Event

Physical deconditioning of people with Parkinson's – How can this be prevented and addressed, whilst still adhering to local lockdown


26 Feb 2021 15:00 - 16:30

Please note: There is restricted access to the live webinars. Access to the live webinars is for health professionals working in Parkinson’s services and a limited number of PD charity representatives and pharmaceutical representatives. If you are not granted access to the live webinar, you will be able to review the footage, which will be posted on our website shortly after the webinar has been conducted.

Parkinson’s Academy will host a live webinar on Friday, 26 February at 15:00 GMT. You are invited to watch the webinar from your computer or tablet. We will be live for 1 hour and 30 minutes via Zoom.

15:00–15:45 Parkinson’s Academy webinar
15:45–16:30 Profile symposium webinar

This webinar will provide practical advice to aid delegates understanding of physical deconditioning in their patients with Parkinson’s, how to identify and prevent this, and then look at the treatment options and strategies available to them to address/prevent deconditioning.

Daiga Heisters

Interim Head, Parkinson’s Academy

Julie Jones

Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in Parkinson’s, Clinical Academic Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Robert Gordon University

Dr Richard Davenport

Consultant Neurologist, NHS Lothian


This webinar has received sponsorship from Profile Pharma Ltd. The first session in the webinar is designed and delivered by the Parkinson’s Academy and sponsored by Profile Pharma Ltd; the sponsor has had no input into the educational content or organisation of the session. The second session is a satellite symposium that is designed and delivered by Profile Pharma Ltd.

The impact of COVID-19 on Parkinson’s Disease in the short term, and long COVID-19 issues

Join Profile Pharma’s (a subsidiary of Zambon SpA) promotional webinar where research neurologists Dr Katarina Rukavina and Dr Valentina Leta from King’s College London will present an insight into their published and ongoing research on the impact of COVID-19 on Parkinson’s Disease and people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Profile Pharma’s medicine will be mentioned in this webinar.

Dr Katarina Rukavina

Neurologist, King’s Parkinson's Centre Movement Disorders PhD Fellow

Dr Valentina Leta

Neurologist and PhD Clinical Research Fellow, King's College London

This event is free to attend as a result of sponsorship from our sponsors. The current event sponsors are listed on this page. In the interest of Neurology Academy and our sponsors’ legitimate business interests, we make available your name, job title and workplace to our sponsors. It allows us to attract the most appropriate sponsors, delegates and speakers for the events and to facilitate potential collaboration and communication between you and the sponsors; and allows us to offer other relevant events and services to the healthcare and life science industries. You can ask us not to share your your name, job title and workplace by emailing info@neurologyacademy.org. We respect the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. The group privacy and cookies policy can be viewed here.

Our sponsor

This webinar has received sponsorship from Profile Pharma Ltd. The first session in the webinar is designed and delivered by the Parkinson’s Academy and sponsored by Profile Pharma Ltd; the sponsor has had no input into the educational content or organisation of the session. The second session is a satellite symposium that is designed and delivered by Profile Pharma Ltd.

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