Neurological specialists to speak to Parkinson’s Group

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and Abbott are pleased to host UCLA neurology and neurosurgery specialists Adrienne Keener, MD, and Ausaf A. Bari, MD, PhD, on Wednesday, June 12th from 1:00-3:00PM at the Four Points Sheraton in Ventura. Members of the public are also welcome to attend this special presentation by Dr. Keener and Dr. Bari that includes an overview of Parkinson’s Disease and treatments including Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr. Adrienne Keener has extensive fellowship training as a movement disorder specialist at UCLA. In addition to an overview of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Dr. Keener will also discuss conventional and recently developed medications for treating PD. Dr. Ausaf A. Bari is one of Southern California’s neurological experts who specializes in the neurosurgical repair and restoration of brain and nerve function. Dr. Bari has extensive clinical and research experience in the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of both movement and psychiatric disorders. DBS may be an option for certain people with neurological problems when medicines don’t work as well or when side effects of the medicines interfere with daily activities.

Following his neurosurgery residency training at UCLA, Dr. Bari was awarded the prestigious William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship to train at the world-renowned functional neurosurgery program at the University of Toronto. A native of California, Dr. Bari completed his neurosurgery residency training at UCLA after receiving his MD and PhD degrees from Boston University. He completed his undergraduate training at UC Berkeley in the field of neurobiology. His clinical practice includes DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, depression and OCD. In addition, his clinical practice includes neurosurgery for brain tumors, pain, and peripheral nerve disorders.

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group welcomes our members, their care-partners and new friends who find themselves navigating the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions along with the public to join us at this special presentation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 1PM-3PM at the Four Points by Sheraton, Ventura Harbor Resort; 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura. We thank Abbott for sponsoring this important and informative meeting.

Directions to the Four Points Sheraton: from the 101 take the Seaward off Ramp and go south on Harbor Boulevard to Schooner Drive where you will then turn right and park in the lot to your left. There will be signs indicating where to find the meeting once you enter the Sheraton lobby. To RSVP and for more information call Patty at 805-766-6070.

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