonstrate the positive effects of exercise for people with PD, and much more!

Speaker:  Daniel Corcos, PhD, Northwestern University

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Register here

A recording of the webinar will be posted to the Dr. Gilbert Hosts Playlist on the APDA YouTube channel


Tuesday, December 7, 12pm

What is Parkinson’s Disease? [for newly diagnosed]

Description:

The first webinar in the four-session “Parkinson’s Good Start Lunchbox Learning Edition” educational series is specifically designed for those diagnosed with PD in the last 3 years.

Audience:  Newly diagnosed

Speaker:  Anny Lin, MD, movement disorders neurologist, University of Washington  

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter (APDA NW)

Register here

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


Wednesday, December 8, 12pm

Medication and Treatment Management [for newly diagnosed]

Description:

The second webinar in the four-session Parkinson’s Good Start Lunchbox Learning Edition educational series is specifically designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the last 3 years.

Audience:  Newly diagnosed

Speaker:  Anny Lin, MD, movement disorders neurologist, University of Washington  

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter (APDA NW)

Register here

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


Wednesday, December 8, 10am

Sing Out Loud with Parkinson’s

Description:

Studies show that singing can help maintain strength in the muscles involved in speech and voice in people with Parkinson’s disease.  Singing is a fun way to exercise your voice, speech and swallowing muscles.  This session will celebrate the season with some wintry melodies!

Speaker:  Linda Jedrzejek, MT-BC, neurologic music therapist

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

This webinar will not be recorded to protect the privacy of participants.


Thursday, December 9, 9am

Saliva and Swallowing Challenges

Description:

The speaker will address swallowing-related topics including excessive saliva, drooling (sialorrhea), and aspiration.  The speaker will discuss two  online resources she has created to improve understanding about swallowing and swallowing disorders for clinicians and students (stepcommunity.com) and for individuals with swallowing disorders and their caregivers (ianessahumbert.com).

Speaker:  Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP, speech therapist

Host:  Parkinson Canada

Register here

A recording of the webinar may be posted to the Parkinson Canada YouTube channel


Thursday, December 9, 10am

Maintaining Momentum

Description:

Learn useful tips and tricks to help you stick with your PD exercise program and keep the momentum going.  Get your questions answered live during the program.  This is part of the “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA” series.

Speaker:  Nick Wendell, PT, DPT, Boston University Dept. of Physical Therapy and & Athletic Training

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Register here

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


Thursday, December 9, 12pm

Neuropuncture:  A Neuroscience Acupuncture Approach to Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

Neuropuncture is a groundbreaking system of acupuncture that brings together Western, Eastern, and natural medicine by applying neuroscience and other Western medical sciences to the classical TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncture model.  Join us for a conversation with the creator of this innovative treatment.  

Speaker:  Michael Corradino, DAOM, MSTOM, AP

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

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


Thursday, December 9, 3pm

Parkinson’s and Freezing

Description:

Learn more about freezing.  Take away useful strategies to get out of tricky, sticky situations.  Class size is limited.

Speaker:  Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT

Host:  Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS)

Register here:  (Note – class size is limited)

This webinar may be posted to the HAPS YouTube channel


Sunday, December 12, 10am

LSVT and the Google Project

Description:

LSVT Global has partnered with Google on a research project called “Project Euphonia,” to help improve automatic speech recognition software for people with speech disorders.  These disorders may make using devices like Google Home, The Nest and other Smart devices, Siri, Alexa, or speech-to-text frustrating.  LSVT Global is recruiting people with speech disorders to provide samples of disordered speech to train the systems.

Audience:  Women with PD

Speaker:  TBA

Host:   

Only women with PD should participate.  Register here

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


Monday, December 13, 12pm

Supplements, Nutrition, Vitamins, and Lifestyle:  Do They Make A Difference?

Description:

The speaker will delve into the role and effectiveness of supplements and nutrition in Parkinson’s progression, helping you understand how to best support your body and brain beyond medication.  This is part of the “Lunch with Docs” series.

Speaker:  Zoltan Mari, MD, movement disorders neurologist

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here 

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


Monday, December 13, 3pm

Intimacy When Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Description:

A discussion of intimacy when living with Parkinson’s disease.

Speaker:  Regina Koepp, PsyD, clinical psychologist, Founder of the Center for Mental Health & Aging

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Georgia Chapter (APDA GA)

Register here

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


Tuesday, December 14, 12pm

Nutritional Considerations [for newly diagnosed]

Description:

The third webinar in the four-session Parkinson’s Good Start Lunchbox Learning Edition educational series is specifically designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the last 3 years.

Audience: Newly diagnosed

Speaker:  Joan Hogan, registered dietician, Puget Sound Neurology 

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter (APDA NW)

Register here

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


Wednesday, December 15, 10am

Newly Diagnosed:  Building a Better Life with Parkinson’s

Description:

The diagnosis of PD can be overwhelming.  If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with PD, this program will teach you about resources and tools to help you live well with Parkinson’s.  This program will also help you understand the physical and emotional impact of Parkinson’s on the individual and family.

Audience: Newly diagnosed

Speakers:

Nina M. Browner, MD, movement disorder specialist

Jessica Shurer, MSW, LCSW

Host:  Parkinson’s Foundation (PF)

Register here

This webinar will be posted to the PF YouTube channel’s Wellness Wednesday playlist


Wednesday, December 15, 12pm

Holiday Sing Along

Description:

Put on your favorite holiday sweater and prepare for a dose of festive cheer and a jolly holiday sing along.  Sing the holiday classics together in a virtual environment.  If you feel uncomfortable singing in a group, mute yourself on Zoom and sing aloud to your heart’s delight!

Speaker:  Sun Joo Lee, MT-BC, music therapist

Host:  PMD Alliance

Register here

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


Wednesday, December 15, 12pm

The Role & Importance of Exercise [for newly diagnosed]

Description:

The last webinar in the four-session Parkinson’s Good Start Lunchbox Learning Edition educational series is specifically designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the last 3 years.

Audience: Newly diagnosed

Speaker:  Nate Coomer, PT, DPT, NCS, Owner and Founder of The Parkinson’s Fitness Project

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter (APDA NW)

Register here

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


Thursday, December 16, 9am

PPMI: The Study that Could Change Everything

Description:

Expert panelists will dive into the Fox Foundation’s landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study.  The study’s expansion, scientific results coming out of PPMI and the critical role you can play in speeding a cure will be covered.  Bring your questions for our experts!

Host:  Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF)

Register here

A recording of this webinar may be posted to the MJFF YouTube channel


Friday, December 17, 12pm

Until There’s a Cure:  Living Your Best Life with Parkinson’s Disease

No description available.

Speaker:  Drew Falconer, MD, movement disorders specialist

Host:  American Parkinson Disease Association, Virginia Chapter (APDA VA)

Register here

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

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