Parkinson’s disease (PD) is complex with multiple motor and non-motor symptoms. While there here is no treatment that can slow the progression of the disease, early diagnosis and treatment can improve the lives of those living with PD. Because of the extensive symptoms people with Parkinson’s may experience over the course of the disease, and due to the lack of proper training around Parkinson’s disease in academic settings, it often takes a long time for people to get a proper diagnosis of Parkinson’s. For those who do get the diagnosis, many have symptoms that go under-recognized or under-treated for lengths of time. Because knowledge and skills vary between health professionals, collaboration gives critical insight into the diagnosis and successful treatment of the disease.

At the Parkinson’s Foundation, we firmly believe that taking a collaborative team approach in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease will change the way care is delivered. Team Training and team collaboration are not taught in most medical schools so must be learned outside of school. It is this belief that fuels our mission to provide our dynamic and engaging Team Training. Parkinson’s Foundation’s Team Training is designed to increase knowledge and build capacity for comprehensive, inter-professional care in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease throughout the continuum of the disease.

 


Registration Prices:

  • $550 per person for individuals without a team 
  • $475 per person for teams of 3 to 4 team members (must represent at least 2 different disciplines)
  • $450 per person for teams of 5
  • $425 per person for teams of 6 or more
  • VA facilities:  Please call 305-537-9938, or email dberan@parkinson.org for special VA facility pricing
  • Students: Free (maximum of 2 slots per discipline)
  • MD Fellows: Complimentary (limited to 2 MD fellows per training)


*NOTE: Complimentary student access is limited to 2 students per each listed discipline track and must be a full-time student which is unlicensed in the discipline track for which you're applying.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021

You will receive acceptance confirmation via email within 48 hours of your application. Your confirmation email will contain the registration link. 

You must pay for the course at the time of registration.

Time Commitment

Parkinson's Foundation Team Training  requires that you attend all courses in their entirety. While learning takes place at different paces, this is a semester long course. You should plan to spend a minimum of 2.5 hours per week doing coursework in order to adhere to deadlines.

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Objectives

  • Explain the complexity of motor and non-motor symptom management for individuals living with Parkinson's disease in early, middle and late-stage Parkinson's disease.

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    Identify challenges with medication and medication side effect management in Parkinson's disease.

  • List 6 non-pharmacologic management strategies for non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.

  • Discuss options to support a person with Parkinson's disease and their families in self-management.

  • Describe the unique and complementary role of each discipline on your care team.

  • Apply strategies for building inter-professional networks and community partnerships.

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