The next Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP), a 3-day interactive professional education course for healthcare professionals who treat patients with Parkinson’s disease, is scheduled to take place October 17-20 in Atlanta.

The professional education course is hosted by Parkinson’s Foundation and is provided in partnership with Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, both of which are designated Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence.

ATTP is designed to help medical professionals from diverse disciplines—such as physical therapists and occupational therapists—learn the best techniques in Parkinson’s disease care through a dynamic team-based approach. It features content taught by an interdisciplinary faculty of senior movement disorder specialists.

“The Parkinson’s Foundation is committed to provide health care professionals with the latest research and best practices that improve care for people living with Parkinson’s disease,” says John L. Lehr, president and chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, in a media release. “Attendees will learn to deliver personalized and patient-centered care at the right time throughout the continuum of the disease.”

The Parkinson’s Foundation will be hosting future ATTP trainings in the following locations through 2021:

  • The University of Iowa (Spring 2019)
  • The Medical University of South Carolina (Fall 2019)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Spring 2020)
  • Struthers Minneapolis (Fall 2020)
  • Oregon Health & Science University (Spring 2021)
  • University of Kansas Medical Center (Fall 2021)

“Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s fills an important educational need for practicing health care professionals by providing updates in assessment and treatment with simultaneous training in interprofessional team-based care,” states Ruth Hagestuen, founder of the ATTP program.

“A unique and important component of this program is ‘Linking Back to the Workplace’ wherein participants develop their treatment plans in the context of their unique care setting and community.”

ATTP is part of the Parkinson’s Foundation professional educational offerings, which include the Physical Therapy Faculty Program, The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program, webinars and online courses.

[Source(s): Parkinson’s Foundation, PR Newswire]