As a Parkinson’s patient, I am excited about a free event that is coming to Greenville, SC in April. By attending this event, I and/or you will be privy to information from expert presenters and gain knowledge and encouragement on how to best manage and live well with Parkinson’s disease. Multiple Sclerosis patients will also have the same opportunity, as this event includes a focus on MS.
I am in no way involved with this free event other than learning about if from my support group and being an eager beaver to attend it! The details are listed below if you are interested in attending “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis”. Registration is required to attend as it does include lunch. To register (required) for this event sponsored by the Greenville Hospital System, call 1-877-GHS-INFO (447-4636) or visit http://www.ghs.org/360healthed. Register early; there are only 736 seats available! You must be 18 or older to register and attend.
Event Details of Living Well with Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis
Sponsors: Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center in cooperation with Parkinson’s Support Group of the Upstate and Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National MS Society
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Where: TD Convention Center, Greenville, S.C. (this site will give you directions, maps, phone #, etc.)
Parking: free and ample space (map)
Mary D. Hughes, M.D., Moderator; Chair, Neurology Division, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center and Director, Neuroscience Associates
Monique L. Giroux, M.D., Medical Director, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Virtual Wellness Center
Patricia M. Kennedy, M.S.C.N., R.N., CNP , Nurse Educator/Programs Advisor, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
Zoe Koplowitz , author, motivational speaker and marathoner with MS
10:30-11:00 a.m. – Registration and vendor exhibits
11:00 – Noon Concurrent Presentations
· Living Well with MS – Patricia M. Kennedy, M.S.C.N., R.N., CNP · Living Well with Parkinson’s disease – Monique L. Giroux, M.D.
12:15-1:15 p.m. – Lunch and keynote address – The Winning Spirit: Life Lessons Learned in Last Place by Zoe Koplowitz
I have attended a similar Parkinson’s event last fall in Spartanburg, SC and it was well worth my time. You will learn what resources are available to you as a PD or MS patient through the vendor exhibits, handouts, brochures, etc… It is also great to have experts in the field of our disabilities in one location to update us on the latest news on PD and MS and where the research is in finding a cure! If you have Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis, consider attending this event on April 28, 2012 in Greenville, SC!