News & Events

Check back frequently as NPFM updates this section with events and news.

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, Current Treatments and Living Well with PD
Monday, November 3
Country Inn and Suites, Mankato
1900 Premiere Drive, Mankato

Featuring Laura Meyer, RN, CNP, at Mankato Clinic Neurology

Please RSVP to 763.545.1272 or

FREE webinar: Practical Pointers: Caring for Someone with PD
Thursday, November 13

Presented by the National Parkinson Foundation and Lisa Mann, R.N., B.S.N., M.A.
The presentation will provide effective strategies to make life easier for caregivers and their loved ones living with PD.

Register here

FREE webinar: LSVT Companion System, Home Edition Demonstration
Thursday, November 13
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Join LSVT LOUD Expert Clinicians as they walk through the LSVT Companion, Home Edition. LSVT LOUD Experts will demonstrate the features of the LSVT Companion Home Edition, showing you how to independently use the Home Edition for homework practice, follow-up practice, or even individual treatment sessions. LSVT LOUD Experts will also show the process for saving updates goals and text on your Home Edition after receiving these files from your LSVT LOUD Certified Clinician.

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Living Well with PD
Tuesday, November 18
Sheraton Duluth
301 East Superior Street, Duluth
Complimentary lunch will be served

Featuring Ed Crisostomo, MD, of Northland Neurology

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Managing your PD
Wednesday, November 19
5:00 p.m. – registration beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Best Western Plus, Albert Lea
821 East Plaza Street, Albert Lea
Complimentary dinner will be served

Featuring Alireza Yarahmadi, MD, Neurologist at Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, Iowa

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FREE webinar: Treatment of Freezing Gait and Movement with LSVT BIG
Monday, December 8
11:00 a.m.-noon

Difficulties starting and stopping movement, otherwise known as “freezing” is a common occurrence in Parkinson disease (PD). Freezing issues in PD can be frustrating, increase fall risk, and can even be very disabling. Learn how LSVT BIG treatment specifically addresses freezing symptoms that can occur with walking and other activities of daily living. The webinar will include a 30 minute presentation by LSVT BIG Expert Clinicians followed by an opportunity to ask your freezing related questions live!

Register here