Program Details

ATTP Intensive

Allied Team Training for Parkinson (ATTP) is a combination of online courses and an intensive 3.5 day curriculum designed to change the way Parkinson's care is delivered. Re-design of the program reflects the needs of today's busy clinician. The on-line educational portion ensures that trainees receive a solid foundation in the pathophysiology and clinical care of Parkinson's disease. The 3.5 day conference places greater emphasis on the innovation and collaboration necessary for state-of-the-art programming. Active learning is promoted through case-based interdisciplinary discussions, interactive workshops, small group discipline-specific sessions and illustrative experiences from panels of people with Parkinson's disease and care partners.

Download the Spring 2013 ATTP Training Schedule.

Aims and learning outcomes

  • To increase your knowledge of treatment and assessment of Parkinson’s patients
  • To learn techniques and latest trends in patient-centered care
  • To better understand the needs of caregivers and people living with Parkinson's
  • To identify challenges associated with Parkinson's and side effects of the medication
  • To improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson's and their families.

Upon completion of this CME/CEU activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the presenting motor and non‐motor symptoms of PD
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria of PD
  • Describe key characteristics of early, middle and late stage Parkinson’s
  • Examine medication‐related side effects
  • Implement a family‐centered care plan for PD using an interdisciplinary team approach
  • Review discipline‐specific assessment and treatment strategies
  • Delineate the role of each discipline in the care team
  • Utilize strategies for building networks of care and community partnerships

Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hour

The number of continuing education credits for the listed professions range from 27 to 33 credit/contact hours for those completing the online e-learning and attending the onsite 3 ½ day program.

Additional Benefits

  • Continuing medical education (CME/CEU) and NPF certificates of completion.
  • Opportunities to network with other health professionals across the country.
  • Those completing the course are eligible to register for listing on the NPF preferred healthcare network on the NPF website.
  • Gain significant knowledge about current practice in the assessment and treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • An opportunity to build an interprofessional clinical team or enhance team functioning
  • Helping healthcare professionals to think about and implement care practice improvements

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