Parkinson’s disease conference - Voice Aerobics and Principles of Vocal Development


Fourth Annual PRF Parkinson’s disease Conference

Sponsored by University of South Florida and the PRF Center of Excellence,
Teva Neurosciences and UCB

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel – Tampa, Florida

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Program Chair, Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos

Parkinson’s disease conference - Voice Aerobics and Principles of Vocal Development
The vocal mechanism, like other systems in the body, operates by muscle power. An understanding of the basic principles of vocal development used with professional speakers and singers can also benefit you.
Almost any neuromuscular problem or disease can result in changes in how the respiratory system is used, with the end result being dissatisfaction with voice production. Changes you may notices in your voice, may include: too soft, hoarse, breathy, scratchy, or changes and loss of pitch range.

Mary Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP, a medical speech pathologist and licensed nurse, with over 25 years of health care experience will be giving a presentation at The Parkinson Research Foundation’s annual conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday, April 24th 2010.

The 1-day conference will have general session presentations throughout the day, exhibition sessions during the sponsored snack breaks, and a question and answer session at the end of the day for full interaction and discussion between participants and speakers.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include:

• Non-motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
• Intro to Wii as a Therapy Aid
• Current Medications and the Future of PD
• Future Hope for Parkinson’s Disease
• Use It or Lose It
• Advances in Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease
• Voice Aerobics
• Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease
• How do Support Groups Help

About the Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF)

The Parkinson Research Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's disease research, information and advocacy. The mission of PRF is to help cure Parkinson's disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. To fulfill this mission, the Parkinson Research Foundation will fund research, publish scientific findings, provide funding for information and other services to people with Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. PRF also expects to be actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with Parkinson's disease.
The money raised by PRF funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over one million people with Parkinson's disease in communities across America.
For more information about PRF or to register for this April 24, 2010 Conference, please contact Ms. Rosa Seminario at or call (800) 869-1551 ext. 0. Thank you for your interest and support.

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