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UAMS hosts 9th annual Parkinson’s symposium in the Capital City



Little Rock, Arkansas – Sunday afternoon in Little Rock saw the 9th annual Parkinson’s symposium held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Balance issues and involuntary or uncontrollable movements are two symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The workshop on Sunday addressed treatment approaches and tactics for managing the neurological condition.

“We’re trying to build these resources so people can have a contact person they can reach out to if they need education, outreach, and support,” Neurologist Dr. Rohit Dhall stated.

According to Dr. Erika Petersen, a UAMS neurosurgery professor, patients, and other communities will benefit from the knowledge gained today.

“We also have clinicians here that are here today to learn information as well and take that back to their communities to help their patients,” Petersen said.

Approximately one hundred patients, family members, caregivers, and doctors attended the symposium in person, while many more watched remotely.


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