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Houston Physicians Discuss New Discoveries in Parkinson's Disease

April 24, 2002

Houston Physicians Discuss New Discoveries in Parkinson's Disease

Houston VA Medical Center Hosts Conference on May 10

HOUSTON, TX - The Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), a component of the Neurology Care Line at the Houston VA Medical Center (HVAMC), will present a one-day conference "Parkinson's Disease: New Discoveries in Research and Care." The conference will take place Friday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the fourth floor auditorium of the HVAMC located on 2002 Holcombe Blvd.

Among the many speakers are Eugene C. Lai, MD, PhD, neurologist and director of HVAMC PADRECC, and Richard K. Simpson, Jr., MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon. Dr. Lai and Dr. Simpson, staff physicians at the HVAMC and associate professors at Baylor College of Medicine, will discuss the most recent treatment options. Other topics of the seminar include managing rehabilitation, speech, and nutrition problems, adapting to care giving stress, and coping with cognitive changes.

Veterans and their families, the general public, and health care providers are invited to this free seminar. Continuing education credits have been approved for physical therapists and speech-language pathologists and are pending for nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists. For more information, please call Naomi Nelson (713) 794-8938 or Marilyn Trail (713) 794-7287.

Point of Contact: VHAHOU Public Affairs

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