Are you a professional working in the field of Parkinson’s disease? Find out about new training opportunities and resources.

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  PD SELF Program

New Training Opportunity: Help the Newly Diagnosed


Are you interested in making a difference for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson's? In exciting news, PDF is accepting applications from health professionals who are interested in being facilitators for PD SELF — an innovative disease management program based on the concept of self-efficacy. Health professionals must apply as part of a two-person team with a person with Parkinson's disease by Monday, February 29. The training takes place Wednesday, May 11 through Saturday, May 14 in Denver, CO. For teams who are accepted, all costs will be covered.


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  Ju Young Shin, Ph.D., A.P.N., A.N.P.-C.

Nursing Faculty: Opportunities & Alumni Profile


Are you a nursing faculty member or do you know someone who is? We are excited to announce five new training dates in 2016 for the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at PDF. Please share these trainings (listed below and online) with your colleagues. Already, 170 nurse faculty have undergone this program. Each year, they reach 11,000 nursing students with the latest information on PD and make strides to improve care. One example is Ju Young Shin, Ph.D., A.P.N., A.N.P.-C., of the University of Delaware. After completing the program, Dr. Shin completed a research study on medication adherence in PD. Her findings may help people find practical tools for taking PD meds on time.


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  Q & A

Highlighted Resource: New Parkinson’s Disease Q&A Booklet


PDF has updated one of its most popular booklets. Be sure to order free copies of Parkinson’s Disease: Q&A, Seventh Edition for your patients and support group. This booklet has been updated to reflect the latest information on symptoms, treatments, resources and research since the previous edition in 2012. PDF will accept bulk orders for support groups, hospital and medical practices.


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P.S.: Stay tuned. Our brand new course for occupational therapists will be available online in just two weeks!


Gwyn Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P.

Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Disease Foundation & Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Neurology/Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center of the University of Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

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