I am pleased to invite you to join Claire Henchcliff and Robert A. Hauser, MD, MBA, Professor of Neurology, Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology and Director, USF Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, USF Health Byrd Institute in Tampa, FL, in the complimentary, certified CME series:

Optimal Management Strategies in PD: A Multi-Component Initiative Synthesizing Expert Perspectives and Clinical Data

Developed for neurologists and their healthcare teams, this complimentary, certified CME series integrates current evidence, expert perspectives, data-driven strategies, and best practices for managing patients with Parkinson disease (PD).

Four complimentary activities available:

  • Contemporary Evidence, Changing Science, and Future Perspectives: A Clinician Exchange on the Management of Parkinson Disease (Webcast)
  • What Is the Evidence? A Treatment Road Map for the Newly Diagnosed Patient With Mildly Symptomatic Parkinson Disease (Webcast)
  • Addressing Treatment Complications for the Parkinson Patient on Chronic Levodopa Therapy (Webcast)
  • Trials to Treatments: Evidence-Based Approaches to Maximizing Outcomes in Early and Advanced PD (Publication)

In this series, we address the benefits and risks of available treatment options and optimal strategies for identifying and managing treatment-related and nonmotor symptoms to improve quality of life for patients living with PD. We also discuss current guideline recommendations, evidence-based treatment options, and recent clinical data on the management of PD are also discussed.

We invite you to participate in a complimentary, certified CME series that integrates current evidence with expert perspectives to provide you with data-driven strategies and best practices for the management of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Click here for event information.

If you would like a Center representative to speak at your area support group, please contact Eden Feldman at the above number for arrangements or if you would like information about a group in your area.

Quarterly, the USF Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, in partnership with Tampa General Hospital, hosts PD 101 which is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Parkinson's Disease. If you are newly diagnosed or would like to learn more about the disease, please register for class at Classes are held at the Tampa General Community Center in Old Hyde Park Village.

April 2, 2013
Contact: Louise M. Thompson, Executive Director
(813) 977-5200 ext. 16

New TV/Internet Productions to Help Older Adults

[Tampa] TBCN Community Media Center recently completed production on three new programs for its Happy & Healthy TV series. They are:

"Avoiding Falls" provides information about how to prevent falls. Panelists include Robert A. Hauser, MD, USF Health Byrd Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Center; Brenda Ruehl, Self Reliance Inc. Center for Independent Living; and Robin Watt, Sun City Center Emergency Squad.

"Writing the Story of Your Life" offers guidelines for memoir-writing. Panelists include Margo Hammond, journalist and workshop teacher at The Dali Museum; Val Perry, Life Story Program Coordinator at Bloomingdale Regional Library; and Paula Stahel, author and teacher of "Pages of My Life" program at Life Enrichment Center.

"Managing Chronic Diseases" offers educational resources to minimize the impacts of chronic disease. Panelists include Craig Bobik, USF Diabetes Center and Barbara Roberts, Florida Department of Health.

The Happy & Healthy series airs at 7 PM on Sundays on Verizon channel 30, Bright House Networks channel 950, Comcast channel 20. Viewers anywhere may also watch the show at that time from a live stream on Programs repeat Thursdays at 7:00 PM on Verizon channel 36 and Bright House Network channel 949. On-demand viewing is available at

Tampa Bay Community Network, a service of Speak Up Tampa Bay [a 501c3 non-profit], provides video production services, training, studios, edit suites and the equipment needed for individuals and non-profits to get their messages out on the Internet and local cable television.

For more information, call Pam Garron at 813-977-5200.