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Northwestern Medicine and the National Parkinson Foundation host Town Hall Meeting

Parkinson’s disease, a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system, affects about 1 in 100 Americans over the age of 60. Treatment options for Parkinson’s include medication, non-pharmacological treatments and surgical options.

On Saturday, April 6, the Northwestern Medicine® Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) are hosting a Town Hall Meeting to share key findings from NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project. The project is the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease with more than 6,000 enrolled patients.

Attendees will learn from the researchers about some of the key findings from NPF’s study including: the importance of treating depression, the impact of differing approaches to Parkinson’s care, and the importance of exercise. The event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 300 E. Ohio Street, Chicago.

Tanya Simuni, MD, a neurologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and director of Northwestern’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center will discuss quality of life in Parkinson’s disease and present research findings.

Visit the Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center online to make an appointment. A list of featured speakers and event information can be found at www.parkinson.org/townhall.

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