Parkinson Association of Northern California
Webinars & Classes
What's a webinar? It's a web-based seminar. You can participate on your computer from the privacy of your home. For most webinars, you can either join live (as they happen) or view the archived version within a few days of the webinar (in most cases). All webinars listed below are free to participants.
What do you need to participate? All you’ll need is an internet connection and a computer with speakers. Or you can watch online and use your telephone for the audio portion of the program.
Why register? Some webinar providers recommend you register in advance so that you’ll receive email reminders about the webinar. And you’ll receive email notification when the archived recording is available online.
Webinars for October, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
“Care Beyond the Clinic: How to Gain Control of Your Parkinson’s by Optimizing Personal Health Strategies to Manage Parkinson’s”
Program: Managing aspects of personal care within your control is important to living well with Parkinson’s at any stage. In this webinar, we will focus on making sure you talk to your doctor about what is important to you and what has changed, and discuss steps to setting personal goals and implementing strategies to optimize your physical, mental and social health to help you manage your Parkinson’s.
Presenters: Soania Mathur, MD, PWP, moderator. Other presenters will be advised at time of webcast
Presented by: Partners in Parkinson’s
Thursday, October 12, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
“Spotlight on Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease: Exploring Treatment and Managing Options
Program: How can you maintain a healthy intimate relationship when Parkinson’s keeps getting in the way? Learn effective communication techniques to keep intimacy alive in your relationship and allow you and your partner to achieve your goals in a loving, respectful way.
Presenter: Joel Perlmutter, MD, Elliott Stein Family Professor of Neurology; Section Head, Movement Disorders; Professor of Radiology, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Washington University, School of Medicine.
Presented by: American Parkinson Disease Association
Wednesday, October 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
“Am I too early to start LSVT BIG® or LSVT LOUD®?”
Program: Individuals with early stage Parkinson disease (PD) or early onset PD may not yet be exhibiting many physical or vocal characteristics of PD. However, intensive behavioral treatment for body movement (LSVT BIG) and vocal loudness (LSVT LOUD) can still be appropriate for these populations. Join LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Expert Clinicians for a discussion on how these treatment protocols can help maintain current levels of functioning, uncover movement and vocal challenges, and improve movement and voice while potentially slowing symptom progression. If you would like a specific question addressed during the webinar, you may submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the broadcast date. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar through either a voice or chat option.Presenters: Expert LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD clinicians.
Presented by: LSVT Global
Thursday, October 19, 9:00-10:00am
“What Do a Dog and Keyboard Have in Common? Screening for Parkinson’s”
Program: Our expert panelists will discuss studies using dog sniffing, keyboard strokes and other tactics to screen for Parkinson's risk. We'll also talk about what early signs of disease to look for if you feel you're at risk for Parkinson's.
Presenters: Dave Iverson, moderator. Other presenters will be advised at time of webcast.
Presented by: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
About the association
The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) is an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with Parkinson's their families, and care partners throughout our region.