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UofL Physicians to host symposium on Parkinson’s disease for patients, families

by Tiffany Meredith, UofL Physicians manager of public relations last modified Apr 11, 2014 01:35 PM

University of Louisville Physicians will be hosting a symposium on Parkinson’s disease designed for patients and their families on Thursday, May 8.

The UofL Physicians Parkinson’s Disease Spring Symposium will be held at the Rudd Heart and Lung Center’s Conference Center at 220 Abraham Flexner Way in Louisville. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m.

Speakers from the interdisciplinary team at UofL Physicians – Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, a practice within UofL Physicians – Neurosciences, will provide an overview of new developments in Parkinson’s disease and treatment options, with a focus on neuromodulation therapies. 

Later in the program, there will be two breakout sessions: “Living with Deep Brain Stimulation” and “Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Considerations in Parkinson’s Disease.” At 7 p.m., there will be an “Ask the Experts” panel discussion.

Registration is free, but RSVP is required. There are three ways to register:

·        Email UofL Physicians@ULP.org. Write “Parkinson’s Disease Spring Symposium” in the subject line, and in the body of the email, write your name, address, telephone number and email address.

·        Mail a note with “Parkinson’s Disease Spring Symposium” and your name, address and telephone number to UofL Physicians – Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Frazier Rehab, 220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 606, Louisville, KY 40202.

·        Call 502-582-7469.

UofL Physicians – Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is committed to advancing the science relating to the disorders, and to finding the best treatment options to improve the lives of patients who suffer from them.

 

Speakers at the May 8 symposium will be:

·         Kathrin LaFaver, MD, assistant professor of neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, University of Louisville

·         Michael C. Park, MD, PhD, director of Functional Neurosurgery and Pain, assistant professor of neurosurgery, University of Louisville

·         Kara Lonser, PsyD, assistant professor and clinical neuropsychologist, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville

·         Colleen D. Knoop, nurse practitioner, Division of Movement Disorders, University of Louisville

·         Abbey Roach, PhD, director of Psychology and Neuropsychology at Frazier Rehab Institute

·         Brandon Dennis, PsyD,  neuropsychologist at Frazier Rehab Institute

About University of Louisville Physicians

 

University of Louisville Physicians is the largest multispecialty physician practice in the Louisville region, with nearly 600 primary care and specialty physicians in more than 78 specialties and subspecialties. Our doctors are the professors and researchers of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, teaching tomorrow’s physicians and leading research into medical advancements. Learn more at www.uoflphysicians.com.

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