More about the Academy speakers and sessions

02 Sep 2015

The Parkinson’s Academy draws on a team of expert professionals with a rich blend of skills in treating and managing patients with Parkinson’s.Many of our speakers have a background in both clinical and research work, and so bring to bear both their practical experience as well as their knowledge about the evidence base for managing Parkinson’s.With speakers from a wide range of areas, such as psychiatry, palliative care, and deep brain stimulation, the Masterclasses provide broad training for any professional with an interest in honing their Parkinson’s knowledge and skills. The Advanced Masterclass (previously known as the classic) also has a focus on service development, and our presenting clinicians share their own frank experiences of setting up a local Parkinson’s service.Sessions are delivered in groups of between 20 and 30, with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. Speakers make particular use of video and case histories to enable delegates to explore advanced questions about Parkinson’s care.Click here to watch the videos.

'The things you can't get from the books'

Parkinson's Academy, our original and longest running Academy, houses 19 years of inspirational projects, resources, and evidence for improving outcomes for people with Parkinson's. Led by co-founder and educational director Dr Peter Fletcher, the Academy has a truly collegiate feel and prides itself on delivering 'the things you can't get from books' - a practical learning model which inspires all Neurology Academy courses.