Former president's daughter to speak at symposium

Tuesday, September 26th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The daughter of former President Ronald Reagan will be the luncheon speaker at the ninth annual Symposium of the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience on Friday.

Maureen Reagan has been raising public awareness and supporting research on Alzheimer's disease since her father was diagnosed.

Dr. Zaven S. Khachaturian, director of the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Institute of the Alzheimer's Association in Potomac, Md., also will speak.

This year's symposium, "Decade of the Brain," focuses on advances in neuroscience over the past 10 years.

Sessions will be offered on gene testing and Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, including degenerative eye diseases, Parkinson's and Huntington diseases, neuromuscular disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.