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(Online) Expert Briefing: Advanced PD and Palliative Care in the 21st Century

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN

Director, Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program, University of Alberta

Overview: In this webinar, Dr. Miyasaki will review the WHO criteria for palliative care, the various models of palliative care delivery, hospice and hospice criteria in the US, the challenge of palliative care coordination with subspecialists and the people required to make palliative care work.  She will also review the symptoms of PD not often associated with symptom burden in addition to spouse and family challenges. 

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will:

  1. To list the benefits of palliative care regardless of stage of illness
  2. To list the non-traditional symptoms of PD
  3. To understand how palliative care can be incorporated in your practice

Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN

Dr. Miyasaki is a graduate of the University of Toronto completing medical school, residency and a movement disorders fellowship under Dr. Anthony Lang.  She joined the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014 following 22 years at the University of Toronto. Since 2015, Dr. Miyasaki became the Director of the Movement Disorders Program comprising 10 physicians (7 neurologists, 1 functional neurosurgeon, a neuropsychiatrist and geriatrician) and a dedicated interdisciplinary team. 

She has held leadership positions at the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, the International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society, the Parkinson Study Group and the American Academy of Neurology.  Dr. Miyasaki founded the first dedicated Palliative Care Program for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders at the University of Toronto in 2007. Since then, she has published original research on this topic and is viewed as the founder of palliative care for Parkinson’s disease.  In 2015, Dr. Miyasaki established the Complex Neurologic Symptoms Clinic at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, University of Alberta with Dr. Wendy Johnston, an expert in ALS. This program provides care to all neurologic patients with palliative care needs. Recent research includes a study of positive psychology applied to recently diagnosed people with Parkinson’s and a large multicenter randomized controlled study of ambulatory palliative care in Parkinson’s disease funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Moving Day®, is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal - to help beat Parkinson’s.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019
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14024 Highland Rd
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United States

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