FPN Media Center

Welcome to the FPN Media Center. You’ll find a collection of free peripheral neuropathy educational resources, videos, brochures, and transcripts for patients, caregivers, physicians, and more.

Interested in a particular topic? You can search our e-Catalog of Articles on Peripheral Neuropathy here.

FPN Videos

These online videos and webinars allow those who are not able attend patient seminars to receive the benefit of the information shared by our expert speakers.

Webinar: Managing Peripheral Neuropathy AND a Pandemic: Ask an Expert
with Dr. Shanna Patterson

FPN welcomes Dr. Shanna Patterson for a special session to answer YOUR questions about PN and COVID-19.

This webinar was held live on April 1, 2021.

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Webinar: Charitable Planned Giving
Have you wondered about Planned Giving, Charitable Trusts, Donor Advised Funds and the like?

Are you curious as to how these and other tools can be used for donations that are tax-smart and have a lasting impact on the causes you care about?

FPN Board President, Lou Mazawey, and an expert panel on tax and estate planning (Mark Friese and Dan Ruttenberg) discuss how you can give better to FPN and other nonprofit organizations.

This webinar was held live on March 16, 2021.

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Webinar: Ask the Expert with Dr. Shanna Patterson

FPN welcomes Dr. Shanna Patterson for a special session to answer YOUR questions on Living Well with Peripheral Neuropathy.

Dr. Shanna Patterson, M.D., FPN’s Patient Education Advisor, is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai West in New York City.

This webinar was held live on December 16, 2020.

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Video: In Their Own Words
Produced July 2020

In honor of patients like you, we are pleased to launch this new video, highlighting the words of some real patients- about their journey with peripheral neuropathy.

Please share this video with your friends and family via email and on social media to raise awareness of the challenges of living with peripheral neuropathy.

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Webinar: Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Neuropathy

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy presents Dr. Jinny Tavee, a neurologist at Northwestern Medicine, discusses integrative holistic therapies including nutrition, exercise and mind body therapies for the treatment of neuropathy symptoms.

The webinar concludes with a Q&A session.

This webinar was held live on November 11, 2020.

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Webinar: Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
CIPN can be an unexpected side-effect of certain breast and other cancer treatments. While the treatments save lives, the resulting CIPN can be life-changing and devastating. Our three panelists: Dr. Tom Smith (oncologist), Dr. Stefanie Geisler (neurologist), and Krista Nelson (social worker), present the latest information about the causes and treatments of CIPN, offer insight into the patient-doctor relationship, and explore the emotional challenges and medical options in coping with CIPN. The webinar concludes with a Q&A session.

Sponsored by Athenex Oncology and held live on November 10, 2020. For more information on CIPN from Athenex, please click here.

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Webinar: Panel Discussion on Trends in Peripheral Neuropathy Research
Moderated by FPN’s Board President, Lou Mazawey, this panel of experts includes Dr. Senda Ajroud-Driss (Northwestern Medicine), Dr. Gordon Smith (VCU School of Medicine), and Dr. Ahmet Höke (Johns Hopkins). The panelists discussed current research, our own Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR), and medical care in the pandemic era. The presentation concludes with a Q&A session.

This webinar was held live on October 20, 2020.

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Webinar: A Sense of Balance
Lars Oddsson, PhD, and Laura Jacobs, PT, DPT, give an overview on balance, challenges that may face patients with peripheral neuropathy as they manage the all-important issues related to balance, and suggestions for managing those challenges.

This webinar was held live on September 23, 2020.

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Webinar: Living Well with PN
with Dr. Shanna Patterson
Session 2: Getting the Most out of Virtual Visits with your Doctor
FPN continues its series of Patient Education Webinars for 2020 focusing on Living Well with Peripheral Neuropathy. Our second in the series focused on Getting the Most out of Virtual Visits with your Doctor.

This webinar was held live on June 4, 2020.

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Webinar: Living Well with PN
with Dr. Shanna Patterson
Session 1: Managing the Symptoms of PN
FPN has kicked off a new series of Patient Education Webinars for 2020 focusing on Living Well with PN. Our first in the series focuses on Managing the Symptoms of PN: what you as a patient can do to manage your symptoms beyond pharmaceuticals.

