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Fall 2002 Metro Series

The PDF is pleased to announce its Fall series of educational meetings for patients and their families living in or visiting the NY, CT and NJ areas. These meetings are open to all interested in Parkinsonís disease and there is no cost to attend. Unless otherwise noted, all speakers are from Columbia University.

Reservations are required so please call Ms. Renay Crooms at 800-457-6676 to confirm your attendance.

Friday, September 20, 2 pm to 4 pm South Nassau Communities Hospital Albert Conference Room 2445 Oceanside Road Oceanside, NY (RSVP by Friday, September 13th)

Speakers will include Reina Benabou, M.D., Ph.D. who will discuss medical therapies for the treatment of PD and Juliette Harris, Ph.D. whose topic is ďDoes Genetics have a Role in PD?Ē

Wednesday, October 9, 1:30 to 3:30 pm First Congregational Church 108 Soundbeach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 06830 (RSVP BY Thursday, October 3rd)

Cheryl Waters, M.D. will talk about PD and the importance of clinical trials while Lory Alcala, MSW, CSW will host a question and answer session on how social service workers can be of help.

Thursday, November 21, 11 am to 1:30 pm The Temple Emanu-el 756 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ (RSVP by Friday, November 15th) On this day, Blair Ford, M.D. and Linda Winfield, RN will provide current information on medical and surgical interventions in the treatment of PD.

Friday, December 6, 10 am to noon Helen Hayes Hospital Auditorium Route 9W West Haverstraw, NY (RSVP by Friday, November 29th) Todayís speakers, Drs. Rosella Cavaliere (Helen Hayes Hosptial) and Paul Green will respectively discuss rehabilitation strategies and medication options for the treatment of PD.

Source Date: Aug 23 2002