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Free Multiple Sclerosis Seminar Planned

World-Renowned Physician and Professor to Detail New Advances in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

July 10, 2002

Dr. Patricia Coyle, world-renowned neurologist, will present new advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) on Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 9:00 am in The Admiral Room of the Sheraton Station Square.

The free seminar hosted by the Allegheny Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will focus on Dr. Coyle's findings regarding therapeutic trials and studies that explain neurological disease. The National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fund her research.

Those interested in attending can call 412-572-6830 to register. Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:30 a.m.  Dr. Coyle's presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. concluding at 11:00 a.m.  A question and answer session follows.

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 300,000 people nationally and approximately 1,700 people in Allegheny County between the ages of 20 and 40.  Symptoms range from numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision.

As advances in research and treatment continue, Dr. Coyle's work is leading the fight in helping victims live longer and more prosperous lives.

Dr. Coyle, a professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is an expert in neurologic infectious disease, in particular Lyme Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.  A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Coyle is a member of numerous committees within the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Additionally, she has served as an expert adviser to the Food and Drug Administration while maintaining her research laboratory serving as the basis for her clinical and research practice.

SOURCE Dr. Patricia Coyle

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