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.
What is Team Training?
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 and Fall:
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
Online courses paced over a 12-week period concluding with the last 4 days presented interactively over 4 hours each day with Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training Faculty.
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.
Team Training Live 2023 has been changed to the Team Training Virtual Fall this year.
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 is the topic which has been selected for 2024:
Summer 2024 - Advanced Team Training: Atypical Parkinsonism