Symposium brings Parkinson’s disease community together


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, with symptoms continuing and worsening over time. Nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease. Actor Michael J. Fox is one of the most prominent people affected by the disorder.

Learn about the latest developments in PD on Saturday, Jan. 25  at the 2014 Annual Parkinson’s Symposium at the Institute for Advanced Medicine. The annual event is an opportunity for the PD community to come together and hear important updates about the disorder, as well as meet others affected by PD.

Topics and speakers include:

“Sexual Health and Parkinson’s Disease”
Dean P. Sutherland, MD, PhD
Director, Southeastern Center for Parkinson Disease
Medical Director, Neuro Challenge Foundation

“Update on Parkinson’s Disease 2014 – The Revolution in High Gear”
Lawrence Elmer, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Gardner-McMaster Parkinson Center
Medical Director, Center for Neurological Health
University of Toledo College of Medicine

“No Bad Days”
Bruce Hamilton
Motivational Speaker

• Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m., welcome is at 8:45 a.m. and the program is 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Jan. 25.

• Cost: $15 per attendee. Please RSVP to the Neuro Challenge Foundation at 941-926-6413 or register online at

• Continuing educating credit is available for physicians and nurses.

The Institute for Advanced Medicine is located 1/2 mile West of I-75 off Clark Rd, at 5880 Rand Blvd.

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