Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Care for Parkinson’s Disease

Building Your Team, Enhancing Your Care

When Jun 23, 2017
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where The Jane S. McKimmon Center 1101 Gorman Street Raleigh, NC
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Join your colleagues to enhance your understanding of Parkinson’s disease at this inter-professional education event for healthcare providers, jointly provided by Wake AHEC and UNC Neurology’s Movement Disorders Center, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. The goal of the conference is to increase access to specialized, high quality care for individuals with Parkinson’s across both UNC Hospitals and greater North Carolina.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants and Rehabilitation Administration

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe symptoms, diagnostic criteria, evaluation and best care practices for patients with Parkinson’s disease in general and for the respective fields of practice.
  • Review evidence-based treatment options for Parkinson’s, including medications, surgical options, exercise and allied health therapies.
  • Discuss the roles of clinicians from multiple healthcare disciplines in the long-term management of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary discussion around individualizing treatment plans for patient cases and recognize care priorities to improve patient quality of life.
  • Increase collaborative efforts between interdisciplinary colleagues and local agencies to build comprehensive care efforts and community resources for Parkinson’s.
  • Identify and validate psychosocial challenges faced by the Parkinson’s disease population such as mood issues, care partner stress, support system and role changes.
  • Identify local, state and national resources available to providers for patient referrals.

This program was made possible from a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation with funds from Moving Day® NC Triangle Walk for Parkinson’s.

UNC Neurology Speakers

  • Bethany Blanchard, MS, OTR/L
  • Nina Browner, MD
  • Elizabeth Buxton, PT, DPT
  • Marie Curtis, MS, OTR/L
  • Amber DePalma, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Susan Keiderling, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Diane Meyer, PT, MSCS
  • Jessica Shurer, LCSW

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