UK to Host Childhood Neurology Town Hall Meeting
Media Contact: Mary Margaret Colliver, 859-361-1887
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 3, 2009) - A town hall meeting to discuss childhood neurological conditions, hosted by UK HealthCare's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the University of Kentucky William T. Young Library auditorium, 401 Hilltop Ave. in Lexington. The event is part of UK's participation in national Brain Awareness Week.
The public will have the opportunity to learn the science behind common neurological disorders in children including Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, epilepsy, seizure disorders, learning disorders and behavioral interventions.
"It is our hope that through these town meetings every March we can help spread awareness of local research by scientists and clinicians, all aimed at helping understand and better treat brain and nervous system related illnesses," said Dr. Paul E.A. Glaser, associate professor in the UK College of Medicine departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Anatomy and Neurobiology, and associate director of the MD/PhD Program. "It is also our hope that families with children and/or adolescents with these challenges will come to learn more about some of the newer and exciting studies being done here and around the country to improve their lives."
For more information, contact Jonathan Lifshitz at 859-323-0696 or by e-mail.