This webinar was held live on March 4, 2020.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Conference (September 2019; Austin)
FPN presents a special conference for peripheral neuropathy patients, featuring Dr. Sara Austin, MD, FAAN, Megan Frazier, Jessica Wells, Delisha McLain, Linda Gibson, Julie O’Connor and Jenny Park.

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Peripheral Neuropathy – Name it! Learn it! Cure it!
Peripheral Neuropathy affects more than 20 million people in the US alone. Why haven’t more people even  heard of it?

Watch and share this video to shed some light on this terrible disease.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Conference (October 2018; New York)
FPN and Mount Sinai presents a special conference for peripheral neuropathy patients, featuring Mount Sinai’s Dr. David Simpson, MD, FAAN, Dr. Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD, Dr. Shanna Patterson, MD and Mary Catherine George, PhD.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Conference (June 2018; Washington, DC)
FPN and Johns Hopkins presents a special conference for peripheral neuropathy patients, featuring Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Ahmet Höke, M.D., PhD, Simone Thomas, M.S., Dr. Thomas Smith, M.D., FACP, FASCO, FAAHPM, and Dr. Tae Chung.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Conference (October 2017; Chicago)
FPN and NU Medicine presents a special conference for peripheral neuropathy patients, featuring Northwestern University’s Dr. Richard J. Miller, PhD, Dr. Senda Ajroud-Driss, MD, Dr. Daniela Maria Menichella, MD, PhD, and Dr. Jinny O. Tavee, MD.

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Ovarian Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathy
Pam Shlemon, former FPN Executive Director, joined Amanda Davis of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on a moderated webinar discussing the connection between ovarian cancer and PN.

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Managing Pain and Neuropathy
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, presents an overview of neuropathy and discusses treatment options to help manage the pain. Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Presented October 29, 2013.

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The Emotional Impact of PN
Julian Breslow, PhD, LCSW, discusses the emotional, and social challenges, of living with PN.

Presented January 28, 2014.

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Brain Talk – Hope for Patients Suffering with PN (podcast)
Dr. Ahmet Höke, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine joined YPR Baltimore for this podcast.

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PN: New Strategies for Patient Care
Senda Ajroud-Driss, MD, offers an overivew of PN with emphasis on the treatments available for today’s patients. Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University.

Presented June 21, 2012.

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Physical and Occupational Therapy for PN
Vicki Tysseling-Mattiace, PhD, MPT, explains the benefits of exercise, and physical and occupational therapy for PN patients. Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University.

Presented April 30, 2012.

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Knowing Neuropathy
Dr. Ahmet Höke, MD, PhD, provides an overview of peripheral neuropathy and common symptoms and treatments. Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Presented September 6, 2012.

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The Use of Cannabis for Treating Neuropathic Pain
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN discusses how medical cannabis works to treat peripheral neuropathy, the drug’s use, risks and benefits.

Presented May 3, 2016.

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FPN | Newsletter

Our FPN|News that is published twice annually – Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. With a cover article that addresses an important topic for those struggling with peripheral neuropathy, you will also find research, tips from patients, Q&A from the experts in PN, articles on ‘Living Well’, upcoming events, and more.

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FPN Educational Brochures

Peripheral neuropathy is the manifestation of many different conditions that can damage the peripheral nerves and is considered a neurological disorder rather than one distinct disease. Peripheral neuropathy may be either inherited or acquired.

Learn about peripheral neuropathy causes, symptoms, treatment options and much more. “Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy” is a perfect brochure for newly diagnosed patients, family members, care givers and support groups. Order copies by emailing info@tffpn.org or print your own (and select print option “print to fit”).

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy describes a family of nerve disorders that are directly caused by complications from diabetes. Learn more about the most common type of PN.

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In order to achieve its mission, FPN initiated the creation of the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR) which will facilitate both the basic and clinical research studies needed for an improved understanding of the causes and development of PN. Learn more about the Registry and how to enroll.

If you are interested in acquiring our brochures for your clinics or offices please contact us at (847) 883-9942 or info@tffpn.org.

Transcripts

How to Live Well with Neuropathy

PainPathways Magazine Facebook Chat: How to Live Well with Neuropathy

May 20, 2015

Neuropathy After Cancer

CURE Magazine Facebook Chat: Neuropathy After Cancer

July 9, 2014