|One of the most important steps towards living well with Parkinson's is to seek out opportunities to learn about the disease symptoms, treatments and coping techniques. Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) offers many ways to improve your knowledge and understanding. Be sure to check our calendar to see when our next program will be!
Below are a few of the educational opportunities offered throughout the year:
Click here for a calendar of upcoming programs and events or call Parkinson's Resources to learn more about opportunities to enhance your knowledge and understanding of this complex disease! If you would like to receive regular program updates and announcements be sure to sign up for both the e-newsletter, and bi-monthly mail edition!
- Lunchtime Lecture Series
We have partnered with The Oregon Clinic Providence Center for Parkinson Disease and Northwest Neurological Specialists to offer free, monthly presentations alternating locations at Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland. These programs cover a variety of topics, focusing on the issues that are of greatest interest to people living with PD.
- Advanced Stage Family Caregiver Training
This 3-part workshop is designed to provide family caregivers with information about advanced stage Parkinson's disease, including tools and resources for communication and care management. This program is offered several times a year throughout the state.
- Patient Empowerment Lectures
Presentations designed to empower people living with Parkinson's to be informed healthcare consumers. Featuring local and regional experts, the Patient Empowerment Lectures are offered twice a year.
- PD 101
PRO staff can be scheduled visit your community and provide a general informational session about Parkinson's, treatment options, and resources available. This program is a great way to help build awareness and visibility of Parkinson's disease.
- PRO Annual Conference
Educate. Inspire. Empower. The Annual Parkinson's Disease Education conference is held each Spring and features a key note presentation and a variety of break out sessions with something of interest to everyone. Click Here for details for Educate. Inspire. Empower. 2010.