PARKINSON’S DISEASE – diagnosis and management

Wednesday 24th May
6:30 – 8:45 pm

Thirty-two Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every day, and nationwide around 80,000 people live with this debilitating disease, making the prevalence of Parkinson’s in our communities greater than prostate, bowel and many other forms of cancer.

Currently there is no definitive test to diagnose Parkinson’s and no cure. There are, however, effective diagnostic strategies, treatments and therapy options that can help manage symptoms, so people with Parkinson’s disease can continue to enjoy many years of independent and productive lives.

Dr Kate Cotter – Geriatrician, will make a presentation regarding Parkinson’s Disease Management with a particular focus on the challenges of dealing with older patients, followed by a Q&A.

Professor Scott Whyte – Neurologist/Geriatrician, will then present a case study and lead a discussion ranging around the key issues raised.

Associate Professor Denis Crimmins – Neurologist, will chair the evening.

The presentations should prove valuable for:

  • GP’s
  • Geriatricians
  • Rehabilitationists
  • Parkinson Disease Care workers

The evening will commence at 6:30 pm and a lite supper and drinks will be provided. The presentation will begin at 6:55 p.m. and close at 8:45 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to ask question of the panel and to meet the presenters individually.

WHEN: Wednesday 24th May, 6:30 – 8:45 pm.
WHERE: Element Building, Suite 2, Level 1, 200 Central Coast Highway, Erina.

Use this form to reserve your spot as numbers are limited.

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