Reframing powerpoint – giving a message that lasts

7 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Most of us assume that if we are asked to ‘give a talk’, we are also being asked to ‘prepare some slides’. Does it follow that the two should house the same information, though? TED talks, arguably some of the best-delivered speeches available online, say that  ‘A single, strong, graphic image or succinct line of […]

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Dr Neil Archibald’s TeesNeuro livestream podcast

16 June, 2020 | Posted in:

On Thursday 18 June at 8pm (BST), the TeesNeuro Podcast by Dr Neil Archibald will be tackling Parkinson’s with Dr Ed Newman, Movement Disorder Consultant in Glasgow and Med Ed guru. Dr Ed Newman is a really great teacher and has a wealth of experience in PD and related disorders. They will be chatting about: […]

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This week’s Star Showcase: the Founding Four

14 September, 2018 | Posted in:

This week’s Star is not one but four people: our Founders Peter Fletcher, Doug MacMahon, David Stewart and Sue Thomas. Their initial idea was to develop a new kind of educational model which would both upskill and support clinicians in their clinical knowledge of Parkinson’s but also see practical changes in service quality and delivery. […]

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Looking back, looking forwards: celebrating 16 years of the Parkinson’s MasterClass

11 July, 2018 | Posted in: ,

This year, we at the Neurology Academy celebrate 16 years since we first launched our original programme: the Parkinson’s MasterClass. Our enthusiasm for neurology education has only grown with the years, and we want to share our own, and our past students’ passion, with you. Looking back The MasterClass began as a discussion among colleagues. […]

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Faculty member featured in the Guardian

9 July, 2018 | Posted in:

One of our faculty members, Dr Neil Archibald, has contributed to the Guardian newspaper’s recent ‘Blood, sweat and tears’ series looking at people’s experience of healthcare. Neil, who was a graduate of the Parkinson’s Academy before moving into the roles of mentor and faculty, shares his personal story with the newspaper. He explains how his […]

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MasterClass Moving On: Academy round up for 2017

12 December, 2017 | Posted in: ,

by Dr Peter Fletcher As the 16th year of our Parkinson’s MasterClass(es) draws to a close it is time to take stock and reflect on 2017: more MasterClasses, more audits and two ‘Firsts’. Add to that NICE publishing new (well nearly new) guidelines, the World Parkinson’s Congress blog and the growing agenda around repurposing drugs and […]

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What do people with Parkinson’s want, what do they need and do health care professionals actually know?

19 June, 2017 | Posted in:

by Dr Peter Fletcher One of the joys of the World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) is meeting people with Parkinson’s (pwp) and their families, carers and significant others. The 4th WPC in September 2016 drew participants from all over the world but specifically it was a huge opportunity to speak with so many from the USA […]

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ANZ e-newsletter in collaboration with ACNR

2 February, 2017 | Posted in: , ,

Parkinson’s Academy has collaborated with Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation (ACNR) to produce a special Australian & New Zealand (ANZ) e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is focused on highlighting the ANZ content that has been published in ACNR, and to publicise local stories and projects of interest to ANZ neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, geriatricians, rehabilitation physicians and […]

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Moving On: Academy round up 2016

13 December, 2016 | Posted in: ,

by Dr Peter Fletcher As 2016 ends it is time to reflect on events from across the year – no not those events (although mentions below). I am thinking about the Parkinson’s MasterClasses we have hosted this year. Quite obviously we strive to improve year on year and evaluations of what has gone before plus […]

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