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Washington Governors Unite to Raise the Flag on Parkinson’s

Thursday October 26, 2006

October 25, 2006(Life & Home) - The Governor’s Conference on Parkinson’s: Raising the Flag on Parkinson’s is an annual educational symposium for Parkinson’s patients, families and caregivers, especially Parkinson’s Disease professionals such as physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and occupational and physical therapists. Featured speakers will include both current and former Washington governors Christine Gregoire, Booth Gardner, Gary Locke and Daniel J. Evans as well as national and regional Parkinson’s experts including The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, The American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), Information & Referral Center, and Washington State Chapter APDA as well as medical staff from the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center (BGPCC), the University of Washington and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

In an effort to reduce the isolation that is so common with this disease, The Governor’s Conference on Parkinson’s strives to bring Parkinson’s people together in an uplifting environment of learning and support.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 17620 International Blvd. Seattle, Washington 98188-4001

Registration:

The registration deadline is Friday, November 10, 2006. The registration fee is $25 prior to November 10 and $30 after November 10. However, no one will be refused admission due to an inability to pay.

Contact: Bill Bell, 877.980.7500 Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

This event is open to the public. Members of the news media are encouraged to attend.