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Public invited to Oct. 5 Omaha conference on Parkinson's disease

The American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Nebraska will host its first conference in Omaha.

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Nebraska will host its first conference titled, “Advances with Parkinson’s: Reasons for Optimism,” on Friday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DC Center, 11830 Stonegate Drive.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Suggested donation is $20 to cover the cost of food.

Topics will include advances in treatment, disease management, nutrition, exercise and caregiving. Ten health professionals will speak, including a nationally recognized expert in Parkinson’s disease, Lawrence Elmer, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Neurological Disorders at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

For more information or to register, contact Karen Anderson at (402) 559-8839, karen.anderson@unmc.edu or download a form online and mail it. A registration form can be downloaded at http://www.unmc.edu/neurologicalsciences/docs/Parkinsons_Symposium_2012.pdf. Registration deadline is Oct. 2.

The APDA Information and Referral Center is housed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Neurological Sciences and works in cooperation with the Nebraska Chapter of the APDA.

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Vicky Cerino
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-5190
vcerino@unmc.edu