Transgender and Non-binary People and Parkinson’s Webinar

with Wissam Deeb, MD and Chi-Ying (Roy) Lin, mD, mPH

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

12 pm MDT (11 am PDT, 1 pm CDT, 2 pm EDT)

Parkinson’s can affect nearly every system in your body and may touch nearly every aspect of your life. So, it’s no surprise that understanding sex and gender differences and how they impact Parkinson’s is an important consideration when it comes to living well.

While many of the issues discussed in the previous two webinars in our “Sex and Gender Differences and their Impact on Parkinson’s” series may be relevant to transgender and non-binary people living with Parkinson’s, there are often unique considerations for this population. Join us as we discuss:

  • Care team selection and communications
  • Disclosure to Parkinson’s care team members
  • Gender-affirming treatments (including hormones and surgery) and Parkinson’s
  • Psychosocial and mental health issues in trans and non-binary with Parkinson’s
  • Advanced care directive discussions

Click the button above and fill out the brief form to register for the webinar. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting.

Your Speakers for the Webinar

Wissam Deeb Headshot
Wissam Deeb, MD

Dr. Wissam Deeb completed his MD in Lebanon at the University of Balamand. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Massachusetts in 2015. He then moved to the University of Florida to pursue a movement disorders fellowship and stayed there on faculty until June 2020, when he moved back to UMass as an assistant professor of neurology. Dr. Deeb has a clinical and research interest in Parkinson’s, focusing on improving disparities in care, and in Tourette syndrome, focusing on incorporating technological advancements such as wearable devices in clinical and everyday care.

Chi-Ling Lin Headshot
Chi-Ying (Roy) Lin, MD, MPH

Dr. Lin is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He completed a two-year movement disorders fellowship training at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to this, he completed a neurology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society based on his leadership, academic contributions, and professionalism. Dr. Lin’s current research focuses on studying the intersection of movement and cognitive disorders, such as the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of Parkinson’s and cerebellar ataxia. Dr. Lin has always been a whole-person care advocate and practitioner. As part of the LGBTQ+ community, Dr. Lin is dedicated to promoting awareness and addressing the unmet neurological needs for the sexual and gender minorities, in the meantime happily learning and growing along the way with the community.


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