WHAT: Local Parkinson’s disease experts and those who live with Parkinson’s will discuss the latest research and ways to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease at a Victory Summit sponsored by the Davis Phinney Foundation (davisphinneyfoundation.org) with support from the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama (parkinsonalabama.org). This event is open to the public and free of charge.
WHO: Featured presentations and panel discussions include the following experts:
- Dr. David Standaert – Professor of neurology and director of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Neurodegeneration & Experimental Therapeutics
- Dr. Ray Watts – Professor and chair, UAB Department of Neurology
- Guy A. Caldwell, Ph.D., and Kim A. Caldwell, Ph.D. – Associate Professors in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
- Carol Meenan – Alabama resident, Parkinson’s disease advocate and mentor who will be honored at the Victory Summit with the Davis Phinney Foundation’s “Local Hero” award in recognition of her passion, pride and contributions in inspiring others with Parkinson’s disease
- Davis Phinney – Retired professional cyclist diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease, quality of life advocate and founder of the Davis Phinney Foundation
WHY: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and while Parkinson’s is a progressive condition, it is critical to raise awareness about the great strides research has made in helping people with PD to live better today.
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Birmingham Marriott
3590 Grandview Parkway
(888) 426-5171 / (205) 968-3775
CONTACT: Wendy Emanuel, 773-255-9580, firstname.lastname@example.org for media interviews.