The Parkinson’s Foundation’s next Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP) professional education course will take place October 23-26, 2019 in Charleston, SC.

The interactive curriculum for healthcare professionals treating patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is provided in partnership with The Medical University of South Carolina, a designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, and in collaboration with the local Parkinson Association of the Carolinas.

“As the only Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence in a state where about 43,000 people live with this disorder, we are very excited to host ATTP,” says Vanessa Hinson, MD, PhD, professor of Neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical University of South Carolin, in a media release.

Designed to increase knowledge about 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.

“Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP) is an excellent program for health care professionals treating patients with Parkinson’s disease. Healthcare professionals will learn to deliver personalized and patient-centered care at the right time throughout the duration of the disease,” states Ann Marie Obrikat, executive director of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, the release continues.

The interactive course features a combination of online courses and an intensive curriculum including CME/CEU credit. 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.

Future ATTP trainings will be held in the following locations through 2021:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Spring 2020)
  • Struthers Parkinson’s Center (Fall 2020)
  • Oregon Health & Science University (Spring 2021)
  • University of Kansas Medical Center (Fall 2021)

For more information and to register, visit Parkinson’s Foundation.

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