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January 3, 2005

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WHAT: "Southern Oregon Summit: Challenges and Champions," a free seminar presented by the Parkinson Center of Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University featuring experts on Parkinson's disease and movement disorders discussing issues ranging from diagnosis to lifestyle accommodations for patients and families.

"Unfortunately, Parkinson's disease is an equal-opportunity, chronic, neurodegenerative disease that doesn't care where you live, how old you are or what color your skin is," said Lisa Mann, R.N., the Parkinson center's outreach coordinator. "This is why we are dedicated to offering our research and resources to everyone who suffers from Parkinson's disease, including families and care partners."

Teaming with local neurologist Dr. Michael Narus, the center encourages people with Parkinson's disease and those affected, including the medical community, to attend the Southern Oregon Summit. "The best way to approach Parkinson's disease is through a multidisciplinary approach," Narus said. "Partnering with PCO is just another way patients can help themselves in their daily battles against the disease."

The Parkinson Center of Oregon is considered one of the nation's top Parkinson's disease research and clinical centers. Parkinson's affects an estimated 1.5 million adults in America, including well-known people such as Mohammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Janet Reno and Pope John Paul II. The disease is as prevalent as Alzheimer's disease, yet not as recognized.

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16.

WHERE: Smullin Health Education Center on the campus of the Rogue Valley Medical Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford.

HOW: For more information and to register for the free event, call Asante Community Health Education toll free at 888 688-4920. For other information, contact Lisa Mann, 503 494-5620.