OHSU

Symposium will offer advice, hope for younger people with Parkinson’s disease

03/13/12  Portland, Ore.

OHSU Parkinson’s Center and Brian Grant Foundation event will include Grant, former MLB player Ben Petrick

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WHAT

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$20 Symposium Fee
Event Information

OHSU’s Parkinson Center of Oregon and the Brian Grant Foundation will host a patient and family educational symposium, especially for younger people with Parkinson’s disease (those who are 59 and younger).

WHEN

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 17, 2012

WHERE

OHSU School of Nursing, 3455 S.W. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland

DETAILS

Former major league baseball player Ben Petrick, who has Parkinson’s, will speak. Grant, who also has Parkinson’s, will be part of a patient panel offering his views on dealing with the disease. OHSU Parkinson’s disease expert Matthew Brodsky, M.D., will talk about his research on Parkinson’s, including neuroprotective strategies in fighting the disease. Other experts will speak about maintaining intimacy with Parkinson’s, parenting with the disease and Social Security disability issues.

Note to editors/assignment desks: Brian Grant is available for media interviews this week, before the March 17 event. Contact Todd Murphy to arrange.

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