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Registration Now Open for 6th Annual Parkinson’s Conference

June 9, 2017
Registration Now Open for 6th Annual Parkinson’s Conference

Louisiana’s largest Parkinson’s Disease Conference returns to the C.B. Pennington, Jr. Building in Baton Rouge on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The annual conference offers in-depth presentations on Parkinson’s disease research and treatment options for those living with and combating the disease.

In 2017, the Parkinson’s conference welcomes speakers from the Michael J. Fox Foundation and The NeuroMedical Center, plus motivational speakers with direct Parkinson’s experience.  The day-long event has always been offered free of charge to community members thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals. Since its inaugural year in 2012, The NeuroMedical Center has proudly served as an event sponsor.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. As many as 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 more are diagnosed each year.  It’s estimated that Louisiana has one of the highest incidence rates in the nation, with Parkinson’s affecting more than 65,000 individuals. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.

Dr. Gerald J. Calegan, along with fellow NeuroMedical Center movement disorder specialists, Dr. B. Glenn Kidder and Dr. Rebecca E. Whiddon, are actively leading Parkinson’s disease research at the Baton Rouge campus, overseeing several ongoing clinical trials. Dr. Calegan will serve as one of the event’s main speakers. Additionally, The NeuroMedical Center’s Outpatient Therapy team has prepared a special presentation on the latest practice therapies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Parkinson’s conference. Click here to reserve your spot.

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