January 26, 2017

Outreach

Outreach Lead:  Kelvin Chou, MD

The U-M Udall Center pursues outreach programs to inform the Parkinson disease community about Udall Center-related research activities.  Outreach activities are particularly focused on outreach to our research participants and informing the community about the whole Udall Centers program.

Events

2019 Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium – 10/4/2019

The Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium, which started in 2009, is an all-day annual event that attracts people from throughout Michigan and Ohio, regardless of where they receive care. At the Parkinson’s & You Symposium, you can receive up-to-date information given by leaders in the field and connect with other people and families who are living with the condition. The University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research has funded the Symposium since 2015; the U-M Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program funded previous programs. To be notified of future events, please join our email list.

You may view the presentations from the 2019 symposium as a playlist or individually by clicking on the video window below. To view the individual videos on YouTube, click on the links below the video window.

Click on a link below to view a video on YouTube:

2018 Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium – 10/19/18

The annual Parkinson’s disease symposium took place October 19th, 2018. Our speakers were comprised of  University of Michigan Faculty and experts in their fields who eagerly shared their knowledge. Presentations this year included a Parkinson’s overview; adaptive equipment & home modifications; psychiatric symptoms; and alternative therapies (medical marijuana & supplements)

Dementia: What Now?  Interventions for the Patient and Caregiver After the Diagnosis – 9/27/18

Dr. Roger Albin, Co-Director University of Michigan Udall Center, presented on Dementia Types and Trajectory at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System’s CME Program: Dementia: What Now?  Interventions for the Patient and Caregiver After the Diagnosis.  The program was held on September 27, 2018 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This conference was attended by physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other practitioners taking care of older adults with dementia in the community, hospitals, and nursing facilities.  See Program (link)

Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Impairments: A Precision Medicine Approach – 9/13/18

The Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research and The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center  presented : Clinical Research Update

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Kathleen Poston, MD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences Department of Neurosurgery Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center & Pacific Udall Center Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Kathleen Poston is Associate Professor of Neurology at Stanford University. She completed her Movement Disorders fellowship training at Columbia University and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Feinstein Institute, joining the Stanford faculty in 2009. She is the Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence Co-director. In addition, she is the Pacific Udall Center Clinical Core Leader at Stanford and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Clinical Core Co-Leader. Dr. Poston’s research lab is focused on understanding the cognitive and other non-motor impairments that develop in patients with Lewy body pathology. With this, the bulk of her clinical practice is caring for parkinsonian patients with cognitive impairments and, for her research studies, she has recruited over 200 parkinsonian patients with a wide range of memory impairments (PD with mild cognitive impairment, PD dementia, and LBD).

Parkinson’s Movement & Dance Class at Turner Senior Resource Center – 3/4/19-4/15/19 and 3/4/19-4/15/19 and 4/17/19-5/22/19

These six week classes explored music and movement in enjoyable, creative, and stimulating ways. It was modeled after the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group’s “Dance for PD®” program. It is appropriate for all levels of PD, and was provided by the Movement Disorders Group & Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research.

Parkinson’s Disease & You – 9/22/17

The Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium, which started in 2009, is an all-day annual event that attracts people from throughout Michigan and Ohio, regardless of where they receive care. At the Parkinson’s & You Symposium, you can receive up-to-date information given by leaders in the field and connect with other people and families who are living with the condition. The University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research funded the last two years of the Symposium; the U-M Surgical Therapies Improving Movement (STIM) Program funded previous programs. To be notified of future events, please join our email list.

The 8th annual PD & You Symposium was held September 22, 2017 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI.  University of Michigan faculty and experts in their fields shared their knowledge on topics relevant to people living with PD.  Presentations included a Parkinson’s overview, exercise, sexuality and sexual function, and urologic changes in those with PD.  For more information, visit umhealth.me/pd-you

2017 Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium Videos

You can view the presentations from the 2017 Symposium as a playlist by clicking on the video window below, or by clicking on the links below the video to view the individual sessions on YouTube.

Click on the image above to access and manage the playlist for of all 4 videos from this year’s Parkinson’s Disease and You Symposium. Or view the individual videos on YouTube by clicking on the links below.

2016 Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium Videos

You can view the presentations from the 2016 Symposium by clicking on the links below.

2015 Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium Videos

You can view the presentations from the 2015 Symposium by clicking on the links below.

Lunch N Learn – 2/7/17

The Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research and the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center collaborated to hold an information session on Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia on February 7th at the University of Michigan Detroit Center in Detroit, MI.  Presenters were Kelvin Chou, MD and Edna Rose, PhD, MSW, RN-BC.