Symposium on Parkinson’s set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Registration is now open for the fourth annual Upper Peninsula Parkinson Disease Symposium which is set for Sept. 27 on the campus of Bay College West in Iron Mountain.

The symposium is hosted by the Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area in conjunction with the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.

The symposium is open at all U.P. and northern Wisconsin Parkinson patients, families, caregivers, and interested persons.

Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m. CT and the program begins at 8:45 a.m. CT. Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register early so enough seating and lunches will be available.

Coffee and water will be available all day and a free lunch will be provided at noon CT. Keynote speaker for the event will be Sheryl Jedlinski, an author, blogger, humorist and Parkinson patient. She is a frequent speaker at symposiums throughout the country. Her books will be for sale at the symposium.

Other speakers at the symposium include Paul Sturgul, attorney; Dr. Tyler Chartier, optometrist; and two neurologists, Dr. Aaron Ellenbrogen and Dr. Roman Politi.

Jake Miller and Cindi Weber will moderate and open forum question and answer session with the speakers as the panelists to answer questions.

Health care vendors will have tables in the commons area with information.

This program is offered at no charge, however pre-registration is required. To register, call the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 1-800-852-9781 or visit parkinsonsmi.org.