Special Parkinson Educational Symposium and Webinar for Nurses

It is with great excitement that I announce an upcoming educational symposium and webcast program Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses. This program is a collaboration of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), and the Parkinson Disease Foundation (PDF).  The program will take place on Friday, May 21, 2010.
Please visit https://support.pdf.org/nursing where you can find additional details and register to attend in-person or via the Internet. A committee made up of nurses and one physical therapist has worked hard during the past year to provide a very comprehensive program.  I am pleased to be part of this committee and program.
The program is designed for nurses delivering care to Parkinson individuals and families in all clinical settings, but particularly for nurses who have not had the chance to formally learn about caring for people with Parkinson’s but who want to learn more. We hope to include nurses who provide care in long-term care, home care, acute care, rehabilitation, and clinic settings. Nurses play an important role in the care of a person and family affected by Parkinson’s disease – please help us get the word out and share with a nurse you know.

Sincerely yours,

Cathi Thomas, MS,RN, CNRN

March 18, 2010
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine