A Closer Look

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.

Looking Forward to Working With You

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new CEO of the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN). I have a bit of history with PAN in that PAN and my former employer, the National MS Society, are critical allies and partners in DC. I've had the pleasure of working with many of the PAN staff, including the former CEO Amy Comstock Rick, on issues of common concern like medical research funding, telehealth, and the need to establish a registry or surveillance system for people with Parkinson's and MS. Learn more.

Congress Passes CR to Fund Government

Congress has passed a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through December 11. The CR was necessary to avoid a government shutdown. Learn more.

PAN Participates in Rally for Medical Research

PAN joined hundreds of advocates for the second annual Rally for Medical Research on Capitol Hill on Thursday, September 18. Learn more.

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

PAN is joining Nonprofit VOTE and many other organizations to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014. Learn more.