Parkinson's disease focus of April 20 event

2013-03-25T20:00:00Z 2013-03-26T12:00:03Z Parkinson's disease focus of April 20 eventDiane Poulton Times Correspondent
March 25, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

*HOBART | The NWI Parkinson’s Association will host its fifth annual educational symposium April 20 at Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. 30.

Registration begins at 8:15 am. The program ends about 2:30 p.m.

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

Speakers include Dr. Jennifer Goldman, of Rush Medical Center; Martha Bohn, Ph.D.; Dr. Cindy Zadikoff, of Northwestern University; Dr. Tao Xie of the University of Chicago; Dr. Arif Dalvi, formerly of the University of Chicago and director of movement disorders at NorthShore University; and Dr. Jennifer Pallone, of The Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers of Northwest Indiana.

Topics will cover the latest in Parkinson's 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.

This event is for Parkinson's patients, caregivers, family members, health care professionals and the  public. Continuing education credits are available for attending.

Registration is open through April 12. For information, call Elizabeth Woodbury at (219) 322-8772 or Madeline Wilson at (219) 662-1162.

*Editor's note:This story has been corrected from an earlier version. Because of incorrect information The Times received, the story in Tuesday print editions listed the incorrect date for the symposium.

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