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Upcoming Community Education and Awareness Events


ParkinsonTV is a new educational TV series piloted by the University of Rochester, in collaboration with Dr. Bas Bloem and Radboud University in the Netherlands. The series presents neurologists, patients, and topic experts in a discussion of various aspects of living with Parkinson's, as well as ways to maximize quality of life. The first season will consist of six episodes on the topics of exercise, medication, nutrition, advanced therapies, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. The first season can be accessed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0XsSFY5I3CdnMJJL3RmEw1aJhBrmpm0S
Episodes will air each Tuesday at 8PM EST on the Parkinson Disease Care New York YouTube channel.
If you would like to receive the episode links each week via email, please contact Alistair Glidden at alistair.glidden@chet.rochester.edu and he will add you to the email distribution list.

Michael J. Fox Foundation Webinar

This webinar will take place on Thursday, October 19, 12:00-1:00pm EST. Practitioners can receive free CME credit for live or on-demand viewing. 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. Dr. Mark Baron, director of the VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, will be participating as one of the panelists.
To register, click on the following link: Michael J. Fox Foundation Webinar Registration

HDYO Challenge Week

The HDYO is having a challenge week to provide the opportunity for people around the world to challenge themselves to accomplish a personal goal or task while helping raise awareness for Huntington's Disease. The challenge will last from October 22 - October 28. To sign up and to watch a quick instructional video for the challenge week, go to the following link: HDYO Challenge Week Sign Up. If you have questions about the upcoming HDYO Challenge Week, please email BJ@hdyo.org or SRotberg@hdyo.org.

Beth Sholom Wellness Workshop

This event will involve a lunch and roundtable discussion with healthcare professionals, featuring a guest speaker from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The director of the VCU PMDC, Dr. Mark Baron, will be participating as a speaker at this event. There will also be an LSVT BIG movement session. People with Parkinson's, including young onset, caregivers, and healthcare professionals are all welcome to attend. This workshop will take place at Parkside at Beth Sholom in the Sara Belle November Auditorium on Tuesday, October 24th.
Event day registration begins at 9:30am, and the workshop will be from 10:00am to 2:00pm. To register, please visit: Beth Sholom Wellness Workshop

HDSA Virginia Education Day

Save the date! The Northern VA HDSA chapter support group will be holding an education day on Saturday, November 18.  Details about the event will be coming soon.



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