Category: Events

Parkinson’s Good Start Program to Take Place Virtually

The Good Start Program is a two-part series presented virtually by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists from the Center for Neurorehabilitation, Sargent College at Boston University and the APDA Center for Advanced Research and APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center. Ludy Shih, MD, Sarah O’Shea, MD, MS, Katelyn Bird, MD, […]

PD & Movement Disorders Staff & Faculty Participate in Local Non-Profit Walks

Faculty and staff members of the BUMC Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center participated in two local charitable walkathons to support research and support services for people with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. On May 31st, Center members participated in the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter Virtual Optimism Walk. This annual walk, which raises funds […]

PD & Movement Disorders Center to Participate in 2020 APDA Virtual Optimism Walk

The Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center will participate in the 34th Annual American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The walk was founded by staff of the BUMC APDA Information & Referral Center 34 years ago, and the event has since […]

Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, FAAN, Named a Boston Top Doctor 2020

Boston Magazine has named Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, FAAN, from Boston University Medical Campus, a Boston Top Doctor for the second year in a row. Dr. Saint-Hilaire is the Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, as well as the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Information and Referral Center and the APDA […]

BUSM Students Present Parkinson’s Partners Poster in Miami

Jonathan Fu, Sarah Singh, and Madhav Sambhu are second-year medical students at the Boston University School of Medicine leading a student group called “Parkinson’s Partners,” through which medical students are paired with Parkinson’s patients or these “partners.” In this group, both the medical students and Parkinson’s partners conduct fun, social activities together, such as potting, […]

Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program 2020

Boston University Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center will once again host the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse faculty Program at Parkinson’s Foundation. This program established in 2010 provides faculty from undergraduate nursing programs an intensive program designed to prepare nursing students to care for people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and families. The program will […]

17th Annual J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture to Take Place December 10, 2019

Hubert H. Fernandez, MD to Present at Boston University Medical Campus Hubert H. Fernandez, MD, will present this year’s J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial lecture. Dr Fernandez is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and Chair/Director of the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland […]

APDA I & R Staff Organize Support Group Facilitator Conference

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the American Parkinson Disease Association MA hosted a Support Group Facilitator Conference for support group facilitators from across the region. Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, and Rosemary Owen, staff from the APDA Information and Referral Center, housed at Boston University Medical Campus, organized this event. Representatives from forty groups attended from […]

Raymond James, RN, BS Discusses Parkinson’s Support Groups with APDA

Raymond James, RN, BS, Nurse Specialist from the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus, recently spoke with Dr. Rebecca Gilbert from the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and several other support group facilitators about the importance of support groups in the lives of people with PD. Mr. James is the […]

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, Presents at 2019 PD Fitness Symposium

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, from the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus presented at this year’s Parkinson’s Fitness Educational Symposium in Danvers, MA. The program, entitled “Living Well with Parkinson’s – A Life-Management Symposium,” brought together specialists from across the North Shore and greater Boston. The first half of the […]