"Within Our Reach" Symposium

2016 Symposium Recap

The University of Maryland Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, “Within Our Reach” was held April 1, 2016.  Within Our Reach is our unique patient educational program that recognizes the importance of engaging patients and family members in an active process to learn the new skills necessary to manage their chronic medical condition.

We were able to offer 4 of our sessions this year as webinars to allow patients, caregivers and advocates to join us from all over the United States.  You can listen to two of them here:

Webinar session #3: “Making the Right Move”

Presented by Paul Fishman, MD, PhD and a patient with Parkinson’s

Click here to hear Dr. Fishman's speech.

Webinar session #4 care-partner session: “Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down”

As PD progresses, care partners need a whole new bag of tricks 

Presented by David Glovinsky, MD; Debbie Shpritz, RN, PhD; Carol Glusman, MS, MBA

Click here to hear the presentation.

**Please note that in order to protect the identity and privacy of patients and caregivers, we are only posting the audio recording, not the video.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

2015 Symposium Recap

The University of Maryland Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, “Within Our Reach” was held May 8th, 2015. Within Our Reach is our unique patient educational program that recognizes the importance of engaging patients and family members in an active process to learn the new skills necessary to manage their chronic medical condition.

For the first time this year we were pleased to offer two of our break-out sessions as webinars that allowed patients, caregivers and advocates to join us from all over the United States. We were also able to record both of these sessions and are excited to make these recording available to you on our website.

Webinar Session #1: “We’re In This Together”

Presented by Ellen Talles, LCSW-C, BC-DMT, BFA

Webinar Session #2: “It’s a Gel, It’s a Wire, It’s a…Matter of Choice”

Presented by Paul Fishman, MD and Bruce Greenwald, MD

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