Parkinson ECHO

Clinicians and health professionals who work in primary care, skilled nursing facilities, community-based mental health, and rehabilitation settings are cordially invited to participate in the Parkinson ECHO program, funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation.

This 6-session ECHO series will build the capacity of clinicians and their teams to diagnose and treat Parkinson Disease (PD) and address common issues that occur because of a Parkinson diagnosis.

Topics may include:

  • Differential diagnosis of PD and related conditions

  • Treating motor and non-motor symptoms of PD

  • Cognitive effects of PD, including depression and anxiety

  • Safety concerns and improving team-based care, including fall risks, safety at home, and driving

  • Hospitalization and PD

  • Advanced stage PD medication management and palliative care

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you continuing medical education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits*

  • Share and learn with other clinicians, practices, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists on:

    • The role of team-based care for managing PD patients at all stages

    • How to assess family members for burden and discuss options for support

    • When to refer to rehabilitation therapy and advanced surgical treatments

  • The opportunity to receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers, and build a local care team network

We will select up to 40 clinicians, behavioral health specialists, pharmacists, nurses, or medical assistants who work in primary care, skilled nursing facilities, community-based mental health, and rehabilitation settings. Participants will be chosen to participate based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, ability to commit to attend the sessions, commitment to share the information they learn with others, and willingness to present at least one case. Prescribing clinicians (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA) from primary care practices are especially encouraged to register.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Parkinson ECHO has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine.

This program is registered for MOC through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)



Every other Wednesday, noon - 1 p.m.
January 22 - April 1, 2020


  • Lisa Mann, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., Team Care Coordinator, Education Director, OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Clinic

  • Jeff Kraakevik, M.D., Associate Professor, Movement Disorders Specialist, OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Clinic

  • Jenny Wilhelm, D.P.T., Physical Therapist, Research Coordinator, OHSU Neurological Rehabiliation, OHSU Gait and Balance Lab