The Parkinson’s Foundation will conduct its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP), March 27-30 in Iowa City, Iowa.

The three-and-a-half-day interactive curriculum, designed for health care professionals treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, is provided in partnership with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, a designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence.

“The Parkinson’s Foundation is committed to providing healthcare professionals with the latest research and best practices that improve care for people living with Parkinson’s disease,” says John L. Lehr, president and chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, in a media release. “Attendees will learn to deliver personalized and patient-centered care at the right time throughout the continuum of the disease.”

Designed to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and build capacity for comprehensive interprofessional care in the treatment of the disease, ATTP helps medical professionals from diverse disciplines learn the best techniques in PD care through a dynamic team-based approach. The ATTP faculty consists of an interdisciplinary faculty of senior movement disorder specialists.

“We are delighted to host this unique interdisciplinary program at our recently designated Center of Excellence at the University of Iowa,” says Ergun Uc, MD, professor of neurology and director of the Division of Movement Disorders with University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

“Building upon our strengths in providing world-class care for patients and conducting leading-edge research, our support from the Parkinson’s Foundation is allowing us to expand our interdisciplinary care, to increase our community involvement and educational activities for other health care professionals and patients across Iowa, and to attain even greater heights in the treatment of everyone affected by Parkinson’s disease.”

The interactive course features a combination of online courses and an intensive curriculum including CME/CEU credit for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and allied health professionals. The training includes interactive case presentations, care planning with people with Parkinson’s and caregivers, discipline specific breakout sessions, interdisciplinary team development sessions, patient and caregiver panels, and individual and team planning for linking back to the workplace, the release explains.

The Parkinson’s Foundation will host future ATTP trainings in the following locations through 2021:

  • The Medical University of South Carolina (Fall 2019)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Spring 2020)
  • Struthers Minneapolis (Fall 2020)
  • Oregon Health & Science University (Spring 2021)
  • University of Kansas Medical Center (Fall 2021)

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[Source(s): the Parkinson’s Foundation, PR Newswire]