Monthly seminar series

Moving Forward Seminar Series

Moving Forward is a free seminar series featuring experts who talk about movement disorder-related subjects.

The monthly seminar series covers subjects like:

  • Disease diagnosis, treatment and management

  • Common concerns and caregiving options

  • Case studies, patient stories and experiences

  • New research and developments

  • Moving forward to your best life

  • Recordings of past sessions are available for viewing online

Presentations are open to all patients, family members or anyone wanting to advance their knowledge about these medical conditions. No registration is required.

The latest presentation

July 2021 Moving Forward Session

From the July 2021 Moving Forward session: One of the University of Wisconsin’s stem cell research scientists, Dr. Su-Chun Zhang, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Waisman Center Stem Cell Research Program, discusses his most recent research in stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.

For a complete archive of Moving Forward presentations, view our playlist

Moving Forward meeting information

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold the Moving Forward series in person but are now offering a virtual opportunity. UW Health staff will be there to facilitate and answer questions in addition to the subject matter expert who will be presenting.


The upcoming meeting for the Moving Forward Seminar Series will be online via Webex.

Meeting dates

Meetings will be held on the second Monday of every month, 6:30-8pm.

Upcoming meeting dates and topics

Presenter: Annette Stone, MA, CCC-SLP and Kourtni Reed, OTD,OTR/L, Waisman Center Communication Aids and Systems Clinic

Topic: Your speech has become softer and people have a hard time understanding you. You and your friends and family find it frustrating to communicate with one another. Find out why communication becomes more difficult with Parkinson’s disease, and discover what resources are available for you while you navigate this part of your disease.

Presenter: Dr. Greta Kuphal, MD, UW Health Family Medicine

Topic: Learn how to improve your overall wellness with integrative health options that enhance your mind, body and spirit.

Presenter: Peggy Nied, OTR, UW Health Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic

Topic: A discussion with an occupational therapist about the many different ways occupational therapy can benefit you. We will discuss a variety of topics, from ways to gain independence while living with tremor, to deciding when it is time to safely stop driving. Come prepared with your own questions to tailor this talk to best fit your needs and concerns.

Presenter: Dr. Kathleen Walsh, DO, UW Health Faint and Fall Clinic

Topic: Learn why Parkinson’s disease can lead to falls, understand your risk factors, and develop strategies to avoid falls in the future.

Presenter: Lindsay Everly, MSSW, APSW, APHSW-C, Social Worker, UW Health Neurology Department

Topic: We will define “caregiver”, discuss burnout vs fatigue, explore ways to recover/heal, discuss caregiver burnout prevention, and examine various resources and supports for the caregiver.

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