Meet the Authors and Get Answers to Your Questions About Parkinson Disease

November 14, 2012

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Free Meet the Authors Event on Parkinson Disease

Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 1:30 p.m.
American Academy of Neurology
201 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Register for this free event by providing your name, email address, phone number, and the number of guests attending to Missy Render or by calling (612) 928–6105.


The American Academy of Neurology, publisher of Neurology Now® magazine, invites you and your family to a free “Meet the Authors Event” at our headquarters in Minneapolis to mark the publication of a new comprehensive guide for those living with Parkinson disease. Leading local neurologist Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD, and Rose Wichmann, PT, authors of Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease, the newest title in the Academy’s Neurology Now™ Books series, will discuss the book and answer your questions on Parkinson’s.

Signed copies of Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease, the American Academy of Neurology’s newest book to help patients, caregivers, and families, will be available for purchase.

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Space is limited. Register by providing your name, email address, phone number, and the number of guests attending to Missy Render or by calling (612) 928–6105.

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Parking Information

The American Academy of Neurology is located at 2nd Street and Chicago Avenue, across from the Guthrie Theater in the Mill District. Convenient parking is available at the Riverfront Municipal Parking Ramp next door to the Academy at 212 2nd Street, as well as Mill City Quarter Municipal Parking Ramp at 711 2nd Street. Limited meter parking is available on the street.

About the Authors

Dr. Parashos Sotirios A. Parashos, MD, PhD, is a neurologist and lead research physician at the Struthers Parkinson Center in Minneapolis, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. He is a neurology consultant with the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and an adjunct associate professor of neurology at the University of Minnesota. He serves on the Workgroup for Parkinson Disease Quality of Care Measures of the American Academy of Neurology and on the Steering Committee of the Quality Improvement initiative of the National Parkinson Foundation. His research centers on non–dopamine–related symptoms of Parkinson disease, such as falls and cognitive dysfunction; the natural history of Parkinson’s; and the role of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in the management of this disease. He has co–authored many articles published in peer–reviewed journals and given numerous lectures on Parkinson’s to both professional and lay audiences.


Dr. Wichmann Rose Wichmann, PT, is the manager of Struthers Parkinson's Center in Minneapolis, which is recognized nationally for its comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the management of Parkinson’s and related movement disorders. Wichmann is a physical therapist, recognized speaker, and author of several nationally distributed publications. She is currently a core faculty member of the National Parkinson Foundation Allied Team Training for Parkinson program. Wichmann also co–authored the TULIPS program, a curriculum for staff members working in the community–based and residential care settings, and is currently involved in several regional programs designed to improve Parkinson’s education and awareness for family care partners, long–term care facilities, and rural outreach areas.


About the Book

Dr. Wichmann Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease provides the most up–to–date information on symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments, and how to manage day–to–day life with this illness. Real–life patients, families, and friends offer insights and advice that give this book a sense of immediacy and intimacy. The book is written in a highly readable style and format, with key information called out and important terms bolded and defined to help ease understanding. A question–and–answer approach is taken with practical information that may not be addressed in patient–physician meetings. The book runs 224 pages, includes illustrations, and sells for $19.95.


Can't attend the event? Purchase your book online at Oxford University Press or through any major bookseller.