October 15, 1999

Conference to explore latest Parkinson’s Disease research advances

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Dr. Alan Graber

Conference to explore latest Parkinson's Disease research advances

Advances in Parkinson's Disease research and treatment take center stage at Vanderbilt University Medical Center tomorrow during a conference titled "Blasing Toward a Cure."

The day-long conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Langford Auditorium and will highlight many of the newest treatments and explain what patients can expect in the future.

"We are very exited to bring this conference to VUMC and hope that it will be informative not only for patients, but also for anyone with an interest in Parkinson's Disease," said Dr. P. David Charles, assistant professor of Neurology.

The conference is named after Nathan Blaser, whose gift to the National Parkinson's Foundation has made research into many neurodegenerative disorders possible.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., Charles; Dr. Thomas L. Davis, associate professor of Neurology; George L. Turnbull; and Dr. John Y. Fang, will all give presentations related to the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

A charity polo match will be held in Franklin following the conference.

Anyone interested in attending the conference should contact the marketing department at 936-0301.