APDA I & R Staff Organize Support Group Facilitator Conference

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the American Parkinson Disease Association MA hosted a Support Group Facilitator Conference for support group facilitators from across the region. Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, and Rosemary Owen, staff from the APDA Information and Referral Center, housed at Boston University Medical Campus, organized this event. Representatives from forty groups attended from as far as Cape Cod and as near as Saint Vincent’s Hospital down the road. Special thanks goes out to speakers Donna McLaughlin, MSW, LICSW (pictured here);Elizabeth Austin, PsyD; Lisa Sommers, MA, CCC-SLP; and Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, FAAN (Medical Director of the APDA Center for Advanced Research at BUMC); for providing their expertise.

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