Ruth Hagestuen, Chair, speaks about the Health Professionals
Special Interest Group.
To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary focus group of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders. Read more
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News for Health Professionals
Movement Disorders Book Reviews
The MDS Health Professionals Special Interest Group is pleased to share book reviews of Movement Disorders publications pertaining to health professionals. Click here to read a review of "Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders" contributed by Victor McConvey- RN MACN, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Health Information Team Manager, Parkinson’s Victoria Melbourne, Australia. Watch for more reviews in the future!
As a Health Professional (Non-Physician), you may become a member of MDS for a joining fee of $100/$175* U.S. annually.
Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.
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MDS Health Professionals Representative Countries
Future Medicine: Huntington's disease care guidelines
Huntington's Disease Society of America Nutrition Webinar
KNGF Guidelines for Patients with Parkinson's disease (Endorsed by the APPDE)
Webcast: 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders - Update on Dystonia
Webcast: KUMC 4th Annual Parkinson's Disease Symposium for Patients and Caregivers
Webcast: Parkinson's Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses
Teaching Courses DVD-ROM from past Congresses
Health Professionals SIG Co-Hosts Summer School in The Netherlands
By Mariella Graziano, Physiotherapist,
This past July, MDS Health Professionals participated in the first Summer School for Physiotherapy for People with Parkinson’s disease in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
The Summer School was developed in collaboration between MDS-European Section and ParkinsonNet to further increase Parkinson-specific expertise among physiotherapists, through interactions with experts in the field and each other.
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On the Web: Telemedicine in Douala, Cameroon
BBC World Service Reports
Parkinson's nurse specialist training course in Tanzania
- PD patients test Irish set dancing benefits
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