Whether you are a person touched by Parkinson's disease (PD) or a health care professional, the Parkinson's Foundation's online seminars offer a course for you.
Learn more about PD symptoms, progression, treatments and management during our live slideshow presentations. Or watch one of more than 40 recorded past webinars at your convenience to discover the latest in Parkinson's research and practical advice.
Future Online Webinars
Join our upcoming seminars live or view recordings on our website afterwards to learn the many ways to live well with Parkinson's disease (PD) from experts.
Not able to view online? Call 888-272-8710 to listen live and enter code 6323567#.
*Satellite viewing locations and dates where you’ll be able to view Expert Briefings are forthcoming.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Laura Marsh, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Mental Health Care Line
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN
Director, Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program, University of Alberta
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Ronald Pfeiffer, MD
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Dan Gold, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Rajesh Pahwa, MD
Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology
Chief, Parkinson and Movement Disorder Division
Director, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence,
University of Kansas Medical Center
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Julie Hershberg PT, DPT, NCS
USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, re+active physical therapy and wellness
Expert Briefings FAQ
Browse the frequently asked questions below to learn more about how the foundation's online seminars work — including how to view them, troubleshoot technical issues and if you are a professional, how to apply for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Q. What are Expert Briefings?
A. Expert Briefings are free, hour-long online seminars that give practical tips for managing Parkinson's from experts in the field. We break each seminar into two components: a 30-minute presentation (audio and a PowerPoint presentation) and a 30-minute Q&A session where experts answer questions from online participants.
Q. When are Expert Briefings?
A. The Parkinson's Foundation hosts six annual Expert Briefings on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. EST.
Q. What topics do Expert Briefings cover? How are topics selected?
A. The seminars cover wide-ranging topics, including coping tips for motor and non-motor symptoms, caregiving and living well strategies and medical therapies. The Parkinson's Foundation surveys the Parkinson's community and uses your feedback in determining the critical issues we cover.
Q. How do I register to view live Expert Briefings?
A. Click on one of the topics at the top of this page up to one month before the event.
Q. How do I take part in live Expert Briefings?
A. View webinars through the Parkinson's Foundation website. Online participants can send questions to speakers through the message box at the bottom of their screen. Those without a computer can listen by phone to the live presentation using a toll-free number given at registration. The Parkinson's Foundation will send phone participants a printout of the presentation slides by mail upon request.
Q. What if I miss an Expert Briefing?
A. The Parkinson's Foundation records and posts each presentation on its website one week after the live event. View more than 40 archived Expert Briefings anytime. Access recordings by computer or request one of our limited-quantity DVDs.
Q. What if I do not have access to a computer?
A. Participants without computers may access live and recorded Expert Briefings. Dial (888) 272-8710 on the day of the event and input passcode 6323567# when prompted to participate. Phone participants can call the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) to request a printout of the presentation slides. The Helpline can also provide DVDs of previously recorded Expert Briefings, but quantities are limited.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Healthcare Professionals
Q. How can health care professionals receive continuing education units for Expert Briefings?
A. Continuing education units are offered to qualifying professionals through the Parkinson's Foundation's sponsorship of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Browse the list of approved Boards here. Please note that there is a limit of one Board selection per person per event.
Q. How do I apply for CEUs?
A. Online participants who have indicated an interest in CEUs receive a link to the CEU application and a recording of the seminar within several days of the live Expert Briefing. Health care professionals have up to 30 days to view the seminar and complete the application, which covers topics from the seminar. Please note that it may take an additional 30 days to process applications.
Q. When will I receive the CEU credit?
A. We will email your CEU certificate to the address you provide within 30 days of your survey application completion.
Q. Who should I contact if I do not receive my CEUs?
A. Contact the American Society on Aging at (415) 974-9628.
Q. What is the best way to view Expert Briefings?
A. View Expert Briefings on PCs, Macs and mobile devices using high-speed internet access. Mac users may be asked to download the free Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.
Q. How do I view live Expert Briefings?
A. Sign up on your computer by visiting the Parkinson's Foundation's website. Download the free Proclaim application in the iTunes App Store to view on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch mobile device. You will receive a reminder email the day of the event which will include a direct link to view in your device.
Q. What do I do if the Expert Briefing does not play after opening the confirmation email?
A. Be sure to click the direct link and icon, "View This Presentation on Your Computer or Mobile Device." It is best to join a few minutes early to ensure everything is working properly. Note that you will hear music and see a welcome slide until the presentation begins.
Q. Why am I unable to complete my registration and advance to the next screen?
A. Ensure that you have completed all the registration form's required fields. If you keep returning to the registration page, you may need to update settings in your internet browser. Ensure cookies and pop-ups are enabled and check our browser compatibility test page by visiting www.netbriefings.com/support/syscheck-windows.shtml. You must complete a separate registration form for each PD Expert Briefing.
Q. What should I do if I cannot hear the presentation?
A. First ensure that your device is equipped to play sound, then check your device and internet browser setting. You may need to update your browser to a more recent version. You may also contact us to listen by phone.
Q. Who should I contact if I have more questions?
A. Depending on the nature of your question, please refer to the correct organization below:
- For technical questions: Contact Netbriefings via Technical Support or at (651) 225-1532.
- For questions about Parkinson's: Contact the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or email@example.com.
- For questions about CEUs: Contact the American Society on Aging at (415) 974-9628.