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Published on June 02, 2016

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Community Calendar: Parkinson’s Patients, Caregivers Invited to Free MU Seminar

People with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers are invited to attend the Mid-Missouri Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Caregiver Conference. Sponsored by University of Missouri Health Care’s Movement Disorders Program, the seminar will address the latest developments in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

The conference is free and open to the public. Breakfast and light refreshments will be provided.


The conference will be moderated by Irving Asher, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the MU School of Medicine and founding director of MU Health Care’s Movement Disorders Program.

Speakers and discussion topics at the event will include:

  • Néstor Gálvez-Jiménez, MD, chair of the neurology department at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida: “Cure for Parkinson’s Disease — Unicorns and Sea Lions”
  • Pradeep Bollu, MD, and Raghav Govindarajan, MD, assistant professors of neurology at the MU School of Medicine: “Treatment Updates in Parkinson’s Disease — Deep-brain Stimulation and Duopa”
  • Munish Goyal, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the MU School of Medicine: “Sleep Apnea in Parkinson’s Disease”
  • A Rock Steady Boxing demonstration by Mizzou Therapy Services
  • Patsy Dalton, co-facilitator of the Columbia and Lake Ozark Parkinson’s support groups: “Support Groups: Part of our Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Plan”
  • A wrap-up panel discussion by Irving Asher, MD


8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9


The Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest in Columbia


For more information or to register for the conference, please visit