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Central Georgia Rehab Hospital's Dr. Rivner to Speak at Symposium

Central Georgia Rehab Hospital's Dr. Rivner to Speak at Symposium

Annual ALS Educational Symposium to be held November 10  

MACON, GA (Tuesday, October 30, 2012) – Dr. Michael H. Rivner, a physician at Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital's (CGRH) ALS clinic, is scheduled to speak at “Living for Today, Learning for Tomorrow,” a statewide one-day educational symposium for ALS patients, caregivers, families and healthcare providers.

The symposium, produced by the ALS Association of Georgia, will be held on November 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Hotel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants in the symposium will discuss the latest developments in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Participants will learn about current medical and psychosocial clinical care standards in ALS, and will be provided with the latest information regarding respiratory, mobility and speech issues; symptom management; nutrition; communication; caregiver support; end-of-life issues; and legal and financial issues.

Panel discussions and interactive workshops will include:

  • Latest Developments in research and treatment of ALS
  • Practical living solutions
  • Financial resources families may not be aware of or have overlooked

Featured speakers include:

CGRH's ALS clinic is held month. For more information, please call (478) 201-6748.

To register for the symposium, please contact Anne Marie Toland, ALS Association of Georgia, at 404-636-9909 or toll free at 888-636-9940.