Learn more about clinical trials participation with advocate Robert “Bob” Pearson Tuesday 2/14 @ 10am ET!

Participating in Clinical Trials w/ advocate Robert Pearson

Online Support Group via Zoom

Tuesday, February 14
10:00am-11:30am ET

Bob is a native Washingtonian who comes from a military family. He served in Vietnam and now is a volunteer service officer with the Disabled American Veterans. 

Bob was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in 2014. He is a Michael J Fox ambassador for research and public policy, collaborating with Principle Investigators on grant review applications, study design and ethics. Bob has participated as a trial and study volunteer for almost two dozen PD studies, including two, first in human,  Phase 1 Investigational Drug trials. He has been a panel member / speaker on Parkinson’s TV, APDA, PFNCA conferences and has attended two World Parkinson’s Congresses. Bob will share his experiences and take questions.

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February’s Events:

Just a reminder that all in-person support events have been suspended due to the COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic.  To support our Parkinson’s community, PSN offers online (via Zoom) support options each month:

Watch and Discuss

Online Evening Parkinson’s Café

Special Evening Café
Wednesday, February 15
7:00pm-8:30pm ET

Watch & Discuss: Winter Stars: A Conversation with author, Dave Iverson from the Davis Phinney Foundation

We will watch a recorded interview of Dave Iverson, writer, film producer, film director, and retired broadcast journalist who tells his story of choosing to move in with his 95 year old mother to be her full-time caregiver all while having recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s himself from the Davis Phinney Foundation. A volunteer led discussion will immediately follow the viewing of the video.

Click here to register for this special Evening Online Parkinson’s Café

Online Support Group via Zoom

Tuesday, February 28th
10:00am-11:30am ET

Watch & Discuss: Seeing Clearly with Parkinson’s Disease: Vision Changes

We will watch recorded webinar from Parkinson’s Foundation and Dan Gold, DO Assistant Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital who discusses how vision can be impacted by Parkinson’s Disease. After we watch the recording, we will have a facilitated discussion about the video.

Click here to register for this support group event!

Watch and Discuss

In Our Parkinson’s Community…

  • APDA Virtual Parkinson’s Conference: Educate, Empower, Engage – Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 – Register today!
  • Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program This program provides reimbursement vouchers to Virginia primary caregivers for the cost of temporary, short-term respite care provided to individuals, of any age, with a documented disability or medical condition. Visit this link more information about the program.
  • Fairfax County’s Golden Gazette is free and available in a digital format. For this month’s edition or find previous editions, visit the County’s website here.
  • The World Parkinson Coalition has archived all the 3rd Care Partner Virtual panels from 2022. You can view the archived videos for free by visiting https://www.worldpdcoalition.org/page/3rdcarepartner.
  • Learn more about the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. This video gives you more information about this historic legislation. You can learn more here about the bill and urge Congress to support the plan.
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