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(Online) Expert Briefing: When Care Comes to You: Tips for Using Home Health Aides, PTs and OTs

 

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

Overview: In this webinar, participants will learn practical aspects of harnessing the power of a health care team including home health aides, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Participants will understand the different roles of each professional as well as questions to ask to ensure a good fit when finding a health care team.  

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

  1. Understand the roles of home health aides, physical therapists and occupational therapists for people with PD
  2. Understand the benefits of home health aides, PTs and OTs as part of your team
  3. Discover the types of questions to ask your aide or therapist to know if they are right for you

Julie Hershberg PT, DPT, NCS

Julie Hershberg is a neurologic physical therapist specializing in movement disorders.  She is an instructor at the University of Southern California and is the founder of re+active physical therapy & wellness, a neurologic physical therapy, wellness and research center in Los Angeles.

Fee(s): 
FREE
Contact Name: 
Parkinson's Foundatio
Contact Phone: 
1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
Event Date Min: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Event Location: 
United States
Event Chapter: 
Chicago
Georgia
Greater Rochester
Heartland
Minnesota
Ohio
South Florida
South Palm Beach County
Western New York

(Online) Expert Briefing: PD and Medication: What’s New?

 

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

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

  1. Be familiar with new treatment options in the next 2 years
  2. Understand who would be the best candidates for the new therapies

Rajesh Pahwa, MD

Dr. Pahwa is the Laverne and Joyce Rider Professor of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is also Chief, Parkinson and Movement Disorder Division and Director of Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Pahwa received his medical degree at Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Bombay, India. He completed an internship in medicine at Baylor College of Medicine followed by a residency in Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He then completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Pahwa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Pahwa's research interests are centered around the various aspects of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. He is currently involved in studies related to medical and surgical forms of therapies for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Dr. Pahwa has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, approximately 50 chapters and over 200 abstracts in leading neurology and movement disorder journals. He has conducted more than 100 clinical trials related to Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. He is the co-editor of "Handbook of Parkinson's Disease", 3rd and 4th editions; "Therapy of Parkinson's Disease", 3rd edition; and "Handbook of Essential Tremor and other Tremor Disorders".

Fee(s): 
FREE
Contact Name: 
Parkinson's Foundatio
Contact Phone: 
1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
Event Date Min: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Event Location: 
United States
Event Chapter: 
Chicago
Georgia
Greater Rochester
Heartland
Minnesota
Ohio
South Florida
South Palm Beach County
Western New York

(Online) Expert Briefing: Seeing Clearly with PD: Vision Changes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Dan Gold, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck SurgeryThe Johns Hopkins Hospital

Overview: PD is commonly viewed as a disease characterized by motor deficits, but visual conditions that can negatively impact daily function and quality of life are common. Among the most common conditions are ocular surface irritation, convergence insufficiency, hallucinations, and blurry or subnormal vision. This webinar will focus on how to recognize and treat the most common symptoms experienced by people living with PD.

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

  1. Be familiar with the most common visual conditions in PD
  2. Understand with why these conditions are common,
  3. Be informed with how to address or treat these issues

Dan Gold, DO

Daniel R. Gold, DO is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, and Neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a neurologist with fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology and additional training in neuro-vestibular disorders. Dr. Gold maintains an active clinical practice, seeing patients with dizziness and imbalance as well as those with neuro-ophthalmic conditions. He is also heavily involved with the education of residents and fellows, giving frequent lectures on topics related to his subspecialty expertise in addition to leading neuro-ophthalmology/ocular motor bedside teaching rounds for residents and students.

Fee(s): 
FREE
Contact Name: 
Parkinson's Foundatio
Contact Phone: 
1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)
Event Date Min: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Event Location: 
United States
Event Chapter: 
Chicago
Georgia
Greater Rochester
Heartland
Minnesota
Ohio
South Florida
South Palm Beach County
Western New York

(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
Georgia
Greater Rochester
Heartland
Minnesota
Ohio
South Florida
South Palm Beach County
Western New York

(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

Moving Day Northwest Arkansas

Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

Contact Name: 
Kristin Trulock
Contact Email: 
kTrulock@parkinson.org
Event Date Min: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Event Location: 
United States

Moving Day Baton Rouge

Moving Day®, is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal - to help beat Parkinson’s.

Contact Name: 
Kristin Trulock
Contact Email: 
ktrulock@parkinson.org
Contact Phone: 
501-590-8948
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Event Date Min: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Event Location: 
BREC Highland Road Park
14024 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
United States

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