PARKINSON’S CONFERENCE TO HIGHLIGHT INNOVATIVE THERAPIES AND QUALITY OF LIFE

SARASOTA, Fla., September 28, 2012 — Nationally recognized researchers and clinicians, including fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD and world-renowned neurosurgeon, James M. Schumacher, MD will present at this year’s Parkinson Research Foundation “Move It with Parkinson’s” educational conference on October 13. The conference will allow attendees to participate and interact with presenters on subjects ranging from medical and surgical therapy advances, to empowerment, nutrition, voice exercises, dance and other proactive ways to keep your body, mind and spirit up and moving with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease affects approximately 7,500 people in Sarasota and the surrounding communities. The Parkinson Research Foundation has presented annual educational conferences on a state-wide level since 2007. The conference will be held in the Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, October 13, 2012 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. A $20 per person donation is suggested with scholarships available. For more details and to register, visit  www.ParkinsonResearchFoundation.org or call 941-893-4389.

The Parkinson Research Foundation is a national nonprofit health organization. The mission of the organization is to cure Parkinson’s and to improve the lives of those living with the disease through education, support and advocacy. To fulfill this mission, the Parkinson Research Foundation funds research, publishes scientific findings, and provides funding for informational and other services to people with Parkinson’s, as well as their caregivers, families and healthcare professionals.

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