Parkinson's Disease Educational Workshop
September 13, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Central)
Provided in partnership with the Chicago Movement Coalition and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Overview: According to the National Institutes of Health, Parkinson's Disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S. after Alzheimer's disease, with approximately 50,000 Americans diagnosed with Parkinson's each year. Parkinson's is common and affects all of us. Educate yourself on what Parkinson's Disease looks like, symptoms, causes, and treatment resources available. This webinar is designed to create advocates who can connect their communities with screening and treatment resources.
This event is part of a research study through Northwestern University.
A mandatory pre-workshop and post-workshop survey are required. You will receive a link to the pre-survey in your registration confirmation e-mail. Please complete this PRIOR to the start of the webinar. After the webinar is complete, you will receive a separate link for the post-survey to complete.
Who Should Attend: Anyone in the healthcare field.
Format: You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions in your registration confirmation email. The email will come from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so please be sure to add these email addresses to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.
Presenters: Danielle N. Larson, MD, Board Certified Movement Disorders Specialist, Instructor, Neurology (Movement Disorders), Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Larson is a Movement Disorder Specialist at Northwestern University. She is passionate about increasing awareness of Parkinson's disease in Chicago and surrounding communities. In her role as a physician leader on the Chicago Movement Coalition's (CMC) Executive Planning Committee, she helps plan and execute CMC activities within the community.
Jennifer Adrissi, MD, Clinical Fellow, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Adrissi is a neurologist and Movement Disorders Fellow at Northwestern University. She is interested in finding innovative ways to use community programming to raise awareness around Parkinson's Disease and ensure that all communities in the Chicagoland area have access to advances in care and therapies available. As a member of CMC's Executive Planning Committee, she helps plan and implement CMC activities and events.
Karen Williams, Senior Clinical Research Manager, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Karen is a Senior Research Project Manager at Northwestern University. She has over 25 years experience in clinical research, with 16 years specifically dedicated to Parkinson's research. She serves on the Parkinson's Study Group Executive Committee and on a number of community outreach committees. As a native Chicagoan, she is passionate about increasing awareness of Parkinson's Disease research in Chicago and surrounding communities.