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Parkinson's Disease Seminars   Group of doctors discussing a case
Please visit our Veteran's page for links to our past Parkinson's Disease Seminars.

National Resources  

Click here to see national PADRECC resources for professionals.

Includes schedule of upcoming Movement Disorders Series audio presentations, professional education resources, national PADRECC newsletters, clinical tools and a link for free patient information materials.

SCAN-ECHO – VA provider to provider education: Deep Brain Stimulation Case Studies  

VA providers interested in San Francisco PADRECC’s Deep Brain Stimulation Scan-Echo, can call direct to program manager, Shawn Green 1-415-221-4810 x24485 or the Parkinson’s Center at (415) 379-5530.  Sessions are 60-90 minutes, discussing topics such as patient selection, tailoring the target based on symptomatology, DBS programming stratgems, and case studies.   You can submit your own case for discussion.  

Monday, October 30, 2017- "How to talk to patients about DBS Surgery" at 11:00am HST/ 2:00pm PST/ 3:00m MST/ 4:00pm CST/ 5:00pm EST

You can attend either of these ways:
(1) Video teleconference/Cisco Jabber (recommended method) Dial in number is 99021666
(2) Via telephone (for audio feed) and Microsoft Lync Meeting (for video feed). Telephone dial in number (916) 274-3900 x99019666.  Microsoft Lync meeting: https://meet.RTC.VA.GOV/

Scan-Echo is the acronym for Specialty Care Access Network – Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes. It represents an extension of VA video health care beyond treating individual patients. Scan-echo’s goal is to generate expertise across practices and extend specialty care to those who need it.

Susan Heath, MSN, RN of the San Francisco PADRECC hosts the monthly Deep Brain Stimulation program. Scan-Echo is a novel way of connecting VA providers around the country in a 90 minute collaborative and educational session using video technology.

The videoteleconferencing (Vtel) system allows attendees to see each other and communicate live as if ‘rounding’ in a single location. The program goal is to offer high-quality clinical experience for VA clinicians who wish to increase their expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation patient management. The sessions are designed to discuss clinical management strategies for implanted DBS patients. Topics include patient selection, tailoring the target based on symptomatology and programming stratagems. 

Please join us, you are very welcome.