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Published on May 28, 2015

Parkinson's Patients, Caregivers Invited to Free MU Seminar

Parkinson's Seminar

COLUMBIA, Mo. — People with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers are invited to attend the Mid-Missouri Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Caregiver Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 Interstate 70 Drive Southwest in Columbia.

Sponsored by University of Missouri Health Care’s Movement Disorders Program, the seminar will address the latest developments in drug treatment of Parkinson’s disease, the role of deep-brain stimulation, common vision changes, associated skin disorders and the role of support groups.

“This seminar will be of tremendous value to not only individuals with Parkinson’s disease, but also to their friends and family,” said Irving Asher, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the MU School of Medicine and director of MU Health Care’s Movement Disorders Program. “I would encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to gain a better understanding of this common degenerative condition.”

In addition to Asher, presenters at the event include Bokkwan Jun, M.D., a neuro-ophthalmologist at MU Health Care; Thorkild Norregaard, M.D., a neurosurgeon at MU Health Care; James Roller, M.D., a private practice dermatologist in Columbia; and Patsy Dalton, co-facilitator of the Columbia and Lake Ozark Parkinson’s support groups.

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

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