Parkinson Disease Support Group brings World Class Conference to Rome, Georgia

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The 3rd Annual Southeastern Parkinson Disease Conference will be held at Berry College in Rome, Georgia on November 6 - 8, 2008. Nationally and Internationally recognized experts in their fields will present programs on various aspects of living with Parkinson Disease. Early Registration is $75.00 per person. After October 1, 2008 registration will be $100.00 per person. More information is available online at http://www.gaparkinsons.org or by calling 706-413-3264.

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The 3rd Annual Southeastern Parkinson Disease Conference will be held at Berry College in Rome, Georgia on November 6 - 8, 2008. Nationally and Internationally recognized experts in their fields will present programs on various aspects of living with Parkinson Disease. Early Registration is $75.00 per person

WHAT: 3rd Annual Southeastern Parkinson Disease Conference
WHEN: November 6 - 8, 2008
WHERE: Berry College School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Northwest Georgia Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. a chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation is please to announce the 2008 Faculty for the Southeastern Parkinson Disease Conference (SPDC). As of August 25, 2008, the faculty includes:
--    Hayley Carpenter, Director of Outreach, Parkinson's Action Network - Washington,    DC
--    Ken Cater-Birmingham, AL, Parkinson's Advocate
--    Dr. Marion Evatt, MD; Emory University Medial Center, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Alan Freeman, MD; Emory University Medical Center, Atlanta, GA Assistant Professor of Neurology
--    Dr. Joel Greenberg, MD; Savannah Neurology
--    Dr. Robert Gilbert, MD; Peachtree Neurological Associates
--    Marina Gilman, MM, MA, CCC-SLP; Emory Voice Center
--    Kay Mixson Jenkins- Founder Parkinson's in the Park; PAN Georgia State Coordinator, Author
--    JoAnn Leheay, RN; Medtronic Corporation
--    Linda Cooper-O'Leary; Parkinson Disease Advocate, "Milly Award for Outstanding Advocacy" Recipient
--    Dr. Ronald Pfieffer, MD; University of Tennessee-Memphis Medical Center
Director of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Program:
--    Gay Rice, PT; Rice Rehab of Dalton, GA
--    Ronnie Todaro, Director of National Programs, Parkinson Disease Foundation
--    Peggy Willocks- Tennessee, Parkinson Disease Advocate; PAN Tennessee State Coordinator

Program Topics include: "Getting Involved in Clinical Trials", "Medication Management", "Sleep Disorders in Parkinson Disease", "Speech, Voice and Swallowing", "Surgical Treatments", "Non Motor Symptoms of Parkinson Disease" and "Nutrition and Supplementation:.

Registration Fee of $75.00 per person includes admission to all conference programs, lunch on Friday and Saturday, a formal Gala Dinner with live entertainment on Friday night and a "Meet & Greet" reception with heavy appetizers on Thursday night. Registration will increase to $100 per person on October 1st. Attendees can get more information and register at http://www.gaparkinsons.org or by calling 706-413-3264.

The SPDC began as a single day seminar in 2006 with 105 people in attendance. In 2007, the conference was changed to a 2 ½ day program and nearly 200 people from across the United States attended. Attendance is expected to greatly surpass the 2007 numbers.

Host Hotel for the 2008 SPDC is the Country Inns & Suites, HWY 411 E., Rome, GA Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling 706-232-3380. Ask for the "Parkinson Conference" rate.

Sponsors include: National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson Action Network, Parkinson Disease Foundation, Patientslikeme.com, Medtronic, Teva Neurosciences, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, and Boehringer-Ingelhiem.

Contact Information:
James Trussell, President/Chief Volunteer Officer
Northwest Georgia Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
PO Box 3211
Rome, GA 30164
706-413-3264
Email: james @ gaparkinsons.org
Website: http://www.gaparkinsons.org

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