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Movement Disorders Series

The Movement Disorder Series are knowledge-based webinars to provide VHA healthcare professionals with current practice standards and emerging trends in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Continuing Education for Professionals is typically provided for the live webinars.  The webinars are offered 2 times a year and are approximately 4 hours in length. If you would like to be added to the PADRECC distribution list to receive updates on PADRECC education programs please email,  

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FY 2022-2023 Movement Disorder Series

Title Program Description Webinar Link
Movement Disorders Series Part I

This Continuing Education series is designed to provide VHA healthcare providers with current practice standards and emerging trends in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.  This webinar will provide healthcare teams an introduction to diagnosing and treating movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease, and discuss how we can utilize physical therapy and the Whole Health Approach to treating our patients. This training is appropriate for healthcare teams.

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Movement Disorders Series Part II This course is intended for health professionals who are interested learning more Parkinson’s disease beyond pharmacological interventions.  This series will cover common neuropsychiatric challenges and treatments; discuss candidacy for deep brain stimulation surgery and demystify the neurosurgical procedures that we can offer to our Parkinson’s population.   The webinar will also highlight the importance of integrating rehabilitation therapies such as speech and physical therapy in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Recording Part I:  Movement Disorder Series Part II-20221013_120005-Meeting Recording.mp4

Recording Part 2: Movement Disorder Series Part II-20221013_131903-Meeting Recording.mp4

Movement Disorders Series
Part III-Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease
This virtual program is designed for the providers who care for veterans with Parkinson’s Disease. This live knowledge-based webinar is intended for interprofessional healthcare teams who are interested in learning more about specific non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease.  The webinar will help bridge the knowledge gap in treating gastrointestinal dysfunction, neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, genitourinary dysfunction, and the benefits of pelvic floor training in people with Parkinson’s Disease. 


Movement Disorder Series Part III-20230209_120515-Meeting Recording.mp4

FY 2021 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 12, 2020        An Approach to the Patient with Chorea Ruth H. Walker, MD, ChB, PhD
Jan 14, 2021 Microbiome and the Gut Brain Axis Jasmohan Bajaj, MD. MS, FACG, AGAF
Feb 25, 2021 Managing Telehealth for Movement Disorders-Tips and Tricks John Duda, MD & Debra Dellinger, MS, APRN-BC
Mar 11, 2021

Rehabiliation Strategies for PD: What is Rehabilitation? 

Abu Qutubuddin, MD, MBBS
May 13, 2021 Update on Deep Brain Stimulation in PD: Trends in Candidacy & New Technology Nicholas Galifianakis, MD

FY 2020 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 14, 2019 Rescue Agents in PD Jessica Lehosit, DO
Jan 9, 2020 Ophthalmic Manifestations in Movement Disorders Ali G. Hamedani, MD
Mar 12, 2020

Exercise and Physical Activity in the Management of Parkinson's Disease

James Morley, MD, PhD
May 14, 2020 Web-Based Resources for Parkinson's Disease Patients, Caregivers & Providers John Duda, MD
Sep 10, 2020 Palliative Care Needs in PD Nicholas Galifianakis, MD

FY 2019 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 8, 2018 Lewy Body Dementia Joseph Quinn, MD
Jan 10, 2019 Stimulating Memory ni PD: New Directions in Neuromodulation Kathryn Holloway, MD
Mar 14, 2019 Pain and PD David Drake, MD
May 9, 2019 Sleep Issues & PD Amie Hiller, MD
Sep 12, 2019 Parkinson's 101 Ethan Brown, MD

FY 2018 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 9, 2017 Intitial Therapeutic Choices in Managment of PD Jessica Lehosit, DO
Jan 11, 2018 Role of Kinesiotherapy in the Treatment of PD & other Movement Disorders Lori Shuart, KT
Mar 8, 2018 Tardive Syndromes: Current Understanding & Managment Nijee Luthra, MD
April 9, 2018 Parkison's Awareness Month Special Seminar: PD 1817-2017, A 200 Year Retrospective Mark Baron, MD
May 10, 2018 Psychiatric Issues in PD Joel Mack, MD
Sep 13, 2018 Neurotoxin Use for Treating PD Symptoms Adrienne Keener, MD

 FY 2017 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 10, 2016 Cholinergic Function & PD Katherine Chung, MD
Jan 12, 2017 Yoga & Mindfulness in PD Indu Subramanian, MD & Amie Hiller, MD
Mar 9, 2017 Exercise Is Medicine James Morley, MD, PhD
May 11, 2017 Creativity & PD Michele York, PhD
Sep 14, 2017 Cognition & Exercise Megan Gomez, PhD

