Parkinson’s symposium for allied health & nurses

Parkinson’s symposium in Tamworth
28th June 2022
World Parkinson’s Congress, Barcelona 2023
5th July 2022

Parkinson’s symposium for allied health & nurses

Parkinson’s symposium for allied health & nurses

This symposium will bring together Australia’s leading Parkinson’s clinicians and academics to discuss recent discoveries and promising pathways for
a better understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and cross discipline collaboration.

Parkinson’s disease is complex and poorly understood. It is thought that Parkinson’s only affects older people and is ‘just the shakes’.
The reality is much different.

  • Parkinson’s is the second most common
    neurological disease in Australia after dementia.
  • 38 Australians are diagnosed with the disease every day.
  • 20% of people living with Parkinson’s are under 50 years old and
  • 10% are diagnosed before the age of 40.
  • The number of people with Parkinson’s has
    increased by 17% in the last six years with costs
    to the community increasing by over 48%.
  • For comparison purposes, the prevalence of Parkinson’s
    is greater than prostate, bowel and many other forms
    of cancer and
  • The total number of people living with Parkinson’s
    is 4 times the number of people suffering with MS.

Proudly brought to you by the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, Rural Fit and Parkinson’s NSW

A full day of education and networking followed by a dinner with keynote speakers

When: 5 November 2022

Where: Mercure Hotel, Scully Park, Kent St Tamworth

Day program
Education for Allied Health & Nurses, including Allied Health & Nursing Students

Time:  8.30am-3.30pm

Cost: $40 per person ($60 per person if you attend both education & dinner)

Health Clinicians Dinner
Dinner & Entertainment for Specialists, GPs, Nurses, Allied Health & all Practice Staff are welcome

Time:  6.30pm-10.30pm

Cost: $40 per person ($60 per person if you attend both education & dinner)

Keynote Speakers: Dr Stephen Duma (Neurologist) & Clyde Campbell

Full program can be downloaded here

Symposium Agenda

Time Clinicians Program Presenter
8.30am Registrations PHN
9.00am Welcome & Acknowledgment of Country MC, Anna Moulder
9.30am Parkinson’s 101 Evelyn Collins
10.00am Developing an integrated, person centred care model in aged care Marguerite Bramble
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Parkinson’s and the practice nurse Rachael Mackinnon
11.30am Living well at home with Parkinson’s disease Genevieve Zelma
12.00pm Experiences with Speak OUT! and Loud Crowd therapies Colleen Kerr
12.30pm Multidisciplinary team Jo Lavelle & Andrew Mahony
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm Get moving and shaking Kathleen Voon
2.15pm Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s disease Dr Natalie Allen
2.45pm Case study with panel discussion Presenters an Clyde Campbell
3.30pm Evaluation & close

Clinicians Dinner

Time Clinicians Program Presenter
5.45pm Registration & pre-dinner drinks
6.30pm Parkinson’s disease &
its management
Dr Stephen Duma
7.30pm Dessert
7.50pm Parkinson’s research &
living with the disease
Clyde Campbell
8.30pm Evaluation & Close
8.35pm Entertainment – local band
Splash Pool
11.00pm Finish

Click here to access the full program including presenter biographies