Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers
National VA Parkinson's Disease Consortium
The National VA Parkinson's Disease Consortium:
History & Mission
To support the provision of optimal care for veterans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders through professional education, collaboration and advocacy.
The Consortium was launched in April 2003 with approximately 75 VA clinicians selected from across the VA Healthcare System. In September, 2006 the concept of a “Consortium Center Network” was created and presented at a national conference held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since that time, the Consortium continues to hold bi-annual conferences. These national gatherings have solidified the purpose and impact of the Network through the provision of education, training, and professional networking.
The established Consortium Centers ensure accessibility and continuity of specialized care for veterans afflicted by parkinsonism, regardless of locality. These Centers offer movement disorder clinics staffed by a movement disorder specialist or a neurology clinician. Together, the PADRECCs and Consortium Centers create a hub and spoke model of care that is thus far unprecedented in the VA system. Veterans who cannot access direct care at a PADRECC facility can be evaluated and treated at the closest Consortium Center in their region. Click here to locate a Consortium Center. The National VA Parkinson’s Disease Consortium is a distinguished society of VA providers who are deeply committed to veterans living with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. The PADRECCs and Consortium proudly promote the VA as a leader in the international Parkinson community.
Consortium Center Designation
Membership Application (please email the completed form to Dawn McHale, National Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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