The Allied Team Training for Parkinson's, a signature professional education program course by the Parkison’s Foundation, will be provided by the organization in Charleston on October 23-26 this year in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina and 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,” said Vanessa Hinson, professor of Neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. “It's a wonderful opportunity to extend the multidisciplinary expertise we've built in our own program and establish a network of certified PD providers across our state and beyond. The most important thing for us is that every PD patient in South Carolina can benefit from the depth of knowledge this program provides.”
Since its launched in 2002, the program has already taught over 2,000 medical professionals about the best techniques in Parkinson's disease care.
“Allied Team Training for Parkinson's (ATTP) is an excellent program for health care professionals treating patients with Parkinson's disease,” said Ann Marie Obrikat, executive director of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas. “What I especially like about this program is healthcare professionals will learn to deliver personalized and patient-centered care at the right time throughout the duration of the disease.”
The three-and-a-half-day interactive curriculum is a mix of online courses and an intensive curriculum including CME/CEU credit for diverse health care professionals.
The Parkinson's Foundation will be hosting upcoming ATTP trainings in the following venues until 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)