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.
- 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.
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.
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.