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Parkinson`s Disease:New Hope Educational Conference

10-29-2010 09:22 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE: NEW HOPE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

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The Parkinson Research Foundation is proud to announce that Dr. James Schumacher will be speaking about advances in surgery at our fourth annual New Hope for Parkinson’s conference on November 1st in Boca Raton. Dr. Schumacher is an internationally known expert in the field of neurosurgical treatment of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. He has an extensive background and experience in neurotransplantation, pallidotomy, thalamotomy, and deep brain stimulation. His practice is located in Sarasota/ Venice, Florida and in addition to his practice; he also is Co-Director of the Neuroregeneration Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. It is an honor to have Dr. Schumacher speak and to help educate patients and their caregivers.

This 1-day program will feature generalized presentations from some of the best in the field discussing an array of topics involving Parkinson’s disease. Each speaker will talk about their expertise and engage patients in questions and answer sessions following each session. The topics to be included in the conference are listed below.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include:

• Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
• Wii-habilitation
• Treating Parkinson’s disease, l-dopa to stem cells
• Future Hope for Parkinson’s Disease
• Use It or Lose It
• Advances in Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease
• Voice Aerobics
• Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease
• How do Support Groups Help

About the Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF)

The Parkinson Research Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's disease research, information and advocacy. The mission of PRF is to help cure Parkinson's disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. To fulfill this mission, the Parkinson Research Foundation will fund research, publish scientific findings, provide funding for information and other services to people with Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. PRF also expects to be actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with Parkinson's disease.
The money raised by PRF funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over one million people with Parkinson's disease in communities across America.
For more information about PRF or to register for this November 01, 2010 Conference, please contact Ms. Rosa Seminario at rseminario@parkinsonresearchfoundation.org or call (800) 869-1551 ext. 0. Thank you for your interest and support.

The Parkinson Research Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's disease research, information and advocacy. The mission of PRF is to help cure Parkinson's disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. To fulfill this mission, the Parkinson Research Foundation will fund research, publish scientific findings, provide funding for information and other services to people with Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. PRF also expects to be actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with Parkinson's disease.
The money raised by PRF funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over one million people with Parkinson's disease in communities across America.

Parkinson Research Foundation
8586 Potter Park Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238

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