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  • Parkinson Disease Basics- Part Two

    Parkinson Disease Basics- Part Two with Dr. Michelle Burack (formerly PD 201 & PD 301) 

    This session will provide an overview of tools in the PD treatment toolbox. You will also learn how to build your welness team.

    10:00-12:00pm

    Fee(s): 
    No Charge
    Contact Name: 
    Nancy Nealon
    Contact Email: 
    nnealon@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    5852345355
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    Event Location: 
    1000 Elmwood Ave
    Rochester, NY 14620
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Greater Rochester
  • (Online) Expert Briefing: Advanced PD and Palliative Care in the 21st Century

    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

    Overview: In this webinar, Dr. Miyasaki will review the WHO criteria for palliative care, the various models of palliative care delivery, hospice and hospice criteria in the US, the challenge of palliative care coordination with subspecialists and the people required to make palliative care work.  She will also review the symptoms of PD not often associated with symptom burden in addition to spouse and family challenges. 

    Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will:

    1. To list the benefits of palliative care regardless of stage of illness
    2. To list the non-traditional symptoms of PD
    3. To understand how palliative care can be incorporated in your practice

    Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN

    Dr. Miyasaki is a graduate of the University of Toronto completing medical school, residency and a movement disorders fellowship under Dr. Anthony Lang.  She joined the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014 following 22 years at the University of Toronto. Since 2015, Dr. Miyasaki became the Director of the Movement Disorders Program comprising 10 physicians (7 neurologists, 1 functional neurosurgeon, a neuropsychiatrist and geriatrician) and a dedicated interdisciplinary team. 

    She has held leadership positions at the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, the International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society, the Parkinson Study Group and the American Academy of Neurology.  Dr. Miyasaki founded the first dedicated Palliative Care Program for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders at the University of Toronto in 2007. Since then, she has published original research on this topic and is viewed as the founder of palliative care for Parkinson’s disease.  In 2015, Dr. Miyasaki established the Complex Neurologic Symptoms Clinic at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, University of Alberta with Dr. Wendy Johnston, an expert in ALS. This program provides care to all neurologic patients with palliative care needs. Recent research includes a study of positive psychology applied to recently diagnosed people with Parkinson’s and a large multicenter randomized controlled study of ambulatory palliative care in Parkinson’s disease funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 

    Fee(s): 
    FREE
    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundatio
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Event Location: 
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Chicago
    Georgia
    Greater Rochester
    Heartland
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    South Florida
    South Palm Beach County
    Western New York
  • Educational Symposium - "Fitness Counts: Managing Your Parkinson's with Exercise"

    Join the Parkinson's Foundation for this free educational program on Friday, November 30 at Heritage Sandy Springs. Together we will learn more about the important role exercise plays in maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Hear from local experts as they discuss the latest research findings on exercise, the role exercise should play in your treatment plan and how to stay active longer with therapies, medication and assistive devices.

    We will also look at the benefits of group-based exercise and how your neurologist, physical therapist and fitness instructor can help address certain barriers to exercise for you and your loved ones.

    Program Agenda:

    • 9:30 a.m. Registration open and coffee served
    • 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Why exercise? Jorge Juncos, MD
    • 10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Fitness Demo PD Gladiators Fitness Network Instructor Herb Mesa 
    • 10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Staying Active Longer: Using Medicine and Devices to Keep Moving Joash Lazarus, MD 
    • 11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Lunch Break and Patient Panel 
    • 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Our Recent Research on Parkinson's, Group Exercise, Mood Change, and Quality-of-Life Jim Annesi, PhD and PD Gladiators Fitness Network Instructor Lynn Wark 
    • 12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fitness Demo PD Gladiators Fitness Network Instructor Lynn Wark 
    • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Continuum of Care: How Doctors, Physical Therapists and Fitness Instructors Should Work Together Amy Morse, PT, DPT

    The event is free and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so please RSVP today.

    Thank you to our generous supporters for making this event possible!

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    Fee(s): 
    Free
    Contact Name: 
    Annie Long
    Contact Email: 
    along@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    770-450-0792
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    Event Date Min: 
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Heritage Sandy Springs
    6110 Blue Stone Rd
    Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Georgia
  • The Importance of Physical Activity in Parkinson's Disease

    Location

    JCC Hyde Park
    5200 S Hyde Park Blvd
    United States
    US

    Please come and join us on Sunday, December 2nd at the JCC in Hyde Park from 11am-12pm for

    "The Importance of Physical Activity in Parkinson's Disease", presented by Dr. Danny Bega of Northwestern Medicine. 

    Contact Name: 
    Emily Zivin
    Contact Email: 
    Emily.zivin@northwestern.edu
    Contact Phone: 
    773-516-5864
    Event Date Min: 
    Sunday, December 2, 2018
    Event Location: 
    5200 S Hyde Park Blvd
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Chicago
  • Lunch & Learn: Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

    Location

    Brunswick Library
    3649 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212
    United States
    US

    Join us for a free education session on the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease!

    This program is FREE and includes LUNCH but registration is required. Please register by Wednesday, November 28th.

    Contact Name: 
    Sally Levy
    Contact Email: 
    slevy@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    614-505-5729
    Event Date Min: 
    Monday, December 3, 2018
    Event Location: 
    3649 Center Rd
    Brunswick, OH 44212
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Ohio
  • Parkinson's Friendly Training for Fitness Instructors

    Location

    United States
    US

    Join us for the Parkinson's Foundation Heartland Chapter's Parkinson's Friendly Training for Fitness Instructors!

    The Heartland Chapter will host a free 2-hour session to educate fitness instructors on working with people with Parkinson's. This program will be led by Christian Benedict, PT, DPT, LSVT-BIG from Kansas Rehab Hospital in Topeka, KS. Instructors are invited to participate in this free training and encouraged to invite any trainers who may be interested.

    Upon completing the training, your organization will be listed on the Parkinson's Foundation Heartland Chapter's list of PD friendly fitness classes.

    Fee(s): 
    There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
    Contact Name: 
    Kim Nitz
    Contact Email: 
    knitz@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    913-341-8828
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, December 8, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Platte County Community Center South — Gen Room A
    8875 Clark Avenue
    Parkville, MO 64152
    United States

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