Lupus program offered

Lupus program offered

October 07, 2002

The Maryland Lupus Foundation holds "Understanding Your Medications" Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St.

For information or to receive information on lupus, call the Maryland Lupus Foundation at 1-800-777-0934.

Talk series for parents set

Aspergers Syndrome Let's Talk Series will meet Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Families who have a child diagnosed with this syndrome are encouraged to attend.

Up With Downs Let's Talk Series will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series is for parents who have a family member with Down Syndrome.

Both series will be held at Partners for Success/Family Support Network Centers, Washington County Public Schools, 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown. Free babysitting is available by calling 301-766-8221.


Mental health conference slated

Washington County Mental Health Authority, Brook Lane Health Services and Behavioral Health Services of the Washington County Health System present a conference on co-occurring disorders, "Treatment for Mental Health, Addiction and Pain," Friday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center in Hagerstown.

Presenters are Dr. Jamal Fuaz of Brook Lane Health Services and Dr. Joseph Jurand of Behavioral Health Services of Washington County Health System. The seminar, for mental health professionals, focuses on issues in mental health and addictions and in current treatment approaches for the dual diagnosis patient. For information, call 301-739-2490.

MS meeting to be held

TOWSON, Md. - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Maryland Chapter holds its 15th annual research symposium and annual meeting Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Towson at the Sheraton Baltimore North.

Speakers include: Peter A. Calabresi, M.D., associate professor of neurology, University of Maryland, School of Medicine; Alan Perel, M.D., medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, Staten Island University Hospital; Mary Ann Piccone, M.D., director of the Bernard W. Gimbel Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Center in Teaneck, N.J.

The cost is $8 per person and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 1-800-FIGHT MS.

Partner for success

Washington County Public Schools presents two workshops focusing on children with developmental disorders, Saturday, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Forstburg State University-Hagerstown campus, 20 Public Sq., Hagerstown. $5 fee includes light breakfast and bag lunch. Call Partners for Success, 301-766-8221, by Oct. 7 to register.

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