Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s™ (ATTP)
The Chicago Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s™ (ATTP) is a three-day course which will take place in Chicago, IL, November 8-10, 2017.
The Chicago ATTP has been developed in collaboration with the International Parkinson’s Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Pan American Section (PAS), and the Parkinson's Foundation, to increase knowledge of Parkinson’s disease and build capacity for comprehensive inter-professional care in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
The course is intended for doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers who are interested in education about management of medications and care challenges in Parkinson’s disease. State of the art care can make the difference between satisfaction and despair for patients, caregivers and the staff providing the care. The faculty consists of an interdisciplinary faculty of Parkinson's Foundation and MDS senior movement disorder specialists. Prior to the course, each registrant will complete three online preparatory modules which include an overview of PD, interdisciplinary care teams, and neuropsychiatric symptoms and management.
Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physician’s Assistants, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Workers.
- Participate effectively as an interdisciplinary or inter-professional team member
- Identify challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease and side effects of the medication
- Support a person with Parkinson’s disease and the person's care partners in self-management
- List key characteristics of early, middle and late stage Parkinson’s disease
- Describe the unique and complementary role of each discipline in your care team
- Identify strategies for building inter-professional networks and community partnerships
Searle Conference Center at Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA.