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Events

  • (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
    Greater Rochester
    Heartland
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    South Florida
    South Palm Beach County
    Western New York
  • Mindfulness & Stress Management

    Mindfulness & Stress Management with Dr. Mick Krasner (just in time for the holidays)

    10:00am-12:00pm

    Fee(s): 
    No Charge
    Contact Name: 
    Nancy Nealon
    Contact Email: 
    nnealon@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    585-234-5355
    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, December 15, 2018
    Event Location: 
    1000 Elmwood Ave
    Rochester, NY 14620
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Greater Rochester
  • (Online) Expert Briefing: Non-motor Symptoms: What’s New?

    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

    Fee(s): 
    FREE
    Contact Name: 
    Parkinson's Foundatio
    Contact Phone: 
    1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Event Location: 
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Chicago
    Greater Rochester
    Heartland
    Minnesota
    Ohio
    South Florida
    South Palm Beach County
    Western New York
  • Winter Education Session

    Fee(s): 
    FREE
    Contact Name: 
    Erin McGee
    Contact Email: 
    minnesotainfo@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    7635451272
    Event Image: 
    Event Date Min: 
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Event Location: 
    1700 Hwy 96 W
    Arden Hills, MN 55112
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Minnesota

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