Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Presents National Online Seminar on Managing the Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s on Tuesday, March 11

Expert Information for People Touched by Parkinson’s Disease and Health Professionals

WHAT:  “Managing the Motor Symptoms in PD” is the fourth in a series of six interactive online and phone seminars, or PD ExpertBriefings, hosted by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).  It will provide strategies for managing the varied motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, including tremor, slowness of movement and dystonia. Health care professionals may apply for continuing education credits.

WHO:  The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) supports the scientific research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people who are touched by Parkinson’s disease.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested more than $142 million in research, education and advocacy programs.  This PD ExpertBriefing will be presented by Sotirios A. Parashos, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist with the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and the Clinical Research Lead at the Struthers Parkinson's Center, in Minneapolis, MN.

WHY: As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder for which there is no cure.  The primary motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, such as tremor, slowness of movement, limb stiffness and postural instability may affect daily quality of life and can contribute to an increased risk in falls.  This PD ExpertBriefing will provide participants with practical strategies for managing and coping with the varied motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 11, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.
WHERE:  Participants can view the PD ExpertBriefing online through PDF’s website or listen via phone, using a unique toll-free number provided at registration.

HOW:  To participate in this seminar online or by phone, visit www.pdf.org/parkinsononline or contact PDF at (800) 457-6676.  Pre-registration is highly recommended.  Online viewers will be able to ask Dr. Parashos questions during the second half of the seminar.

CEUs:  Continuing education credits are available for health care professionals through PDF's sponsorship of the American Society on Aging.  Participants have up until 30 days to view the seminar and apply online for CEUs.

For more information about PD ExpertBriefings, contact the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at (800) 457-6676, info@pdf.org, or www.pdf.org.


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