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Movement Disorder Series  

The Movement Disorder Series-Webinars are designed to provide VHA healthcare professionals with current practice standards and emerging trends in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Continuing education credits are provided for live webinars. Click here for the Movement Disorder series page. 

Free Patient Education Material
PADRECC clinicans and Consortium members can order bulk supply of FREE patient education resources from The Parkinson's Foundation:

To order education resources directly from PF check out the Ordering FREE Resources Instruction Sheet.

Professional Education

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Parkinson's Foundation Digital Resources for VA Health Professionals Treating Veterans with Parkinson's Disease PF offers a wide range of online training and education resources

Parkinson's Foundation Team Training Program: teaches medical professionals from diverse disciplines the best techniquies in PD care, CMEs offered 

Parkinson's Foundation Learning Lab: learn and apply best-care Parkinson's knowledge through PF's multiple in -depthn accredited and non-accredited online training courses designed for health professionals

VHA National Desktop Library: available to staff VA-wide that provides full-text access to clinical textbooks, journals and databases.

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is a world-wide professional society invested in providing educational programs designed to advance scientific and clinical knowledge about movement disorders, and promotes research into the causes, prevention and treatment of same.

American Academy of Neurology


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VA primary care providers or neurologists can refer veterans with movement disorder related issues to a PADRECC or Consortium Center using an inter-facility consult (IFC).
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Clinical Tools

Parkinson's Disease Quick Reference Guide for Initiating Therapy-Pocket Card

2024 revised Parkinson's Disease Program and Clinical Guide

Clinical Indications for the Use of Dopaminergic Functional Imaging

Hoehn & Yahr Staging

Schwab & England

United Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS)

Patient Motor Diary

DBS in PD Fact Sheet

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) - Instructions and Test Forms

Prune Whip Recipe

Osteoporosis Information Sheet

National VA PD Consortium
The Consortium offers peer networking, mentorship, education and training. For VA clinicians with interest and expertise in movement disorders go to membership information.


PADRECC/Consortium Conferences

Jan. 2021, Virtual
Sept 2016, Portland, OR
Sept 2010, San Francisco, CA
Sept 2008, Pittsburgh, PA

The VA Parkinson Report

A newsletter for the PADRECCs and the National VA PD Consortium.

The Transmitter

A bi-monthly electronic newsletter for the PADRECCs and National VA PD Consortium.