Northwestern's Comprehensive Care Model - Education and Support Groups

Education and Support Groups

The Center offers a variety of support groups and educational opportunities throughout the year. A listing of our Center-sponsored support groups can be found in the Calendar and Support Group section on this site. For information about other movement disorder support groups in the Chicago metropolitan area, please call our Information and Education office at 312/503-4397.

Every October, the Center offers an annual patient-caregiver-community symposium on Parkinson's disease. These conferences are free and open to the public. Speakers include our own physicians and team members as well as other national experts. Content always spans the spectrum from the latest medical advances and research to the day-to-day practicalities and personal experiences of living with Parkinson's disease.

In addition, our Social Worker and Physical Therapist frequently give in-service training in Parkinson's disease and movement disorders to homemaker agencies, long-term care staffs, senior centers, and assisted living residents. Our physicians conduct Grand Rounds in many different hospitals and VA sites, and are frequent speakers at national and international conferences.

For more information on current speaking engagements, please call 312/503-4397.

Comprehensive Care Model