We are committed to educating doctors and nurses on how to take good care of their patients with Parkinson’s. To do this, we focus on training healthcare professionals in best practices, providing the latest, quality information and increasing access to free educational tools.
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Our website offers information and guidance for clinicians providing evidence-based care to patients with Parkinson’s. The Toolkit is designed to give quick answers to common questions. It’s a valuable guide to medications, symptoms and medical terms that anyone can access from a computer or mobile device. iPhone and Android apps are also available.
Educating health care professionals
NPF trains healthcare professionals in "best practices" for Parkinson's disease. Since its inception, NPF's signature Allied Team Training for Parkinson (ATTP) program has trained thousands of medical professionals. This three-and-a-half-day intensive training includes both classroom and clinical training to promote a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
Professional education webinars
NPF and the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network have collaborated with care experts in the field of Parkinson’s to produce live webcasts of educational seminars for CME credit. Topics include ‘Sexuality and Parkinson’s Disease’ and ‘How to Deliver the Diagnosis with a Dose of Hope.’ Sessions are taught by healthcare professionals and experts in Parkinson’s disease and are archived for future reference and continue to be available for CME credit for a limited time.
Annual Centers of Excellence Leadership Conference
The NPF Centers of Excellence Leadership Conference is an annual meeting where Centers of Excellence collaborate and discuss existing and new studies, research and clinical trials about Parkinson's disease.