A Closer Look

PAN Advocates Participate in a Roundtable on Caregiving

On October 22, New Jersey Assistant State Directors Lisa Paillex Griffin and Joe Narciso participated in a roundtable on caregiving hosted by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) in Englewood, New Jersey. Learn more.

PAN Thanks the New Orleans Area Parkinson's Community!

The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) wants to thank everyone who donated to or participated in another successful Louisiana Walks for Parkinson’s on October 18. Learn more.

Parkinson’s Action Network Applauds Caregiver Bill

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2014) – The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) applauds the In-Home Caregiver Assessment Resources and Education Act or In-Home CARE Act, announced today by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). Learn more.

Tell 10 Friends about PAN

We need your help. This month, we are asking you – an advocate and supporter – to ask 10 people to sign up for emails from the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). Learn more.

Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Begins October 15

Open enrollment for Medicare, including Part D prescription drug coverage, begins October 15 and runs through December 7, 2014. The enrollment process will remain the same as it has in previous years. Coverage for enrollees begins January 1, 2015. Learn more.

NIEHS to Hold Parkinson's Planning Conference in November

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), in partnership with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), is holding a two-day conference on advancing research in Parkinson’s disease November 3-4 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Learn more.

Telehealth Study Needs Clinical Trial Participants

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is looking for participants for a year-long clinical trial on telehealth, also known as telemedicine. Learn more.

Recess Toolkit Updated

The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) has updated and modified its Recess Toolkit to help you coordinate advocacy activities at any point throughout the year when your Members of Congress return home to their states and districts. Learn more.

PAN CEO Attends White House BRAIN Initiative Meeting and Conference

On Sept. 30, Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) CEO Ted Thompson attended a meeting, in which PAN was one of just a few patient advocacy groups present, and a conference about the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Learn more.

Udall Award Dinner Was a Success

Nearly 300 were in Washington, DC on Oct. 1 for the 2014 Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner. The night was a great success and raised critical funds for the Parkinson’s Action Network and for the PAN Forum Scholarship Fund. Learn more.