Educational symposium offers latest in Parkinson's research, treatment

2013-04-01T00:00:00Z Educational symposium offers latest in Parkinson's research, treatmentBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
April 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | NWI Parkinsons Inc. will host its fifth annual Educational Symposium on Parkinson this month, inviting patients and other interested people to a day of valuable programs.

"We have an information-packed line-up of speakers at this year's event," said organizer Elizabeth Woodbury.

The symposium will once again be held at Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. 30. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. April 20 and the program ends about 2:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple, which includes one caregiver, family member, or friend, and ijcludes a continental breakfast, luncheon, and all materials.

Send a check or credit card information by April 12 to: Elizabeth Fashions, 748 E. U.S. 30, Schererville, IN, 46375. Make checks payable to: NWI Parkinsons. For more information, call Woodbury at (219) 322-8772 or Madeline Wilson at (219) 662-1162.

Speakers include Dr. Jennifer Goldman from Rush Medical Center in Chicago; Dr. Cindy Zadikoff and Martha Bohn, Ph.D., both from Northwestern University in Chicago; Dr. Tao Xie from the University of Chicago; Dr. Arif Dalvi, formerly of the University of Chicago and director of Movement Disorders at NorthShore University; Dr. Jennifer Pallone from The Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers of Northwest Indiana; plus several other health care speakers and exercise specialists.

"Their topics will cover the latest in Parkinson medications and treatments, memory issues, stem cell research, deep brain stimulation, gene therapy, voice therapy, sleep disorders, the value of exercise, and types of exercise available in our area," Woodbury added.

This event is for Parkinson patients, caregivers, family members, health care professionals, and the general public. Continuing Education credits are available.

"In the past, we have had attendees from as far away as Michigan, Illinois, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, and NWI Parkinsons Inc. is very proud to be able to offer this symposium to our community," Woodbury said.

 

 

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