UAMS to Host Forum on Parkinson’s disease

By Ben Boulden

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LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a forum for all members of the public, including those living with Parkinson’s disease, their family members, doctors, nurses,  other health care professionals and those interested in knowing more about the disease. The event will feature experts discussing the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

The inaugural event, entitled “Let’s Get a Move On,” takes place from 9 a.m.-noon April 4, 2015, in the 12th floor auditorium of the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. The event will also be broadcast live to the Washington Regional Clinic for Senior Health in Fayetteville. There is no cost to attend; call (501) 686-5270 for more information.

Presenters at the forum include: Alan Diamond, D.O., the director of the Movement Disorder program at Washington Regional Medical Center; Barbara Hogg, an author, retired registered nurse and Parkinson’s patient of 23 years; UAMS neurologist W. Steven Metzer, M.D.; UAMS neurosurgeon Erika Petersen, M.D., the only fellowship-trained movement disorders surgeon practicing in Arkansas; Tuhin Virmani, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Movement Disorders Program at UAMS; and Jennifer Kleiner Fausett, Ph.D., a specialist in adult neuropsychology at the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute.