Whether you are a person touched by Parkinson's disease (PD) or a health care professional, the Parkinson's Foundation's online Expert Briefings offer a course for you. Learn more about PD symptoms, progression, treatments and management during our live slideshow presentations.
Expert Briefings are not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content and information presented in webinars is for general information purposes only. Expert Briefings express the views of the speaker, not necessarily the views of the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Upcoming Online Webinars
Join us to view our free online educational webinar designed for people living with Parkinson’s, care partners and health professionals. The format may look a bit different from previous years as we are now offering the Expert Briefing as two, 3–part webinar series. This enables us to take a deeper dive into specific topics from experts in their field. In most webinars, we’ll also hear from community members who will join in on the conversation. Our viewers will be able to ask questions during the live broadcast.
All Expert Briefings are recorded for on-demand viewing within a few days of the live recording.
Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)
Work it Out: Managing Parkinson’s in the Workplace
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD
Research Scientist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University*
Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC
Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services
University of North Texas
Partnering: The Dance of Relationships and Romance
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Dr. Sheila Silver MA, DHS, ACS
Alma Aragon & Carlos Gonzalez
Winter 2021/Spring 2021
Symptom Management: Is it PD, Medication or Aging?
Motor Symptoms Co-Management: Occupational Therapy and Neurology
Tuesday, February 9, 2021Lisa Warren, MHS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Manager
Michael S. Okun, M.D.
Adelaide Lackner Professor and Chair of Neurology
Executive Director, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
University of Florida Health*
Exploring Non-Motor Symptoms: Neuropathy, Fatigue, GI Issues
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Ellen Walter, NP
University of Kansas Medical Center*
Mental Well-being and Memory
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Gregory Pontone, MD, MHS
Director, Parkinson’s Neuropsychiatry Clinical Programs
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine*
Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center
Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
* Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence
Qualifying health professionals who participate within 30 days of each live webinar may be eligible for free Continuing Education Units through the Foundation’s sponsorship of the American Society on Aging.
Past Webinars On Demand
Or watch one of our past webinars at your convenience. Topics include Marijuana and PD, Understanding the Progression of PD, Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and PD and more!
Expert Briefings FAQ
All Expert Briefings are recorded and available on-demand within one week of the live broadcast.
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 40-minute interactive presentation followed by a 20-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. All Expert Briefings are recorded and available on-demand within one week of the live broadcast.
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 prior to the live event.
Q. How do I take part in live Expert Briefings?
A. View webinars via the link in your confirmation emails “Click Here to Join”. You will receive 3 REMINDER EMAILS PRIOR TO THE LIVE EVENT; 1 week, 1 day and 1 hour before so it will be on top of your inbox to access. Those without a computer can listen by phone to the live presentation using the number listed in your confirmation emails.
Q. What if I miss an Expert Briefing?
A. The Parkinson's Foundation records and posts each presentation on its website within one week after the live event. View more than 40 on-demand Expert Briefings anytime. Access recordings by computer or request one of our limited-quantity DVDs.
Q. Can I print the slides?
A. Yes, the link to the slides will be shared via the CHAT in the beginning of the webinar. You will also have access to them via the website on the day of.
Q. What if I do not have access to a computer?
A. Phone participants can call the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) to request the phone number to call. 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. The link to the CEU application will be posted in the CHAT feature at the beginning of the webinar. You will need to copy the URL and open it up in another browser to complete the CEU application/quiz. Health care professionals have up to 30 days to view the seminar and complete the application. Please note that it may take an additional 60 days to process applications.
Q. When will I receive the CEU credit?
A. American Society on Aging (ASA) will mail the CEU certificate to the address you provide within 90 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) 974-9606.
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.
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 ZOOM at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362003-Zoom-Video-Communic…
- Phone dial-in for technical issues
- US: +1.888.799.9666 ext 2 or +1.650.397.6096 ext 2 +Meeting ID
- 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