Training Dates & Locations

Training Dates & Locations

The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty program hosts several trainings each year at university-based movement disorder centers. Nurse faculty are selected through a competitive application process.

Trainings include two days of lectures, small group discussions, and workshops with Parkinson’s experts; two clinical days in a Parkinson’s center with mentorship by members of a multidisciplinary team; attendance at a support group; and a completion of a mentored independent project benefitting nursing education and/or patient care in Parkinson’s disease.

For the remainder of 2020 and due to the COVID-19 crisis, programs have been reformatted to on-line didactics in real time, support groups in most locations online, and clinicals a mixture of telehealth and in person.  

2020 Training Dates and Location

August 3-4, 2020 – On-line didactics*
Hosted by : University of California
Host Site Coordinator: Annie LiWong, MSN, RN 

November 5-6, 2020 – On-line didactics*
Hosted by the University of Alabama, Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center in Phoenix, Arizona and Struthers’ Parkinson’s Disease Center in Minneapolis, MN
Host Coordinators:  Laura Lieb, MPH, RN, CRNP, Darolyn O’Donnell, MS, CTRS, and Joan Gardner, BSN, RN.
*Clinical time and support group activities will be scheduled individually for participants through the host coordinators and national director.  

2021 Training Dates and Location**

June 7-10, 2021 - Boston, MA
Boston University
Host Site Coordinator: Cathi A. Thomas, RN, MS, CNRN 

**More sites for 2020 to be announced as they are confirmed.  Programs will be in person in 2021 unless the pandemic situation requires virtual programming. 

Please note: all trainings are four days in length. For training sites shown with only two days of training, the days listed include the didactic component only. A two-day clinical component is scheduled at the convenience of the host site and scholar. Trainings listed as four days long have the clinical integrated into that time frame.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  The program awards 50 nursing contact hours. 


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