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You're Invited: Advance PD Research

You can advance research and speed new treatments for people with Parkinson's.

From the Midwest? Apply for a spot at PDF's Parkinson's Advocates in Research training, taking place in October in Oak Brook, IL.

Not in that region or can't make the training? Take our online course so you can partner with advocates already working in your community.

If you are a health care professional, please share these programs with your patients and colleagues.


Parkinson's Advocates in Research Comes to the Midwest

What: Apply to PDF’s intensive three-day training to join 180 Research Advocates around the country who are working to advance Parkinson’s research. Learn from experts in the field about the science of Parkinson’s and the process that brings new treatments to market. Gain leadership and advocacy skills needed to confidently interact with the scientific community.  (See sample agenda here).

When: Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20

Where: Chicago Oak Brook Hills Marriott, Oak Brook, IL

Who: Hosted by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. For those who are selected, all expenses (registration, travel, hotel, accommodation, meals, etc.) will be covered by PDF.

Why: Although promising research is being conducted, there is neither a cure for Parkinson’s nor are there treatments that can reverse its course. This training prepares people touched by Parkinson’s to advance research and speed new treatments in their communities.

How to Apply: Apply via by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, September 7. Enrollment is limited. Eligible applicants include people with Parkinson’s and teams of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners who reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin. 

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Online Course: Not ready to be a Research Advocate? No problem. Try our four-part online course, which offers some of the core components of the in-person trainings. The course will prepare you to work with existing Research Advocates who may already be already working in your community. 

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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.