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.

Moving Forward meeting information

We offer the Moving Forward series in person with a virtual option. UW Health staff will be there to facilitate and answer questions in addition to the subject matter expert who will be presenting.

Meeting dates

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


UW Health Administrative Services Building
1212 Deming Way, Room 131
Madison, WI 53717

Virtual meeting option

In addition to the in-person meeting, a virtual attendance option is also available.

To access the monthly meeting virtually, you will need the link and login information. This information is sent via email to participants. To add your name to the list, please sign up for the monthly reminder. Your email will not be shared. Sign up for Moving Forward meeting reminders

Upcoming meeting dates and topics


Nicole Close, MSW, CAPSW, social worker, UW Health Neurology Clinic
Lindsey Everly, MSSW, APSW, APHSW-C, social worker, UW Health Neurology Clinic


What are advanced directives? What is a health care power of attorney? Who makes what decisions when? Planning for the future with a progressive neurological disorder can be confusing and difficult. Our neurology social workers will help you better understand these processes to make these decisions as clear and simple as possible.


Melissa Mattioda, DPT, NCS, UW Health physical therapist


Certain exercises may be helpful for balance issues and freezing episodes. Learn from one of our physical therapists how exercise can improve daily functioning.


Jessica Baker, MD, UW Health neurologist, Movement Disorders Clinic


Parkinson’s disease affects more than your mobility. Things like your cognition, sleep and even mood can be impacted significantly. Learn about the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and what can be done to combat them.

Using Webex

The Moving Forward series is online. To access the series, you will need a program on your computer or phone called Webex. Visit to download the program.

In preparation for the Moving Forward sessions, learn how to use Webex with our Tips for using Webex (pdf)

Step 1: At the meeting date and time, click on the "Join Meeting" link you received in the meeting reminder email.

Step 2: In the new screen that appears, you may be prompted to enter the following information. This information is also contained in the reminder email

  • The meeting password

  • The meeting number

  • Enter CAPTCHA to make sure you’re not a robot

  • Enter your name (so the meeting organizers know who you are)

Step 3: A button will pop up asking you to figure out your audio source.

  • Use Internet for audio: this is the easiest option, where you can use your cell phone or computer/laptop’s audio

  • Call me: this is where you can type in a phone number for Webex to call you

  • Call in: you can manually call in from a land line or your cell phone

  • Your phone/microphone will automatically be muted on your arrival. Please keep your phone muted to lessen background noise.

The meeting organizers will go through the Webex buttons with you at the beginning of the meeting to help you learn how it works.

Living with movement disorders series

In the monthly meeting email, we feature a new article about living with movement disorders.

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