IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — The annual U.P. Parkinson Disease Symposium will be hosted by the Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area in conjunction with the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Sept. 27 with check-in’s at 8 a.m. and the program beginning at 8:45 a.m. The symposium will take place at the campus of Bay College West. This symposium is open to all U.P. and northern Wisconsin Parkinson patients, family, caregivers and interested persons. This program is offered at no charge but people who plan to attend may register by Sept. 25

Coffee and water will be available all day and a free lunch will be provided at noon.

Keynote speaker for this event is author, blogger, humorist and a Parkinson patient, Sheryl Jedlinski. She is a frequent speaker at symposiums throughout the country. Other speakers at the symposium include Paul Sturgul, attorney; Dr. Tyler Chartier, optometrist; and two neurologists, Dr, Aaron Ellenbogren and Dr. Roman Politi.

Jake Miller and Cindi Weber will moderate an open forum question and answer panel with the speakers as the panelists to answer questions.

Healthcare vendors will have tables in the commons area with information for ones browsing interest and questions.

To register, people may call the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 1-800-852-9781.