PD Education Events and Webinars June 2017


PD TELEPHONE: The Conversation Project

LSVT:  Beyond Parkinson Disease: Could they be helpful for my condition?

PD EXPERT BRIEFING: Sleep and Parkinson’s

MJ FOX WEBINAR: Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease.


Topic:  The Conversation Project

Target Audience:  People w/ PD or other Parkinsonian syndromes, family, friends, community, health care providers

Speaker:  Libby Hopkins, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator and community advocate for advanced healthcare planning at Albuquerque New Mexico VA Health Care Systems

Date:  June 13th, at 10 am to 11 am Pacific Standard Time

Call-in:  1-800-767-1750   Code 54321#   (call in about 3 min prior to the hour)


Topic:  Beyond Parkinson Disease: Could they be helpful for my condition?

LSVT Global hosts free monthly webinars aimed at educating others on Parkinson disease and LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG. We invite you to view our 2017 schedule below and we hope you can join us for many webinars this year! Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) (EST is UTC – 5 hours)

Registration  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6611462755464165121 If you would like a specific question addressed during the webinar, you may submit questions  to webinars @ lsvtglobal.com prior to the broadcast date. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar through either a voice or chat option.

TOPIC: Sleep and Parkinson’s

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TIME: 10am  to 11 am   Pacific Standard Time

Guest Lecturer: Aleksandar Videnovic , M.D., M.Sc. , Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital   GO TO: http://www.pdf.org/expertbriefings for detailed information and to register.

What are PD ExpertBriefings?

Each PD ExpertBriefing is presented as a webinar (web-based seminar), in which participants can watch the slideshow presentation online and hear an audio presentation either through their computer’s speakers or calling a toll-free number.  For more information about how to join these upcoming events, see our PD ExpertBriefing FAQ.

To register for this free webinar and listen from your computer or phone, go to : http://www.pdf.org/expertbriefings  For technical questions: Contact Netbriefings via Technical Support or at (651) 225-1532.


TOPIC: Challenges and Treatment of Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, June 15 @  9:00 am  Pacific Standard Time

On the third Thursday of every month, join our live webinars to learn about various aspects of living with Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s work to speed medical breakthroughs. Log on, listen to the expert discussion and submit your own questions to our panelists. Can’t make it for the live event? Watch when you can through our archive library below.

Our webinars are moderated by Dave Iverson, a veteran broadcast journalist and person with Parkinson’s.All MJFF educational initiatives are offered free of charge.Third Thursday’s webinars are available for CME credit for practicing health care professionals. Register to learn more.

Go to: /www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?hot-topics-webinar-series  to register.

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The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

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Parkinsons genetics and medications webinar

Parkinson’s Genetics: How What We’re Learning Is Transforming Drug Development

Thursday, February 16, 2017 9 a.m. – 10 am

We’ll discuss what we know about genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s and how this understanding is helping develop and test therapies that may slow or stop progression.

Hosted by Dave Iverson

These Webinars are always on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00 AM  to 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)

Where: your computer

Cost: Free

YOU MUST REGISTER at the  Michael J Fox website to Register for this webinar. Click: Register here to sign up and submit your questions in advance.

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Gut bacteria and Parkinsons Disease

Gut (Bacteria) Check on Parkinson’s: Role of the Microbiome

DATE: Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. PT

When: 3rd Thursday of the month from 9: 00 am to 10:00 am  (Pacific Time)

Where: your computer

Cost: Free

This webinar is on Thursday  January 19, 2017

Our expert panelists will discuss why they’re investigating the role of gut bacteria in Parkinson’s disease and what they’re finding.

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