Webinar: Cognitive Impairment and Parkinson’s Disease

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Dr. Oury Monchi
Associate Professor
University of Montreal/ l’Université de Montréal

Tuesday April 17, 2012, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Duration: one hour

Parkinson’s is more than a movement disorder. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. In recent years, research has identified cognitive changes, such as dementia, depression and psychiatric symptoms, as part of the progression of Parkinson’s. The webinar provides an opportunity for both people living with Parkinson’s and health care professionals to recognize cognitive changes and how to manage them.

Dr. Oury MonchiDr. Oury Monchi is associate professor at the department of Radiology of the Université de Montréal and  directs the Parkinson Cognition Action and Neuroimaging laboratory at the research centre of the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal.  He is Head of Axe I Neuroscience of Aging (Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging) and Scientific Director of the Functional neuroimaging unit of the research centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal.   One of the major goals of his research is the early prediction of dementia in Parkinson's disease and how it relates to that found in other neurodegenerative disorders. 

Dr. Monchi is a previous recipient of a Parkinson Society Canada New Investigator Award. He  has also been supported by the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Funds for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

This webinar is made possible through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Webinar?
A webinar is an informative interactive presentation broadcast over the internet. A webinar allows anyone with internet access to participate in a professionally led educational presentation. All registrants connect to the visual component on their computer and have the option of listening with computer speakers or via telephone by calling a toll free number provided to registrants.

Who should participate and Why?
The webinar aims to educate both people with Parkinson’s disease and health care professionals about cognitive impairment, so that they can recognize the symptoms and better treat the condition. In recent years, it has become evident that people with Parkinson’s disease suffer a high prevalence of dementia, depression and psychiatric symptoms that result in significant disability.

How can I participate?
You will need a computer and either computer speakers or a telephone to participate. You must register online to access the live webinar, and you will receive an email with instructions including the link to click on the day of the event. On Tuesday April 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST, join the webinar by clicking on the link or visit our website and you will connect directly to the webinar portal. You must register in order to access the online presentation.

Tuesday April 17, 2012
Eastern Standard Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  
Duration: one hour

Other timezones:
Pacific Time:  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Mountain Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Central Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Is there a cost to register?
There is no cost to register. This webinar is made possible through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation Grant.

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I’m not available to watch the live presentation; can I view the presentation on another date?
Yes. If you’re unavailable to participate on the day of the event, the webinar will be archived on Parkinson Society Canada’s website within two business days. Visit to view the presentation and other valuable resources at your leisure.