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Movement Disorders Series

The Movement Disorder Series provide Continuing Education for Professionals through VA learning. These one hour audio conferences are sponsored by PADRECC and EES and are designed to provide VHA healthcare professionals with current practice standards and emerging trends in the treatment of PD and other movement disorders. Offered every two months on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 12-1pm ET and 3-4 pm ET. Participants wishing to receive continuing education credit need to register on Talent Management System (TMS)

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FY 2017 Movement Disorder Series schedule

Nov 10, 2016 - Cholinergic Function and Parkinson's Disease - Katherine Chung, MD (archive)

Jan 12, 2017 - Yoga and Mindfulness in Parkinson's  Indu Subramanian, MD and Amie Hiller, MD (archive)

Mar 9, 2017 - Exercise is Medicine - James Morley, MD (archive)

May 11, 2017 - Creativity and Parkinson's Disease - Michele York, PhD (archive)

Sep 14, 2017 - Cognition and Exercise - Megan Gomez, PhD download flyer


FY 2016 Movement Disorder Series

Nov 12, 2015 - Drugs in Movement Disorders  - Jessica Lehosit, DO (archive)  (PPT slides)

Jan 14, 2016 - Nutrition and PD - John Duda, MD (archive - note: first 5 minutes technical problems, suggest fast forward)  (PPT slides)

March 10, 2016 - The Role of Duopa in the Management of Parkinson's Disease - Ramon L. Rodriguez Cruz, MD (archive) (PPT slides)

May 12, 2016 - Complementary & Alternative Medicine in PD - Laurie K. Mischley, ND, MPH, PhD (archive)

Sept 8, 2016 - Palliative Care and Parkinson's Disease - Maya Katz, MD (archive)

FY 2015 Movement Disorder Series

Nov 13, 2014 - Rehabilitative Tools & Practices for Common Movement Disorder Disease (archive) (PPT) - Laurice Yang, MD

Jan 8, 2015 - A Systematic Approach to the Patient with Chorea (archive) (PPT) (flowchart) - Ruth Walker. MD

Mar 12, 2015 Military Service & Neurodegenerative Disease: Parkinson's Disease as an Example - Carlie Tanner, MD, Director, PADRECC San Francisco (archive)

May 14, 2015 - Tardive Dyskinesia - Joel Mack, MD (archive)

Sep 10, 2015 - Aspiration Pneumonia and Parkinson's - Joe Murray, SLP

 FY 2014 Movement Disorder Series

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

FY 2013 Movement Disorder Series 





Nov 8, 2012 Telehealth Delivered Voice Therapy: Comparing Outcomes to Traditional Delivery for Adults with PD (archive expired) Lyn Tindall Covert, PhD, CCC-SLP  
Jan 10, 2013 The Role of Palliative Care in Parkinson's Disease (archive) Nicholas Galifanakis, MD, MPH  
Mar 14, 2013  Pharmacotherapy of Motor & Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease  (archive) Kathryn Tortorice, PharmD, BCPS, National Program Manager  
May 9, 2013  DATScans: when should we order them and how are they interpreted?  (archive) John Duda, MD, Philadelphia PADRECC  
Jul 11, 2013 Social Media and Parkinson's Disease  download slides  Jeff Kraakevik, MD  
Sep 12, 2013 Using a Practical Clinical Model to Communicate about Veterans Parkinson's Disease  (archive Karen Connor, PhD and Hilary Siebens, MD  

 FY 2012 Movement Disorder Series 

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

FY 2011 Movement Disorder Series 

Date Topic Presenter      
Nov 4, 2010 DBS for PD-VA Research Update (archive) Frances Weaver, PhD PowerPoint     
Jan 13, 2011 Agent Orange, Pesticides, and PD Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD PowerPoint    Transcript 
Mar 10, 2011 Impulse Control Disorders in PD (archive) Daniel Weintraub, MD PowerPoint     
Jul 14, 2011  Advances in Gene Therapies for PD William J. Marks, Jr., MD PowerPoint     
Sep 8, 2011  Neuroprotection and PD (archive expired) Alec Glass, MD PowerPoint     

 FY 2010 Movement Disorder Series

Date Topic Presenter      
Nov 12, 2009 Nutritional Supplements & Issues in PD Marian Evatt, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
Jan 14, 2010 Lewy Bodies and Dementia John Duda, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
Mar 11, 2010 Essential Tremor: Diagnosis & Treatment Theresa Zesiewicz, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
May 13, 2010 Palliative Care and Parkinson's Disease Elizabeth Goy, PhD PowerPoint     
Jul 8, 2010 Medications for Parkinson's Disease Emad Farag, MD PowerPoint     
Sep 2, 2010 Parkinson's Disease in the Elderly Eugene Lai, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 

 FY 2009 Movement Disorder Series  

Date Topic Presenter      
Nov 13, 2008 Neuropsychiatric Complications in PD Daniel Weintraub, MD PowerPoint     
Jan 8, 2009 Impact of Falls and their Treatment Jeff Kraakevik, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
Mar 12, 2009 Best Medical Therapy versus DBS for PD Frances Weaver, PhD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
May 14, 2009 Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders Eugene Lai, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
Jul 9, 2009 Diagnosis and Treatment of PD Jeff Bronstein, MD PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript 
Sep 10, 2009 Caregiving and Psychosocial Issues in PD Elaine Lanier, RN PowerPoint  Audio/Visual  Transcript