Symposium on Parkinson

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The Tenth Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 16 in Hardin Hall at the Memphis Botanic Garden located at 750 Cherry Road.

The Tenth Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 16 in Hardin Hall at the Memphis Botanic Garden located at 750 Cherry Road.

Aimed at individuals with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, family members and friends, the seminar will provide information on new treatments and current research being conducted on the disease.

Following is an outline of the day’s events:

8:30 to 9 a.m. Registration — Coffee and Juice
9 to 9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:10 to 9:55 a.m. “New Developments in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease”
David Riley, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology at the Case School of Medicine and Director of the Movement Disorders Division at the University Hospitals of Cleveland
10 to 10:45 a.m. “Disorders of Skin & Body: Temperature Regulation in Parkinson’s Disease”
Mark LeDoux, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology at UT Health Science Center
10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Refreshments & Break
11:15 to noon “Caregiving: The Relationship and Management Challenges”
Rita Hagestuen
Director of Field Services for the National Parkinson’s Foundation in Miami, Florida
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

Fees, which include refreshments, are $15 for individual registrations and $10 for each accompanying registration. Registration information should be sent to: UTHSC Department of Neurology, Attn: PD Symposium, 855 Monroe Ave., Room 415, Memphis, TN 38163-4901.The deadline to register is Friday, October 8. For more information, contact: 685-1566.

Conducted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Neurology, the symposium is sponsored by Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer.