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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 vary, but typically 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.

2019 Training Dates and Location

June 11-12, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN 

Struthers’ Parkinson’s Center
Host Site Coordinator: Joan Gardner, BSN, RN

July 11-12, 2019 – Toledo, OH

(Clinicals offered July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30)

University of Toledo
Host Site Coordinator: Mary Scott, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

July 16-17, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania
Host Site Coordinator: Josue Etienne, BSN, RN

September 16-17, 2019 – Seattle, WA

Swedish Neuroscience Center
Host Site Coordinator: Tara Biller, MSN, FNP, RN

2020 Training Dates and Location

February 24-27, 2020 – Houston, TX

Baylor College of Medicine
Host Site Coordinator: Christine Hunter, BSN, RN, CCRC

March 16-17, 2020 – New York, NY

NYU Langone Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s Movement Disorders
Host Site Coordinator: Jenna Iseringhausen, BSN, RN

Weill Cornell Medical Center
Host Site Coordinator: Natalie Hellmers, NP

May 18-21, 2020 – Boston, MA

Boston University
Host Site Coordinator: Cathi A. Thomas, RN, MS, CNRN

August 3-4 2020 - San Francisco, CA

University of California
Host Site Coordinator: Annie LiWong, MSN, RN 

October 5-6, 2020 – Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama
Host Site Coordinator: Laura Lieb, MPH, RN, CRNP

October 22-23, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ

Muhammed Ali Parkinson’s Center
Host Site Coordinators: Darolyn O’Donnell, MS, CTRS and Meg Lambert, BSN, RN, CNRN

*More sites to be announced as they are confirmed.

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.

The activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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