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Noted Expert to Present
Program on Tardive Dyskinesia

RELEASED: July 12, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — John E. Kalachnik, noted expert in tardive dyskinesia (TD) monitoring systems, will present "Tardive Dyskinesia" from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Best Western Trail Lodge in Eau Claire. Designed for nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, social workers, psychologists, and others employed in healthcare, long-term care, mental health, and community-based adult service, the program is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension.

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of antipsychotic medications. Program topics will focus on proper TD identification, assessment, observation, evaluation and documentation.

Kalachnik is currently the director of integrated services for the Iowa Department of Human Services and coordinated the National Institute of Mental Health research project to develop a tardive dyskinesia assessment scale.

Registration fees are $149 for general registration; $139 for registrations received by Aug. 31.

To register, for additional information, or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), or email ce@uwec.edu.

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