Speakers and Youth World Information announced for first Neurology EXPO


EXPO will take place in Atlanta on October 22

Neurology EXPO will be everyone's chance to get the latest information about neurological disorders which affect one in six persons. On Saturday, October 22, neurologists in Atlanta will explain treatment options and recent research for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, ALS, vertigo, neuropathy, and complimentary and alternative medicine in neurology. Other speakers will present information about caregiving and new Medicare legislation.

The programs will be presented on three stages in hall A2 of the Georgia World Congress Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kids and teens can have their "passport" stamped after visiting each of the nine zones in the Youth World section of Neurology EXPO. The Reflex Zone will test your knee jerk. The Sensory Zone will offer a colorful brain puzzle to take apart and put back together. Kids can make "beady neurons" in the Craft Zone. The Brain Fitness Zone will demonstrate the importance of bike helmets and good brain foods. In the On-Stage Zone, Eric Chudler, PhD, will describe what the brain looks like and how it works during four sessions of "Journey Into the Brain." A prize drawing will be held at the end of each session. Other zones include the Memory Zone, Book Zone, Arcade Zone, and TV/DVD Zone.

A variety of healthcare providers will also exhibit their products and services. Patient advocacy groups will provide information about their programs and activities. Neurology EXPO will bring the greatest number of resources aimed at providing information to people with neurological diseases under one roof.

Admission is free for children 18 and under. The cost for adults is $6. The Georgia World Congress Center is located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE in Atlanta. For directions, discounted coupons, and other information about Neurology EXPO, visit www.thinkneurologynow.org.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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