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Library of Online Seminars

PD ExpertBriefingsWatch one of PDF's more than 40 online seminars for the latest information about Parkinson’s disease research, treatments, nonmotor symptoms and more.  

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[+] Understanding Parkinson's

General Information

Matt Farrer, Ph.D. What is New in Genetics and Parkinson's Disease?******
September 2012, one hour

Matthew Farrer, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

 

Ron Pfeiffer Understanding the Progression of Parkinson's*****
June 2012, one hour

Ronald F. Pfeiffer, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

 

Jeffrey Wertheimer Understanding Pain in Parkinson's***
May 2011, one hour

Jeffrey Wertheimer, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

 

Stanley Fahn

Lisa Shulman Promise of Science, Power of the Individual****
May 2011, two hours

Stanley Fahn, M.D., H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology Director of the Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders Columbia University; & Lisa M. Shulman M.D., Professor of Neurology University of Maryland School of Medicine.

 

Melissa NirenbergParkinson’s Disease and its Treatment:
Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions**
 
September 2009, one hour

Melissa J. Nirenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Susan BressmanWhat's New in PD Research?: A Closer Look at Genetics and PD
September 2008, one hour

Susan Bressman, M.D.
Chair of the Alan and Barbara Mirken Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Medical Center

 

Motor Symptoms

Sotirios A. ParashosManaging the Motor Symptoms in PD******* 
March 2014, one hour

Sotirios A. Parashos, M.D., Ph.D.
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and Struthers Parkinson's Center

 

Terry EllisGait, Balance and Falls in Parkinson's Disease****** 
January 2013, one hour

Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S.
Clinical Professor, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA

 

Nonmotor Symptoms and Complications 

Peter A. LeWitt, M.D.When Parkinson's Interferes with Gastrointestinal Function******* 
June 2014, one hour

Peter A. LeWitt, M.D.
Wayne State University School of Medicine and Henry Ford Hospital

 

 

Dr. CiucciDr. BuschSwallowing and Dental Challenges******* 
January 2014, one hour

Michelle R. Ciucci, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and Jane Busch, D.D.S., Cross Plains, WI


Dr. EvidenteDr. DhallDemystifying Hallucinations, Night Terrors and Dementia
May 2013, two hours

Virgilio H. Evidente, M.D., Director of the Movement Disorders Center of Arizona & Rohit Dhall, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology and Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

 

K Ray ChaudhuriUnder-recognized Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease******
March 2013, one hour

K. Ray Chaudhuri, D.Sc., M.D.
National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence, Kings College London
London, United Kingdom

 

Laura MarshA Closer Look at Anxiety and Depression in Parkinson's Disease*****
March 2012, one hour

Laura Marsh, M.D.
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

 

Alexander TrosterImpulsive and Compulsive Behaviors in Parkinson’s*****
September 2011, one hour

Daniel Weintraub, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 

Alexander Troster Cognition and PD: What You Have Always Wanted to Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask***
March 2011, one hour

Alexander I. Tröster, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Joseph FriedmanFatigue, Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's Disease**
June 2010, one hour

Joseph Friedman, M.D.
Director of the Movement Disorders Program, Butler Hospital
Professor & Chief of Movement Disorders, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

 

Lawrence SevertThe Other Side of Parkinson’s Disease
October 2009, one hour

W. Lawrence Severt, M.D., Ph.D.
Attending Physician
Beth Israel Medical Center

 

 

Clinical Studies

James BeckClaire Henchcliffe Joohi Jimenez ShahedMelanie PearsonStewart Factor

Parkinson's Advocates in Research Course
June 2012, four one-hour sessions
James Beck, Ph.D., PDF; Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., D.Phil., NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine;  Stewart A. Factor, D.O., and Melanie Pearson, Ph.D., Emory University

 

Danna JenningsSteve DeWitteInside Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know
July 2010, one hour

Danna Jennings, M.D., Clinical Research Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders & Steve DeWitte, Business Executive, Graduate of PDF Clinical Research Learning Institute

 

Bernard RavinaLessons Learned: How Completed Parkinson’s Clinical Studies Help Shape the Future
May 2010, one hour

Bernard Ravina, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

 

Ken GetzParticipating in Parkinson's Clinical Research:
The Key to Becoming an Informed Study Volunteer

January 2009, one hour

Ken Getz, M.B.A.
Chairman, Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation

 


*The content and management of these symposia and webcasts are under the exclusive direction of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, the Houston Area Parkinson Society and are made possible by a generous unrestricted grant from UCB, Inc.

**This series has been made possible by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.

***This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc. 

****This seminar has been made possible by educational grants from Teva Neuroscience, Ipsen, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation, Medtronic Neuromodulation and Biotechnology Industry Organization.

*****This series has been made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc.

*******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbvie, Inc. and Teva Neuroscience.


[+] Living With Parkinson's

Margaret O’Connor

Lissa Robins Kapust, Driving and Parkinson's: Balancing Independence and Safety*****
January 2012, one hour

Margaret O’Connor, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., and Lissa Robins Kapust, L.I.C.S.W.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, MA

 

Gila Bronner Sexuality and Intimacy in Parkinson's*******
September 2013, one hour

Gila Bronner, M.P.H., M.S.W., C.S.T.
Sheba Medical Center, Israel

 


*The content and management of these symposia and webcasts are under the exclusive direction of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, the Houston Area Parkinson Society and are made possible by a generous unrestricted grant from UCB, Inc.

