Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training is an intensive course designed by the Parkinson’s Foundation to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and build capacity for comprehensive interprofessional, patient-centered care in the treatment of PD throughout the progression of the disease. Team Training for Parkinson’s provides participating health professionals with a unique opportunity to build a strong network as they are trained to deliver the best Parkinson’s care on both a national and regional level, including rural areas in need of a network of care.

If you are a current accepted learner to Virtual Team Training 2023, click here to access the course.

What is Team Training?

Targeted Audience

The course is intended for health professionals involved in all aspects of caring for people with PD and their families who are seeking further education about care challenges and management of PD. Qualified health professionals include nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists.

Team Training presented each Spring (virtual) and Fall (in-person):

Both the virtual and the live programs include:

· CME/CEU credit*

· Live panels of people living with Parkinson’s

· Discipline-specific learning breakouts

· Team discussion case study breakouts

· Individual and team planning tools for immediate implementation (team discounts apply)

· Opportunity to network with regional, national, and international health professionals

*All Team Training courses are jointly accredited by the Parkinson’s Foundation, LSVT Global, and PT/OT accreditation is applied for the state of the location of the training.

Team Training Virtual is presented each spring from January – March. This dynamic, interactive semester course features a combination of online courses, interactive virtual sessions and offers an intensive curriculum. The online courses are semester long self-paced learning with 4 specific module completion dates. The live virtual portion of the course is a required series of 4-hour live virtual group learning sessions with our Team Training faculty across 4 consecutive days.

Team Training Live is presented each fall across 3.5 days in a different location each year and includes approximately 3 hours of required online pre-course work to prepare the attendees for the in-person course.

           October 2023 in Salt Lake City - Team Training LIVE

Advanced Team Training presented each summer:

Advanced Team Trainings are exclusively for Team Training alumni. These 2-day in-person programs are presented each summer and provide a deep focus on a specific topic looking through the lens of the different disciplines of the team to address the challenges of the specific topic. Topics are selected each year through surveying the attendees about topics they are most challenged with in caring for people living with Parkinson’s. Below are the topics which have been selected for 2023 and 2024:

August 17 - 18,  2023 in Chicago - Advanced Team Training: Mental health

Summer 2024 - Advanced Team Training: Atypical Parkinsonism