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Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts 2024 New Jersey Educational Symposium Presented by the Light of Day Foundation

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts 2024 New Jersey Educational Symposium Presented by the Light of Day Foundation - Bringing Resources and Research Updates to People Living with Parkinson’s

WHAT: The New York New Jersey Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundationwill host the 2024 Educational Symposium in person and virtually on Saturday, March 9 through the generosity of the Presenting Sponsor the Light of Day Foundation. This free program provides updates on research, current treatments and resources to help those living with Parkinson’s have the best quality of life.  In person attendees will be able to participate in a Resource Expo from 11:00am – 12:00pm.  A wide variety of exhibitors will be present to share information about their services and products.  Virtual attendees will join the event at 12:00pm as the formal presentations begin.  Speakers will include: Shannon Drastura, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, NJ; Dave Iverson published author, person with Parkinson’s and former caregiver and Marco Russo, MDPhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology | Movement Disorders, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.

All attendees will be treated to musical entertainment provided by our Presenting Sponsor, the Light of Day Foundation.

WHO:              The event welcomes people with Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and loved ones; and health professionals.

Members of the press are invited to attend this online event and in-person event.

WHEN:            Saturday, March 9, 11:00am – 3:00pm ET

WHERE:         Radisson Hotel Freehold

                        50 Gibson Place

                        Freehold, NJ 07728

Questions? Visit www.parkinson.org/nynjsymposium or Contact Nancy Nealon, nnealon@parkinson.org or 585-743-1266

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About the Parkinson’s Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

 

About Parkinson’s Disease

Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 90,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone.

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