 FY 2016 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 12, 2015 Drugs in Movement Disorders Jessica Lehosit, MD
Jan 14, 2016 Nutrition & PD John Duda, MD
Mar 12, 2016 The Role of Duopa in the Management of PD Ramon L Rodriguez Cruz, MD
May 12, 2016 Complementary & Alternative Medicine in PD Laurie K. Mischley, ND, MPH, PhD
Sep 8, 2016 Palliative Care & PD Maya Katz, MD

FY 2015 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 13, 2014 Rehabilitative Tools & Practices for Common Movement Disorders Laurice Yang, MD
Jan 8, 2015 A Systematic Approach to the Patient with Chorea Ruth Walker, MD
Mar 12, 2015 Military Service & Neurodegenerative Disease: PD as an Example Carlie Tanner, MD 
May 14, 2015 Tardive Dyskinesia Joel Mack, MD
Sep 10, 2015 Aspiration Pneumonia & PD Joe Murray, SLP

  FY 2014 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Dec 12, 2013  Parkinson's Disease, Swallowing and Best Practices  Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Jan 9, 2014 Benign Essential Blepharospasm Mark Stahl, MD
Mar 13, 2014 Etiology & Treatment of Ataxia and Cerebellar Disease  Theresa Zesiewicz, MD, FAAN
May 8, 2014 Drug-Induced Parkinsonism  James F. Morley, MD
Sep 11, 2014 Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Aliya Sarwar, MD

FY 2013 Movement Disorder Series 

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 8, 2012 Telehealth Delivered Voice Therapy: Comparing Outcomes for Traditional
Delivery for Adults with PD
Lyn Tindall Covert, PhD, CC-SLP
Jan 10, 2013 The Role of Palliative Care in PD Nicholas Galifianakis, MD, MPH
Mar 14, 2013 Pharmacotherapy of Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in PD Kathryn Tortorice, PharmD, BCPS
May 9, 2013 DATScans:  When Should We Order Them and How Are They Interpreted? John Duda, MD
July 11, 2013 Social Media and PD Jeff Kraakevik, MD
Sep 12, 2013 Using a Practical Clinical Model to Communicate about Veterans PD  Karen Connor, PhD & Hilary Siebens, MD

 FY 2012 Movement Disorder Series 

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 10, 2011 Care Management Program for PD  Karen Connor, PhD, RN
Jan 12, 2012 Pain in PD       David Drake, MD
Mar 8, 2012 Mood Disorders in PD: What's New?  Laura Marsh, MD
May 10, 2012  National VHA Pharmacy Formulary Issues   Kathryn Tortorice, PharmD
Jul 12, 2012  Rehabilitation's Role in PD Abu Qutubuddin, MD, MBBS
Sep 20, 2012  VA Telehealth and Movement Disorders Steven S. Schreiber, MD

FY 2011 Movement Disorder Series 

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 4, 2010 Deep Brain Stimulation for PD-VA Research Update Fran Weaver, PhD
Jan 13, 2011 Agent Orange, Pesticides and PD Jeff Bronstein, MD
Mar 10, 2011 Impulse Control Disorders Daniel Wentraub, MD
May 12, 2011 PD Care Case Management Karen Connor, PhD, RN, MBA
July 14, 2011 Advances in Gene Therapies William Marks, MD
Sep 8, 2011 Neuroprotection & PD Alec Glass, MD

 FY 2010 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 12, 2009 Nutritional Supplements & Issues in PD Marian Evatt, MD
Jan 14, 2010 Lewy Body Disease John Duda, MD
Mar 11, 2010 Essential Tremor Theresa Zesiewicz, MD
May 13, 2010 Palliative Care & PD Elizabeth Goy, PhD; Lissa Brod, MD & Teresa Mangin, MD
July 8, 2010 Medications in the Treatmen of PD Emad Farag, MD
Sep 2, 2009 Movement Disorders in the Elderly Gene Lai, MD

  FY 2009 Movement Disorder Series  

Date Topic Presenter
Nov 13, 2008 Neuropsychiatric Complications in PD Daniel Weintraub, MD
Jan 8, 2009 Impact of Falls and their Treatment Jeff Kraakevik, MD
Mar 12, 2009 Best Medical Therapy versus DBS for PD Frances Weaver, PhD
May 14, 2009 Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders Eugene Lai, MD
Sep 10, 2009 Caregiving and Psychosocial Issues in PD Elaine Lanier, RN