The Boston University Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center is one of seven locations in the United States that will host the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program (VNF) in 2015. This program will provide didactics, clinical time with patients, participation in a PD support group, and the opportunity to develop an independent project. Nurse faculty in geriatrics, gero-psych, neurology, and community health would benefit from applying to this 40 CEU approved program.
For more information, contact Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-638-7737.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter will hold its 2015 Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s on Sunday, June 7th. Proceeds from this Walk will be used to benefit research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and the APDA Information & Referral Center network. To register as a walker, support a friend or family member, or to learn more about the Walk, visit apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/event/mawalk2015. Additional information about the APDA in Massachusetts can be found at www.apdama.org.
The Boston University PD Forum will take place this Friday, April 10th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Boston University Questrom School of Business (previously the School of Management). Clinicians and scientists from across campus will come together to present their research on Parkinson’s disease through lectures and a poster session. If interested in this event, please contact Ray James at email@example.com.
This conference is designed to educate and inspire people with Parkinson’s disease and those who care about them through speakers, workshops, exhibitors, networking, & FUN – including a Sunday evening social. It will take place on November 2 & 3, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.
For a program brochure, click here. Contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Good Start Program is a two part series presented by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists from Boston University and Boston University Medical Center. Participants will receive up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and resources.
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There is no cost for participation in this program, however registration is required. To register, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or email@example.com.
A light supper will be served.
All are invited to attend an educational event about the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, the Ashkenazi Jewish population, and an ongoing research study. Samuel Frank, MD, associate professor of neurology at Boston University Medical Center and site principal investigator of the Parkinson’s Progression Marker’s Initiative (PPMI) trial, and Vanessa Arnedo, associate director of research partnerships at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will present Is Parkinson’s A Jewish Genetic Disease? This program will take place on Sunday, June 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Waltham, MA.
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To RSVP, please visit www.michaeljfox.org/BostonGeneticStudy.
On Friday, April 4, 2014, a fundraiser benefiting Boston Medical Center’s Department of Neurology will be held at the Norwood Elks. All are welcome.
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The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program (VNF) will take place at the Boston University Medical Center Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center on August 4-7, 2014.
For more information, click here, or contact the program coordinator Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-638-7737.
Dr. Samuel Frank of Boston University Medical Center was featured on 7News yesterday morning to talk about the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study currently taking place at BUMC. Visit the following link to see the video online. Living Healthy: Parkinson’s Smell
To learn more about the PPMI study, click here.
Boston University School of Medicine Department of Neurology presents:
The 11th Annual J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture
Neuroinflammatory Mechanisms in Parkinson’s Disease
David G. Standaert, MD, PhD
John N. Whitaker Professor & Chair
Department of Neurology, Univerity of Alabama at Brimingham
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 8:00am
Boston University Medical Campus
72 East Concord Street, L110
Medical School Building, 1st Floor
Breakfast reception to follow in Evans Seminar Room in the Evans Building.