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You're Invited: Can Falls Be Prevented in Parkinson's Disease?

What practical strategies can you use to understand falls and prevent them from happening to you or a loved one with Parkinson’s disease? Find out by joining PDF and Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S., for a one-hour PD ExpertBriefing discussing the topic. PDF is pleased to invite health care professionals to apply for CEUs for this seminar.

Gait, Balance, Falls and Parkinson’s Disease

What: Dr. Ellis will discuss the walking and balance problems commonly experienced by people with Parkinson's disease. She will review research studies demonstrating the benefits of exercise and rehabilitation and provide practical strategies to help reduce risk of falls. Free CEUs are available for some health care professionals via PDF's sponsorship of the American Society on Aging.

When: Tuesday, January 15, 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

Where: Online or by phone. Support groups are encouraged to watch together and can contact PDF for technical assistance.

Who: Parkinson's Disease Foundation, joined by Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S., of Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College in Boston, MA.

How to Attend: View this PD ExpertBriefing by computer or listen in by phone. To join by computer, sign up now and you will receive tips for preparing your computer for the LIVE seminar. If you choose this option, you can listen in through your computer’s speakers or by phone (using a toll-free number provided at registration). You will also be able to submit questions to our faculty during the second half of the seminar. To join by phone only, sign up now and you will receive a unique toll-free number and pass code to use the day of the event. If you choose this option, you will receive the slide presentation by mail.

CEUs: Are you a health care professional seeking continuing education units? CEUs are managed through PDF's sponsorship of the American Society on Aging. You will receive a link to apply for CEUs the day after the LIVE PD ExpertBriefing. You have up until 30 days to view the seminar (a recording will be posted on week after the live event) and apply online for CEUs.

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“Gait, Balance, Falls and Parkinson’s Disease” is the third in series of six PD ExpertBriefings taking place over the course of a year. Be sure to save the dates for upcoming PD ExpertBriefings and to view any of our 30 recorded PD ExpertBriefings at your convenience – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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*This year's PD ExpertBriefing series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Teva Neuroscience.

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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.