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Date/Time
Date(s) - 30 Jan, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
New Mexico State Capitol

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Join us for our first Parkinson’s Day at the Roundhouse on Tuesday, January 30th, from 9 am to noon with a press conference at 10:00 am.

The NM Parkinson’s Coalition has been instrumental in getting a Memorial introduced in both the House and Senate that would require the Regents of the University of New Mexico to create a Movement Disorders Center on their campus.

Currently there are only 3 neurologists in the entire State with the designation of a Movement Disorders Specialist; someone who knows how to treat Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, and who understands the fragile balance in medications that needs to be maintained for optimal health.

With over 10,000 Parkinson’s patients in New Mexico, it can take nine months or more to get an appointment with one of these specialists. In the meantime, with a degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s, this can have a profound impact on a Parkinson’s person’s condition.

With a Movement Disorders Center on the UNM campus, more neurologists will be able to receive the training necessary to knowledgeably treat Parkinson’s and this will increase the number of specialists able to see PD patients in our State.

Thank you so much for your support!!