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					          Largest Spanish Symposium of the Nation to be Held in Phoenix

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center offers the third Raul Yzaguirre Annual Symposium for
  patients, family members, and healthcare providers interested in Parkinson disease (PD)

When: Saturday March 13, 2010 from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Where: Fiesta Room inside the Restaurant Tradiciones - 1602 E. Roosevelt Street in Phoenix
Cost: Free of charge

        On its 3rd year, the Raul Yzaguirre Annual Symposium continues to be the largest event
in the nation dedicated to inform the Hispanic community about PD, an age related degenerative
disorder of the brain that affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States. The event
was named to honor Raul Yzaguirre, who served as president and CEO of the National Council
of La Raza from 1974 to 2004 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2001.

        This year’s event will feature three interesting presentations: Dr. Guillermo Moguel,
movement disorders neurologist from the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement
Disorders Clinic, will conduct the lecture on “What we have learned about DBS surgery in
Parkinson”, Dr. Patricia Tagle-Levy, psychiatrist from Arizona Behavioral Health, will present
the topic “Understanding and dealing with depression,” and the therapist Carmen Marrero, will
close the event with “Healthy food for a healthy brain.”

       Besides the medical lectures, breakfast and lunch, the event will include a community
resource fair, an intermission with stretching and exercise, an exhibit of paintings produced by
Hispanic families living with PD, and a music performance by the choir “Voces Unidas (the
members of this choir are Hispanics with Parkinson and their caregivers). The Raul Yzaguirre
symposium is free, but space is limited. If you wish to attend or receive more information,
contact Claudia Martinez at (602) 406-2453 or at before March
1, 2009.