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Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program to take place at BUMC in August 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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 neurocat@bu.edu or 617-638-7737.

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD to present at 11th Annual J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture on November 26th

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

 

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

Delivered by:

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.

 

Yoga for Parkinson’s Teacher Training Certificate Program coming in April 2014

Monday, November 18th, 2013

In April 2014, TriYoga of Boston and APDA MA invite you to join them for one day, two days, or five days of yoga teacher training. The Yoga for Parkinson’s Teacher Training Certificate Program has been designed for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease who participate in yoga.

For more information, please see the event flyer. Registration is required for this program. To register, visit http://www.triyogaboston.org/ or call 781-609-2497.

Date: April 26-30, 2014

Location: TriYoga of Boston – 60 Prospect Street – Waltham, MA 02154

Dr. Samuel Frank to give presentation in West Barnstable on September 13th

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Dr. Samuel Frank, Associate Professor of Neurology and Movement Disorder Specialist at BUMC, will present Movement Disorders – What are They? on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the YMCA Cape Cod in West Barnstable, MA. Seating begins at 10:30am and the program will run from 11:00am to 12:30pm. This presentation is the third session of the Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod 2013 Educational Series.

For more information, click here. Registration is required for this event. To RSVP, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org.

Dr. Richard H. Myers to present at 18th Annual “Alan Tarin” Winchester Parkinson Symposium on June 6th

Friday, April 26th, 2013

On Thursday, June 6th from 10:00am to noon, Richard H. Myers, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, will present Advances in Genetic Research in Parkinson’s Disease.

To see the program flyer, please click here. For more information and to RSVP, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org. Registration is required for this event.

Parkinson’s Disease Family Caregiver Evening taking place May 23rd in Braintree

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Parkinson’s Disease Family Caregiver Evening will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Faculty from Boston University, Boston Medical Center, and other organizations will provide current information and resources to assist in providing care to family members or friends.

Please click here to view the program brochure. For more information and registration, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org. Registration is required for this program.

Good Start Program in Parkinson’s Disease to take place March 27th and April 3rd at Sargent College

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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. This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the last two years and their families. Participants will receive up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and resources.

There is no cost for participation in this program, however registration is required. For more information, click here to see the program brochure. To register, contact 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org.

Dr. Samuel Frank to present at professional education series on Huntington’s disease

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Boston University Medical Center’s Samuel Frank, MD will be part of an educational series for physicians and primary care providers. This series is sponsored by the Huntington’s Disease Society of American (HDSA) and the Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders (WE MOVE). To learn more about the course, please click here.

Save the Date: New England Regional Biennial Parkinson’s Conference

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center presents the New England Regional Biennial Parkinson’s Conference. This two-day Conference will take place in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on November 4 & 5, 2012.

To view the save-the-date, please click here. More information will be available soon.

3rd Annual Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Visiting nurse faculty at Boston University Medical Center

(left to right) Anne Carty, DNSc, RN; Denyse Turpin, MPH, RN; Michelle Siskind, MS, RN; Nancy Meedzan, DNP(c), MSN, RN; Susan Maciewicz, RN, MSN, CNE; Brianne Lienkamp, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; susan A. Larocco, PhD, RN, MBA; Keith Ciccone, BS, LPN; Cathi Thomas, MS, RN; Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD; Anna Hohler, MD

For the third consecutive year, the Edmond J. Safra Foundation has provided a grant to support an intensive educational program on Parkinson’s disease to nursing professionals. The goal of this program was to provide up-to-date information on the care needs of Parkinson patients to faculty. This information and experience can then be shared with students to better prepare them for their role as nurses. This year, six nursing faculty from Curry College, Rhode Island College, North Shore Community College, Mass Bay Community College, and Endicott College participated. The program was held June 25th to 28th.

Program content included signs and symptoms of PD, diagnosis, medical and surgical management,  the role of nursing and interdisciplinary care, basic science and clinical research, resources, and family care. Opportunity was provided to meet patients and family during actual clinic visits. Faculty spent one full day at Boston University’s Neurorehabilitation Center learning about the important role of exercise and other rehabilitative therapies. Each participant will work on a Parkinson’s disease independent project.

This Visiting Nursing Faculty (VNF) program was developed and successfully piloted in 2009 by Gwyn Vernon MSN, CRNP and Lisette Bunting-Perry, PhD(c), RN at the University of Pennsylvania. Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN served as BU’s program director. To learn more about the Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty visit www.parkinsonsnursing.com.

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