CURRENT and UPCOMING EVENTS (all times listed are for the Mountain time zone)

    every Wednesday at noonvia Zoom - click here to viewNeurology Grand Rounds: weekly lectures on topics of scholarly and clinical interest in neurologyClick here for the full schedule

    March 15, 2023 at 11am MDT

    virtually - click here to register

    PD Health @ Home Mental Wellness Series: Addressing Parkinson's-Related Thinking Changes


    This series includes candid virtual conversations with people living with Parkinson’s and PD experts. Read the blog article Addressing Thinking Changes in Parkinson’s here.  



    Lisa Cone, Person with Parkinson's
    Parkinson's Foundation People with Parkinson's Advisory Council, Member


    Joseph Quinn, MD, Movement Disorders Specialist
    OHSU Parkinson's Center and Movement Disorders Program, Director


    Johnny Miller, PhD, Person with Parkinson's

    2nd Tuesday of every month at 4pm


    (note these talks will be on hiatus starting July 2022 until further notice)

    via zoom - click here to connect



    Supportive and Neuro-Palliative Care Community Series

    July 13: Benzi Kluger, MD (University of Rochester) presented Neuropalliative Care: The Best Kept Secret in Neurology What It Is and Why You Want It

    August 10: Julie Berk, PA-C   (University of Colorado Neurology Neuro-Palliative Carepresented Finding Your Way When You Find Yourself With a Neurological Condition

    September 14: Ryan Khan, MDiv   (University of Colorado Neurology Neuro-Palliative Care) presented Cultivating Meaning in Life: Spiritual Themes to Improve Coping. Click here to see the presentation.

    October 12: Lindsay MacLachlan, LCSW and Cari Friedman, LCSW   (University of Colorado Neurology Neuro-Palliative Care) presented Benefits and Resources- How Do I Get My Social, Emotional, and Practical Needs Met?

    November 9: Jenine Camins   (UQMindfulness) presented How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Support Your Well-Being. Click here to see the presentation.

    December 14: Dr. Beth Nolan (Positive Approach to Care) presented Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care

    February 8: William C. Beyers III, Attorney-at-Law presented Planning for Incapacity - How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones.  Click here to see the presentation.

    March 8: Danielle Cleary, RN & Cammy Smith, RN, MSN of Colorado Visiting Nurse Association presented Demystifying Hospice: Providing an Understanding of Hospice & Palliative Care.  Click here to see the presentation.

    May 10: Jill Lorentz (Summit Resilience) spoke on Working Through Difficult Symptoms.  Click here to see the presentation.

    June 14: Summer Schultz, MD, University of Colorado Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, presented Medical Aid in Dying: Special Considerations in Neurological Disorders and the Caregiver Experience.  Click here to watch the presentation.

    2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at 2pmvia ZoomSupport Group for Caregivers, led by Cari Friedman, LCSWOpen Zoom, enter 96935032229 and use password 916562
    Wednesdays at 7pmvia ZoomSupport Group for People Living With and Affected by Parkinson Disease, led by Cari Friedman, LCSWOpen Zoom, enter 94654962000 and use password 839074
    Mondays at 7pmvia ZoomSupport Group for Caregivers, led by Malenna Sumrall, PhD, Care Partner AdvocatePlease email for information.



Radio Broadcasts


Blog Posts

  • Dr. Michael Okun blogged about COVID and palliative care on March 30, 2021, referring to an article co-authored by Dr. Christina Vaughan and Dr. Indu Subramanian. Click here to read the blog.
  • Drs. Vaughan and Kern were featured in a January 3, 2021 article in UCHealth Today on the successes of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for one Parkinson's patient.  Click here to read the full article.
  • Dr. Kluger wrote on "Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease" for the Movement Disorders Society Blog in December, 2017.  Click here to see his post.
  • Dr. Kluger wrote on "Palliative Care Is About Living as Well as Possible for as Long as Possible" for the World Parkinson Coalition Blog on January 17, 2018.  Click here to see his post.​


  • Dr. Vaughan and Dr. Sumrall presented a webinar for the Parkinson Association of the Rockies entitled Palliative Care is NOT Hospice Care on April 21, 2022.  Click here to see the webinar.
  • Dr. Vaughan spoke on Supportive Care in Huntington's Disease at the 2021 Annual Rocky Mountain HD Education Day on November 13, 2021.  Click here to see her presentation as well as other offerings from this conference.  
  • Dr. Vaughan spoke on Pain and Parkinson's Disease at the Medical University of South Carolina's Movement Disorders Program Parkinson’s Disease Lunch and Learn on October 7, 2021.  Click here to view the presentation.  
  • Dr. Vaughan spoke to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration on September 17, 2021 about The Role of Neuropalliative Care in FTD. Click here to view the presentation.
  • Our Chaplain Ryan Khan, MDiv, presented Cultivating Meaning in Life: Spiritual Themes to Improve Coping at our monthly Supportive and Neuro-Palliative Care Community Series on September 14, 2021. Click here to see the presentation.
  • Dr. Vaughan presented "Neuropalliative Care and the Covid-19 Crisis" for the Department of Neurology Grand Rounds on April 22, 2020.  Click here to see the presentation.
  • Dr. Vaughan, along with Dr Heather Baer and Dr. Heather Ott ​presented "Parkinson Disease: The Quintessential Rehabilitation Diagnosis" for PM&R Grand Rounds on November 6, 2019.  Click here to see the presentation
  • Dr. Vaughan, along with Dr. Drew Kern, presented "Advanced Therapies & Palliative Care" as part of the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance's Lunch with the Docs series on July 29, 2020.  Click here to view the presentation.
  • Dr. Vaughan facilitated a webinar entitled "Living Well With Ataxia: A Palliative Care Approach" for the National Ataxia Foundation on March 6, 2020.  Click here to view this webinar.
  • Dr. Vaughan, along with Dr. Jane Ott and Dr. Heather Baer, presented "Parkinson disease: the quintessential multidisciplinary rehabilitation diagnosis" at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly​ in San Antonio on November 15, 2019.  AAPMR photo.jpg
  • Dr. Vaughan, along with Cari Friedman LCSW, Julie Berk PA-C, and Malenna Sumrall PhD, presented at the e3 Conference held on September 7, 2019.  e3 conference.JPG.
  • Dr. Vaughan presented “The ART of Self Care” at the Huntington’s Disease Conference on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  Click here to view her presentation.​
  • Dr. Vaughan was interviewed on May 6, 2019 by touchNEUROLOGY on palliative care needs in the management of neurodegenerative diseases, including her research project studying specific needs in early onset dementia.  Click here to watch the video.​
  • Dr. Vaughan facilitated a webinar on Progressive MS and Palliative Care on  January 29, 2019.  Click here to view this webinar.​ 
  • Dr. Vaughan, along with UCD neurology movement disorders colleagues Dr. Berman, Dr. Kern, and Dr. Baer led a panel discussion at the Parkinson's Association of the Rockies support group in Boulder on understanding and treating Parkinson's disease on October 23, 2018.  Click here to view the discussion.
  • Dr. Kluger​ presented "Marijuana &PD: What Do We Really Know?" for the Parkinson Foundation's Expert Briefings on April 17, 2018.  Click here to view the webinar and/or download slides.​ 

If you have information on an event to share, please contact us at or 303-724-2194.  We try to stay up to date, but sometimes things change, so if you find any information on this list that seems incorrect or out of date, please let us know!​