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  • Community Health Talk - Living Your Best Life with DBS Therapy

    Location

    United States
    US

    Attend this free information seminar to learn more about DBS Therapy, including the benefits and risks.

    Presented by Dr. David Vansickle, Nuerosurgeon, Denver DBS Center

    View the flyer for more information.

    This is an independent event, unaffiliated with the Parkinson's Foundation and is not an endorsement or recomendation of a specific therapy, device or service.

    Fee(s): 
    Free but RSVP is required
    Contact Name: 
    Stephen Kanel
    Contact Email: 
    stephen.kanel@abbott.com
    Contact Phone: 
    720-480-1111
    Event Date Min: 
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Colby City Recreation Department
    285 E. 5th St.
    Colby, KS 67701
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Heartland
  • Managing Your Risk of Falling

    This is the second in a series of three information seminars for 2018.

    One of the significant issues that arises with Parkinson's disease is the risk of falling. Taking a fall can lead to injuries, hospital stays and other unexpected occurrences. One factor that can increase the risk of falling is Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension, or nOH. If you experience dizzy spells or moments of lightheadedness, this could be caused by nOH. It's very beneficial to better understand this condition and what can be done about it.

    Falling can occur for many reasons, especially when you have PD. Knowing how best to prevent those falls and manage that risk overall is critical information. We'll be providing the insights and the information you need to help you stay on your feet.

    The seminar is free to attend and refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 10 AM with the first presentation beginning at 10:30 AM.

    Fee(s): 
    Free
    Contact Name: 
    Chris Jamele
    Contact Email: 
    cjamele@npfwny.org
    Contact Phone: 
    7164493795
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    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Millennium Hotel
    2040 Walden Avenue
    Cheektowaga, NY 14225
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Western New York
  • Concert for a Cure

    The Coucil of Heritage and Arts of India, or CHAI, has selected the Parkinson's Foundation Western New York to receive the proceeds from this event.

    The “Concert for a Cure” is going to be an incredible evening of music. The musicians are world renowned performers who are coming to Buffalo from India. Hindustani music has a very long history. Ragas are a form of Indian music that are written from a very purposeful perspective. The music is composed to reflect specific moods, moments and integral elements of life. Ragas correspond to a certain energy that flows with the subject of the music. It has long been believed that this music can possess recuperative powers.

    For this performance, the musicians will be selecting ragas with an understanding of Parkinson’s disease in mind. They will then be performing pieces that they believe will have benefit for those who have received a diagnosis. No one should expect to be cured by hearing this music, but we are hopeful that it might provide a benefit of some sort. The mention of cure in the title of the event is more reflective of the fact that our organization will receive the proceeds from the show, and those funds will support our efforts toward finding a cure.

    We hope that you will join us for this very special evening for a musical experience like no other. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Chris Jamele at 716 449-3795. Don't miss this opportunity to explore a new musical avenue that might be as helpful as it is beautiful.

    Fee(s): 
    $15.00
    Contact Name: 
    Chris Jamele
    Contact Email: 
    cjamele@npfwny.org
    Contact Phone: 
    7164493795
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    Event Date Min: 
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Screening Room - Center for the Arts
    University at Buffalo Amherst Campus
    Buffalo, NY 14260
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Western New York
  • A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

    The Parkinson's Foundation is proud to sponsor this meeting's Fellows Mentoring Luncheon. 

    Course Description

    The 2018 “Aspen Course” is a continuation of the highly successful program previously of Columbia University, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence, from 1990 until it came to MDS in 2016. The course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorder fellows, and other healthcare professionals who which to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.

    This program will discuss the classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis, and their treatment. The course curriculum also covers the phenomenology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of the entire field of Movement Disorders. This material will be presented in sessions utilizing didactic lectures, clinical discussion, case presentation, video demonstrations and panel discussions.

    Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the “Night Video Rounds” session.

    Course Directors

    Michael S. Okun, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
    Cynthia Comella, MD,  Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
    • Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
    • Appraise treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders
    • Evaluate the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
    • Formulate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia Loss of control of bodily movements., and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders

    Recommended Audience

    This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.

