Parkinson’s Awareness Week has come and gone, it’s almost June so it must be the start of our Parkinson’s Academy MasterClass season.
Our Advanced MasterClass kicks off on Tuesday 7 June for 3 days and its 26 participants feature a rich mix of experienced clinicians from the specialties of Care of the Elderly, Specialist Nursing, Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry and Pharmacy. As ever the teaching Faculty is drawn from a similar breadth of professions which like those of our participants, have at their core, working with people with Parkinson’s. Meanwhile our Foundation MasterClass in September 2016 is fully booked and we are now taking bookings for March 2017.
Further developments are also featured below to which I would add two that occur on a less than annual basis! The first is the World Parkinson's Congress this September, and this year see the launch of safinamide...
New pathway maps out referral process for non-oral treatments
A new best practice pathway for the use of non-oral treatments in Parkinson’s has been devised by clinicians to make the referral process for these therapies more explicit.
Non-oral therapy regional roadshows
We are launching a series of regional roadshows which explore the new guideline pathway in detail, giving clinicians a road-map for the use of non-oral therapies (apomorphine, intestinal levodopa gel infusion (Duodopa) and deep brain stimulation).
The first roadshows will be held in:
More dates and locations to be announced soon.
- Newcastle, 3 October 2016
- Manchester, October 2016 (date TBC)
- Birmingham, November 2016 (date TBC)
Our track record of success
During Parkinson's Awareness Week 2016 we highlighted why the innovative, interactive learning style at the Parkinson’s Academy sets it apart and how the inter-module projects carried out by its graduates are changing the face of Parkinson's care.
Foundation MasterClass course dates
The next Foundation MasterClass is being held in March 2017. The course is designed for non-final year registrars, SpRs, Parkinson’s nurses within the first 18 months of post, pharmacists, clinical fellows and clinical lecturer.
Berlin 2016: the clock is ticking
The 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders takes place in Berlin this year in just a few weeks. Many of our faculty and graduates from the MasterClass programme will be there - let us know if we will see you there, or if you would like to meet to discuss the Academy in more detail.