Parkinson's Disease: Mobility For Pd Patients
On March 28, 2011, the Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF) will host its annual spring educational conference in Tampa, Florida. The conference is a unique educational opportunity for Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, families, and caregivers to learn about the latest advances in PD research, medication, and treatment innovations that greatly improve quality of life.
- Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (1888PressRelease) March 18, 2011 - PARKINSON'S DISEASE: NEUROPROTECTION AND DRUGS OF THE FUTURE
FIFTH ANNUAL PRF PARKINSON'S DISEASE CONFERENCE
Mobility for PD Patients
Tampa Westshore Marriott Tampa, Florida
Monday, March 28, 2011
Program chair: Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos
On March 28, 2011, the Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF) will host its annual spring educational conference in Tampa, Florida. The conference is a unique educational opportunity for Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, families, and caregivers to learn about the latest advances in PD research, medication, and treatment innovations that greatly improve quality of life. The conference also provides an open forum for patients and caregivers to share their concerns and successes with Parkinson's experts, and each other.
PRF announced that the 2011 spring educational conference features mobility expert Jeanne Csuy, a notable educator in the movement disorder field. Ms Csuy received her Master's of Science in Health Education from Gulf Coast University in 2005. In 2008, she collaborated with John Argue, to create the "Parkinson's Disease & Activities of Daily Living" DVD. This DVD offers solutions to everyday difficulties faced by Parkinson's patients, including techniques to transition from sitting to standing, bed mobility exercises, and walking techniques that help minimize falls. Ms. Csuy told PRF her main goal in creating the DVD was to "help patients take back their strength."
"There's something empowering about regaining your skills you thought you'd lost," Ms. Csuy told Parkinson's patients in a recent mobility presentation, "Don't let anyone do something for you that you can do yourself, maintaining that physical capability offers you a mental toughness that is essential for enduring Parkinson's disease." Ms. Csuy provides community education to healthcare professionals and Parkinson's patients. She is the Hope Parkinson Program Coordinator and credited with developing several community programs designed to assist Parkinson's patients in Southwest Florida.
The spring educational conference will have general session presentations, including Ms. Cusy's Mobility Presentation, beginning in the morning followed by breakout workshops in the afternoon, exhibition sessions during the sponsored snack breaks, and a question and answer session at the end of every speaker's session.
Morning Sessions will include:
• Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's disease
• Treatments of the Future
Afternoon Workshops include:
• Voice Aerobics TM
• Dance for Parkinson's disease
About the Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF)
The Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF) is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's patients with access to research, education, information and advocacy. PRF distinguishes itself from other Parkinson organizations by focusing on education and awareness, not only for patients, but also for families and caregivers. PRF explores a variety of issues affecting the care and treatment of Parkinson's disease, with a goal of bringing new advances in treatment to the forefront by, making this knowledge widely available through seminars and conferences.
The money raised by PRF funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that support the over one million people with Parkinson's disease in communities across America.
For more information about PRF or to register for this March 28, 2011 conference, please contact Ms. Rosa Seminario at rseminario ( @ ) parkinsonresearchfoundation dot org or call (800) 869-1551 ext. 0. Thank you for your interest and support.