A Closer Look

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.

Parkinson's Action Network Announces Appointment of Four New Board Members

(WASHINGTON, October 1, 2014) – Today, the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) announces the appointment of four new members to the Board of Directors. Learn more.

Join Us for the Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner

On October 1, members of the Parkinson’s community will gather for PAN’s annual Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. Learn more.

Senate Aging Committee Holds Telehealth Roundtable

Last week,  the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a roundtable titled, "Harnessing the Power of Telehealth: Promises and Challenges." Learn more.