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Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training is a course designed to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and build capacity for comprehensive, interprofessional care in the treatment of PD.

Training Dates & Location

This dynamic, interactive course offers an intensive curriculum and can be accessed via three different programs, offering virtual or hybrid learning choices:

Option 1: Team Training VIRTUAL

  • Semester long self-paced virtual course offered each spring season (Jan - Mar)
  • Culminates in a required series of four live virtual group learning sessions.
    • 16 hours over 4 days (4 hours each day)

Option 2: Team Training LIVE

  • 3 day in-person course offered each fall season
  • Includes approximately 3 hours of required online pre-course work

Option 3: ADVANCED Team Training

Completion of a previous Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training (formerly ATTP) training is required to apply.

Team Training alumni have exclusive access to our advanced Team Training Programs, intensive two-day trainings looking through the lens of the team on specific topics affecting the Parkinson’s community and the challenges in the treatment of PD.

All applicants for advanced Team Training must have previously completed and obtained a Team Training completion certificate. All applicants will be verified in our database prior to acceptance.

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Advanced Team Training 2024 Topic:

The Parkinson’s Foundation is partnering with CurePSP for an in-person training focused on the interprofessional care of the atypical Parkinsonian syndromes of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). 

All Team Training programs include:

  • Continuing Education credit for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, PTs, OTs, SLPs, social workers, and psychologists
  • Individual and team planning tools for immediate implementation (team discounts are offered)
  • Opportunity to network with regional, national, and international health professionals
  • Having your name added to the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline database so our counselors can direct callers to you when looking for experts in your region of the country

Sign Up for Team Training

This dynamic, interactive course is designed to cover the latest in Parkinson’s care for healthcare professionals.

Who Can Benefit

The program currently caters to the following professions for training:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists

Program Agenda

While programs are updated for each training, and constantly evolving, this sample below gives a sense of what the program may look like for Team Training VIRTUAL.

Download Sample Agenda for Team Training Virtual


Accreditation Each Team Training program offers continuing education to participants, including the following professions: MD, PT, OT, SLP, RN, NP, SW, PA, Psych.

Sample Accreditation Statement for Team Training Virtual

Background & Goals

Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training has been developed to increase knowledge of Parkinson’s disease and build capacity for comprehensive inter-professional care in the treatment of Parkinson’s.

The course is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, social workers and physicians who are interested in education about the management of medications and care challenges in Parkinson’s.

The Parkinson’s Foundation believes that inter-professional care can make the difference between satisfaction and despair for patients, caregivers and the staff providing the care. While Team Training is designed to bring teams together to learn how to better collaborate and plan for better care and treatment of patients, it’s open to all health professionals, even those working in settings that don’t have team care models.

Prior to the course, each registrant will complete approximately 3-4 hours of online preparatory modules that include an overview of Parkinson’s, interdisciplinary Team Trainings, and neuropsychiatric symptoms and management.

The faculty consists of an interdisciplinary team of senior movement disorder specialists.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives apply to all professions:

  • Identify key strategies for challenges associated with Parkinson’s and side effects of PD medications.
  • Establish skills to support a person with Parkinson’s and their care partners in improving self-management.
  • Discuss key characteristics of early, middle, and late-stage Parkinson’s disease.
  • Explain interprofessional healthcare team members’ care coordination in the management in Parkinson's disease and potential impact on quality of life of people with Parkinson's and care partners.
  • Describe the unique and complementary roles of each profession in the interprofessional team and how to work collaboratively to improve patient care.

Team Training has confirmed my passion for Parkinson’s disease and has defined the importance of interdisciplinary teams.

Nurse Practitioner
Team Training Alumni

Training Dates & Locations

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Team Training is not simply a course in Parkinson's disease. This is an intensive integrated curriculum, developed jointly by the faculty team and taught in a collaborative way. Faculty are committed to its mission of person-centered interprofessional care in Parkinson's and serve as a faculty team modeling effective integrated care planning in the training itself.

Whether addressing cognition, mobility, communication or emotional issues, Team Training faculty values the contribution of each discipline to assessment and care of the person with Parkinson's disease and their caregiver.

This training has given me the momentum and framework to go back and make immediate changes in the clinic. This week has increased my enthusiasm to improve our interdisciplinary care and expand our programs.

Physical Therapist
Team Training Alumni


The Team Training program has had a steady growth trajectory and is increasingly in demand across the country. With an impressive list of accomplishments, Team Training has delivered on its promise and has, to date:

  • Completed 44 trainings, enrolling over 2,800 practitioners and students across multiple disciplines.
  • Enrolled over 400 interdisciplinary teams to date throughout the U.S., Canada and now reaching global participation.
  • Significantly impacted participants, many of whom left the training with plans to start a Parkinson's program or revive their interdisciplinary Parkinson's team.
  • Changed their understanding of the impact of Parkinson's disease on family care partners.

Sponsoring Team Training

The Parkinson's Foundation seeks private funding to support the program. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring this program in your area or would like to make a contribution, please contact or call 1-800-473-4636.

To find a professional who has completed Team Training in your area, call our Helpline at 800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636).

Hear From Others

Professionals from different backgrounds share their experience from the training.


Payment will not be accepted without first applying to attend the training(s) and receiving an acceptance confirmation via email.

Electronic payment (via credit card) is due immediately after receiving an acceptance email to enroll in the course. A payment link will be provided in your acceptance email to pay for the course.

  • Registration fee for a single course (Team Training or Advanced Team Training): $550 USD (per person)

  • Teams of 3 or more: $500 USD (per person)

  • Registration fee to attend both programs back-to-back 2024: $950 USD (per person)

  • Teams of 3 or more to attend both programs back-to-back 2024: $850 USD (per person)

  • VA facilities: The Parkinson’s Foundation provides special discount pricing via email to VA employees.

  • MD Fellows: Complimentary (limited to 2 MD fellows per training)

  • Students: Complimentary limited*

*Complimentary student access is limited to two students per each listed discipline track. You must be a full-time student and unlicensed in the discipline track for which you are applying.

Number of Registrants One Two Team Members Three or More Team Members
Cost Per Person $550 $550 each $500 each
Cost Per Person both Programs $935 $935 each $850 each

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Interprofessional education increases knowledge, promotes team building, and changes practice in the care of Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 22 (2016). Download to read.

Development and Evolution of a Model Interprofessional Education Program in Parkinson’ s disease: A Ten-year Experience (May 2018). Download to read.

Sign Up for Team Training

This dynamic, interactive course is designed to cover the latest in Parkinson’s care for healthcare professionals.

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