    Additional programs such as luncheons and professional development are planned for fellows

    Physician Competencies

    • Patient care & procedural skills
    • Employ evidence-based practice
    • Increase medical knowledge
    Fee(s): 
    Visit registration page for details
    Event Date Min: 
    Sunday, July 29, 2018 to Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Aspen, CO
    United States
  • Merrie Boone Comprehensive Care Clinic for Parkinson's Lunch & Learn

    Presenters:

    Featuring PD Caregiver's and Resources

    Jocelyn Wise, LCSW, MPH

    Project Director and Clinical Social Worker

    Amy Morse- Rehab therapy

    Please come join us as we provide the latest information for patients and families dealing with Parkinsons’ disease. A complimentary lunch will be served! For more information call Tammyjo Best at 404-712-6990.

    Fee(s): 
    Free
    Contact Name: 
    Tammyjo Best
    Contact Phone: 
    404-712-6990
    Event Date Min: 
    Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    United States
  • Golf for Parkinson's 2018

     

    The Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota is once again hosting our annual Golf for Parkinson's event. Join us  on August 6, 2018 and take part in the 16th annual Golf for Parkinson's benefitting the Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Respite Care grant program in Minnesota. We are looking forward to another great day on the course! Register today to save your place!

    Putting Event (individual pledges)

    At 6:45pm a short putting event will occur with the golf tournament chair and a golfer chosen by lottery. They will each putt 3 times at 2 ft, 8 ft, 16 ft and 25 ft. Pledges can be made per foot (ie $5.00 per foot made) or a specific amount ($25, $50 or ?). We have matching funds of $5,000 available for this event. The matching will be dollar for dollar.

    Golfers ($200) This includes golf cart for two, a forecaddie for each four-some, lunch, dinner and opportunity to win pro shop credit.

    The day will also include a silent auction, on-the-course games and competitions, a few fun surprises and many opportunities to learn more about how the Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota is building better lives for those affect by Parkinson's Disease.

    Event Schedule:

    11:30 am - Registration Opens & Lunch Service

    1:30 pm - Shotgun Start for the Tournament

    5:30 pm - Cocktail Hour

    6:30 pm - Putting Event

    7:15 pm - Dinner & Program

     

    Contact Name: 
    Brittany Noelle Jamison
    Contact Email: 
    minnesotainfo@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    763-545-1272
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    Event Date Min: 
    Monday, August 6, 2018
    Event Location: 
    Minnesota Valley Country Club
    6300 Auto Club Road
    Bloomington, MN 55438
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Minnesota
  • Physical Therapy Faculty Program

    Are you a physical therapy educator? Help prepare the next generation of physical therapists to better care for the growing population of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) through the Parkinson's Foundation’s Physical Therapy Faculty Program.

    Physical therapists are critical members of PD care teams. There is great need for Parkinson’s-experienced physical therapists on the front lines of care.

    Designed to improve physical therapy care in Parkinson’s, our train the trainer program teaches faculty leaders who can, in turn, educate physical therapy students.

    Event Date Min: 
    Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018
    Event Location: 
    OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon
    Portland, OR 97239
    United States
  • Livestream: Summer Education Session - Greater Minnesota & North Dakota

    Can't join us for our Summer Education Session in person? Watch the livestream from the comfort of your house.

    How are you managing your Parkinson’s? Do you feel empowered and informed?  Join us for our Summer Education Session. Hear the latest update on Parkinson’s and treatment options, learn new vocal and facial exercises and receive tips on what to look for in seeking outside help, like home care. Education session is free to attend.

    Home Care: What to Look For - Parkinson's Specialty Care

    Voice and PD - Ann St. Jacque, Speech Language Pathologist at Minneapolis VA Health Care System, will share voice and facial exercises and review how to utilize hand gestures and inflection.

    When does Parkinson disease start and what will future hold? Recent update on hypothesis and treatment - Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Mayo Clinic Rochester

     

    Fee(s): 
    FREE
    Contact Name: 
    Erin Mcgee
    Contact Email: 
    emcgee@parkinson.org
    Contact Phone: 
    7635451272
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    Event Date Min: 
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    Event Location: 
    United States
    Event Chapter: 
    Minnesota

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