PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBINAR, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 2/16/21, IS NOW TAKING PLACE ON 2/23/21 at 7:30 PM CT.
Telemedicine refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult with patients by using HIPAA compliant, robust and easy-to-use video-conferencing tools.
Dr. Nicholas Galifianakis, Associate Professor of Neurology at UC San Francisco and a leading expert in telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease, will be joining us for a conversation regarding practical experiences with telemedicine. Persons with PD and caregivers will be equipped with knowledge regarding telemedicine as it pertains to movement disorders appointments, and how to best prepare for them, both during the pandemic and beyond. This discussion will be moderated by Skypass Foundation Board Member and UT Southwestern movement disorder specialist, Dr. Shilpa Chitnis.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Nicholas Galifianakis, MD, MPH, is a movement disorders neurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center. He has been a leader in telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease for a decade and has developed telehealth applications including tele-consultations for deep brain stimulations candidacy, tele-rehabilitation, and tele-palliative care. Education is another central focus of his career, including developing the first-of-its kind teleneurology rotation for neurology residents, and leading UCSF's movement disorders fellowship.