**This series has been made possible by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.

***This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc. 

****This seminar has been made possible by educational grants from Teva Neuroscience, Ipsen, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation, Medtronic Neuromodulation and Biotechnology Industry Organization.

*****This series has been made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc.

*******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbvie, Inc. and Teva Neuroscience.


[+] Treating Parkinson's

Medications & Surgical Treatments

 

Dr. Hubert H. Fernandez

PD ExpertBriefing: Medication Side Effects*******
April 2014, one hour

Hubert H. Fernandez, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

 

Dr. Kapil Sethi

PD ExpertBriefing: Medical Therapies: What's in the Parkinson's Pipeline?******
April 2013, one hour

Kapil D. Sethi, M.D., F.R.C.P.
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA

 

Cynthia L. Comella Parkinson's Medications: Today and Tomorrow*****
April 2012, one hour

Cynthia L. Comella, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

 

Michael Schlossmacher, M.D., presenter for Parkinson's Disease Foundation PD ExpertBriefingThe Parkinson’s Pipeline: Treating Your Parkinson's***
April 2011, one hour

Michael Schlossmacher, M.D.
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada

 

David StandaertWhat’s in the Parkinson’s Pipeline?**
April 2010, one hour

David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.
John and Juanelle Strain Professor & Vice Chair, Neurology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Claire HenchcliffeNew Prospects for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson's Disease  
March 2009, one hour 

Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., D.Phil.
Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement
Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical Center

 

 

Nutrition, Exercise and Other Therapies

Angela Roberts-South

Improving Communication in Parkinson's Disease: One Voice, Many Listeners**
June 2013, one hour


Angela Roberts-South, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P., C.A.S.L.P.O .(Reg.), Ph.D. Candidate
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University, Ontario, Canada

 

Melanie M. Brandabur, M.D.Complementary Approaches to Parkinson's***
June 2011, one hour

Melanie M. Brandabur, M.D.
Clinic Director
The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, Sunnyvale, CA

 

Heather Cianci Physical Therapy and Parkinson's: What You Need to Know***
February 2011, one hour

Heather J. Cianci P.T., M.S., G.C.S.
Dan Aaron Parkinson's Rehabilitation Center (Good Shepherd/Penn Partners)

 

Christine TangneyNutrition and Parkinson’s Disease**
February 2010, one hour

Christine C. Tangney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., C.N.S
Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition
College of Health Sciences at Rush University Medical Center.   

 


*The content and management of these symposia and webcasts are under the exclusive direction of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, the Houston Area Parkinson Society and are made possible by a generous unrestricted grant from UCB, Inc.

**This series has been made possible by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.

***This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc. 

****This seminar has been made possible by educational grants from Teva Neuroscience, Ipsen, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation, Medtronic Neuromodulation and Biotechnology Industry Organization.

*****This series has been made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc.

*******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbvie, Inc. and Teva Neuroscience.


[+] Employment, Insurance, Financial Assistance and Legal Matters

Janna DuttonLegal Issues: Planning Ahead When You are Living with Parkinson's**
January 2010, one hour

Janna Dutton, J.D.
Eldercare Attorney
Dutton & Casey, P.C.

 

 


*The content and management of these symposia and webcasts are under the exclusive direction of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, the Houston Area Parkinson Society and are made possible by a generous unrestricted grant from UCB, Inc.

**This series has been made possible by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.

***This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc. 

****This seminar has been made possible by educational grants from Teva Neuroscience, Ipsen, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation, Medtronic Neuromodulation and Biotechnology Industry Organization.

*****This series has been made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc.

*******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbvie, Inc. and Teva Neuroscience.


[+] Caregiving & Family Support

Laying the Groundwork for the Road Ahead *******
November 2013, one hour

Led by Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., and Rhona Johnson, PDF People with Parkinson's Advisory Council

 

Julie CarterCoping Skills for Parkinson's Care Partners****** 
November 2012, one hour

Julie H. Carter R.N., M.S., A.N.P.
Professor of Neurology
Oregon Health & Science University

 

Caring for A Person with Late Stage Parkinson's Disease *****
November 2011, one hour

Joan Gardner, R.N., B.S.N. and Rose Wichmann, P.T. of Struthers Parkinson's Center, Park Nicollet Health Services, Minneapolis, MN

 

 

Tess Deshefy-LonghiWhat's Missing? Communication and the PD Partnership*** 
November 2010, one hour

Teresa Deshefy-Longhi, DN.Sc., R.N.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Fairfield University

 

Barbara HabermannHow to Take Care of the Caregiver **
November 2009, one hour

Barbara Habermann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing
Indiana University-Indianapolis

 

 


*The content and management of these symposia and webcasts are under the exclusive direction of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, the Houston Area Parkinson Society and are made possible by a generous unrestricted grant from UCB, Inc.

**This series has been made possible by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.

***This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc. 

****This seminar has been made possible by educational grants from Teva Neuroscience, Ipsen, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation, Medtronic Neuromodulation and Biotechnology Industry Organization.

*****This series has been made possible by an educational grant from Teva Neuroscience.

******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Teva Neuroscience and UCB Inc.

*******This series has been made possible by educational grants from Abbvie, Inc. and Teva Neuroscience.


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