Getting Around: Transportation and Travel with PD

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

What are the challenges of getting around town with Parkinson’s? How can people navigate those challenges? Learn tips and tricks managing travel and transportation with PD by joining a one-hour PDF online seminar led by Sara Riggare, Ph.D. Candidate, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and a person living with Parkinson’s, and Rebecca Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand important challenges related to traveling with Parkinson’s.
  • Learn practical tips and tricks for navigating travel challenges.
  • Increase confidence for traveling, whether you are living with Parkinson's or a care partner of a person with Parkinson's.
Sara Riggare , Ph.D. Candidate , Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and a person living with Parkinson’s


Ms. Riggare spent 14 years working as an environmental consultant. After her Parkinson’s diagnosis at age 32, she shifted her career path to focus on health education.

Ms. Riggare is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Karolinska Institutet for health informatics. She obtained her master of science in Chemical Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Rebecca Gilbert , M.D., Ph.D. , Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, NYU Langone


In addition to caring for people living with Parkinson’s disease as a movement disorders specialist, Dr. Gilbert is involved with a variety of research studies in Parkinson’s.

Dr. Gilbert received her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University and her doctorate in cell biology and genetics at the Sloan Kettering Institute. She completed her residency in neurology and subsequently, a fellowship in movement disorders at the PDF­-funded program at Columbia University Medical Center.

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Are you a health care professional seeking continuing education units? CEUs are provided via PDF’s sponsorship of the American Society on Aging. When registering for this PD ExpertBriefing, please be sure to indicate interest in CEUs. Health professionals have 30 days in which to view the live or recorded seminar and apply for CEUs. It may take an additional 30 days to process CEUs.

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This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., Sunovion and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).