z Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep: Detection, Function and Overall Health


Live Webinar Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 4:00-5:30pm CT

Note: If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be automatically enrolled in the on-demand version.  The on-demand version will be available six weeks after the live broadcast.

Instructors: Catherine Siengsukon, PhD, PT, DBSM, CHWC and Aleksandar Videnovic, MD

Webinar Title and Description: Parkinson’s Disease and Sleep:  Detection, Function and Overall Health - Sleep disturbances affect more than 75% of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) but are often under reported and under diagnosed with the circadian system playing a role in many physiological processes that may affect a person with PD during their rehabilitation process including: sleep, alertness and cognitive performance. This webinar will examine the common sleep disorders associated with PD and emerging research that suggests circadian function might have an important role in the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. We will further discuss how non-pharmacological and behavioral interventions, such as exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), can improve sleep quality and the overall health for our patients with PD.

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  1. Define 2 common sleep disorders associated with PD.
  2. Interpret current evidence between circadian function and PD.
  3. Identify 2 non-pharmacological or behavioral interventions to improve sleep quality for patients with PD.

Successful Completion: Participants will be present during the live webinar in its entirety and complete an attendance verification and assessment in the Academy Learning Portal within one month of the live air date. 

Audience: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists

Continuing Education:


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 7151. This distance learning interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the California and New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 Contact Hours on 2/12/2024. 

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA

Speech-Language Pathologists:

Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Catherine Siengsukon, PhD, PT, DBSM, CHWC - Financial: Received grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH); has Intellectual Property (IP) with the Sleep Health Education, LLC. Non-financial: Has nothing to disclose.
Aleksandar Videnovic, MD - Has nothing to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 
Additional requirements include: Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators, Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


      Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists Online Learning