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Chicago Area Parkinsonís Disease Symposium

For Parents, Families and Friends An Invitation to Learn Saturday, April 6, 2002

What: A day-long seminar on Parkinson's disease
When: Saturday, April 6, 2002 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Ramada Plaza Hotel
6600 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois (NW corner of Mannheim and Higgins Road)
Who: Chicago's leading clinical and research specialists in the field of Parkinson's disease from Northwestern University, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Chicago, plus a guest speaker from Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital.
Ticket Price: The cost to attend is $15 for one person, and $25 for two (parking of approximately $8 is on the attendee). Lunch is included.
Sponsored By: The Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Basic sciences presentations will include:

  • fetal and Stem Cell research
  • drugs under investigation to slow or stop the progression of the disorder
  • the study of genetics, the environment and trauma as possible factors in the development of PD

Clinical presentations will cover:

  • currently available drug treatments
  • Thalamotomy, Pallidotomy and DBS
  • non-pharmacologic treatment options
  • The epidemiology of Parkinson's (who gets it and who doesn't)

A lunchtime presentation by PDF Executive Director, Mr. Robin A. Elliott and National Parkinson Foundation Chapter Manager, Ms. Ruth Hagestuen will discuss plans for the Foundation (and for Chicago specifically) following the upcoming merger.

Confirm your attendance NOW by calling (312) 733-1893

We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express: if paying by check, call to reserve your seats and note that your check must be received by March 22, 2002 to guarantee your attendance.

Speakers' Panel

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's

Paul Carvey, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology

Kathleen Shannon, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosciences

Glenn Stebbis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuropsychology
Department of Neurosciences

Northwestern University

Martha Bohn, Ph.D.
Director, Neurobiology Program
Department of Pediatrics

Tanya Simuni, M.D.
Assistant Prefessor, Department of Neurology
Director, PD and Movement Disorders Center

University of Chicago

Un Jung Kang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology & Physiology

Richard Penn, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery

University of Illinois - Chicago

Melanie Brandabur, M.D.
Director, Movement Disorders Clinic
Department of Neurology

Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit

Jay Gorell, M.D.
Director, Movement Disorders Clinic
Department of Neurology

Source Date: Apr 03 2002