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Parkinsonís Nursing Symposium Announced for Friday, May 21

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) invites nurses who care for people with Parkinson’s disease to an educational symposium and webcast – Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses – on Friday, May 21 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM ET.  Nurses are invited to attend the in-person event in New York City or to participate via webcast.  The symposium and webcast are hosted through a collaborative effort of PDF, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).

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This one-day educational event is designed by Parkinson’s nurse specialists to help other nurses better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people and families living with Parkinson’s.  It is open to nurses who provide acute care and who work in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, as well as recent nursing graduates. 

The day will include a series of presentations by Parkinson’s nurse specialists, who will provide an introduction to Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and care and address special considerations for the care of people living with early, moderate and advanced Parkinson’s.

Registration is currently open for both the live and online events. There is a $50 fee to attend the in-person event, while the online event is free for all participants.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by The American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The AANN will offer a maximum of 7.5 credits for participants of this symposium. Attendees should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Robin Elliott, Executive Director of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, spoke about the symposium and webcast, “Nurses play an absolutely central role in ensuring the quality care for people with Parkinson’s.  That is why PDF is so pleased to be a part of the collaborative effort behind A Roadmap for Nurses, with our colleagues at APDA and NPF. Together, our groups are committed to preparing nurses with the tools and resources they need to meet the unique needs of people living with Parkinson’s.”

To register and learn more about Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan – A Roadmap for Nurses, please visit or call (800) 457-6676.

This program has been made possible by grants from Kenneth M. and Susan Granat Weil,Teva Neuroscience, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, Medtronic and Ipsen.


Source Date: Mar 19 2010