Parkinson’s Disease: Living with Parkinson’s

The Parkinson Research Foundation will be presenting a conference to provide Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers in Southwest Florida with an opportunity to learn about the latest drugs and treatments for Parkinson’s disease that will enhance their lives.

Sarasota, FL, March 03, 2012 --( Sixth Annual PRF Parkinson’s Disease Conference

Sponsored by University of South Florida
Teva Neurosciences, Abbott Pharmaceuticals and UCB

St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater – St. Petersburg, Florida

Monday, March 26, 2012

Program chair, Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos

A secondary objective is to provide a forum for patients and caregivers to share their concerns and successes with Parkinson’s experts and other local patients. Dr. Juan Sanchez- Ramos received his Ph.D in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Chicago, completed his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurology at the Michael Reese Hospital, University of Chicago and his fellowship at the University of Miami. Currently, Dr. Sanchez-Ramos is a professor of Neurology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and holds the Helen Ellis endowed Chair for Parkinson’s disease research. He’s the Director of Stem Cell Research, Center for Aging and Brain Repair, in Tampa, Fl. Dr. Sanchez-Ramos’s current research projects include movement disorders, the neurobiology of adult tissue stem cells, and DNA repair mechanisms in aging neurons. At the conference, he will be talking about Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Treatments of the Future.

Featuring nationally recognized researchers, clinicians and therapists in the movement disorders field, the conference will deliver up-to-date information and practical tools that people with Parkinson's can use to live well today.

This 1-day program will have general session presentations throughout the day, exhibition sessions during the sponsored breaks and a question and answer session at the end of the day for full interaction and discussion between participants and speakers.

About the Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF)

The Parkinson Research Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's disease research, information and advocacy. The mission of PRF is to help cure Parkinson's disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. To fulfill this mission, the Parkinson Research Foundation will fund research, publish scientific findings, provide funding for information and other services to people with Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. PRF also expects to be actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with Parkinson's disease.

The money raised by PRF funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over one million people with Parkinson's disease in communities across America.

For more information about PRF or to register for this March 26, 2012 conference, please contact Ms. Rosa Seminario at or call (800) 869-1551 ext. 0. Thank you for your interest and support.

Parkinson Research Foundation
Rosa Seminario