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Oct 12 2010

NYIT Hosts Educational Seminar on Parkinson’s Disease for Patients and Caregivers

Old Westbury, N.Y. (Oct. 12, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will host a free lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, for Parkinson’s disease patients and their families at NYIT’s Old Westbury campus from noon to 2 p.m. The event is presented by NYIT’s Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center.

Presentations include:

•    “Improving Quality of Life Through Exercise,” by William Werner, PT, Ed.D.
•    “How Communication and Swallowing Changes Affect Quality of Life,” by Marsha Kogut, M.S., CCC-SLP
•    “OMM and Parkinson’s Disease,” by Sheldon Yao, D.O.
•    “Advances in Parkinson’s Treatment,” by Enrico Fazzini, D.O.     
The event, which will take place at the W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center Auditorium, is offered in cooperation with the American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center at NYIT’s New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM).

The Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center is part of NYIT’s Academic Health Care Center (AHCC), an active, ambulatory health-care teaching institution at NYCOM. The center offers an innovative and comprehensive treatment program that empowers and improves the well-being of Parkinson’s disease patients. As a progressive collaboration among physicians, health professionals, and neuroscientists, the center works to alleviate the physical limitations and debilitating symptoms of patients with this disease.

For more information or to reserve a seat for the lecture series, contact Sim Basta at 516.686.3719 or Donations are welcomed to benefit the Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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