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Noted Expert to Present
Program on Tardive Dyskinesia

RELEASED: July 18, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — John E. Kalachnik, noted expert in tardive dyskinesia (TD) monitoring systems, will present "Tardive Dyskinesia" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau.

Designed for nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, social workers, psychologists and others employed in health care, 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 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 $169 for general registration, $149 for those who register by Aug. 29 or $135 per person for a group of 10 or more.

To register or for more information, contact UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or toll-free 866-893-2423, e-mail ce@uwec.edu or visit their Web site.

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