Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Public invited to Parkinsonís disease forum

Free event set for Saturday in Sun Valley


By REBECCA MEANY
Express Staff Writer

Parkinson's disease experts will be in Sun Valley on Saturday, March 10, for a free, informational public seminar.

As part of the Parkinson's Disease Education Series, sponsored by the University of Utah Health Care Clinical Neurosciences Center, the seminar this Saturday will update attendees on research, treatment and clinical care for Parkinson's disease sufferers, their families and health care providers.

Speakers will be Dr. Lauren Schrock and Dr. David Shprecher from the University of Utah and Dr. Kenneth Brait from St. Luke's Hailey Clinic.

The presenters will provide updates on how Parkinson's disease and related disorders are diagnosed and managed.

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"Just as drug therapy transformed the treatment of Parkinson's disease 40 years ago, new techniques of electronic treatment to the brain by way of deep brain stimulation are extending the productive years of Parkinson's patients," Brait said. "We will be discussing the interplay between the pharmacologic and electronic therapies."

Shprecher said the group will highlight ongoing research, including their own, designed to advance treatment of Parkinson's disease.

A question-and-answer session will follow their presentations.

The event will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Sun Valley Inn. Refreshments will be provided.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Shawna Venable at Shawna.Venable@hsc.utah.edu or 801-585-1311.

Rebecca Meany: rmeany@mtexpress.com

When and where

The free Parkinson's Disease Education presentation is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, from 1-3 p.m. at the Sun Valley Inn. RSVPs are encouraged: Shawna.Venable@hsc.utah.edu or 801-585-1311.

More information

To learn more about University of Utah Health Care Clinical Neurosciences Center, visit www.utahmovementdisorders.com.




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