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PSBC's Position on Cannabis as a Treatment for Parkinson's

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Parkinson Society British Columbia is proud to connect our community with the resources and tools they need to live well. Since Parkinson's disease (PD) can present differently in each individual, the Society endeavours to maintain impartiality when … Read more

NEW! Clinical Guidelines for Parkinson's Disease (2nd Edition)

Thursday, September 19, 2019
The first edition of the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease was published in 2012. The second edition, providing updates with input from healthcare professionals, people with Parkinson's, and Parkinson Canada, was released in September 2019. … Read more

Parkinson Society BC Information Kiosk at Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre

Friday, August 23, 2019
In an effort to further expand our reach, Parkinson Society BC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre (PPRC). Beginning Thursday, October 3, 2019, we will be offering information and consultations to t… Read more

Deadline extended for Moving Forward, Together Scholarships

Thursday, August 22, 2019
To maximize the benefit of the Provincial Conference Moving Forward, Together to British Columbia's Parkinson's community, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is offering a limited number of scholarships for people with Parkinson's (PWP) and fa… Read more

Join the SuperWalk Donor Dash to win a two-night getaway!

Thursday, June 13, 2019
This September, thousands of participants across the country will gather together for Parkinson SuperWalk. This event is meant to empower the Parkinson's community and celebrate its resilience. No matter what the challenges, together we can make a di… Read more

Vote for Parkinson Society BC as this year’s GolfBC Championship charity beneficiary!

Monday, June 3, 2019
Since 2016, a total of $450,000 has been donated to charity through the GolfBC Championship, awarded to the BC Cancer Foundation (the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary) and the Red Cross Kelowna (2017 Flood Relief efforts). This year, while… Read more

SURVEY: MAO-B Inhibitor Use

Friday, May 31, 2019
If you've used Rasagiline (Azilect) or Selegline, we want your feedback. Safinamide (brand name Onstryv), which was approved in Europe in February 2015 and in the United States in March 2017, is indicated as an add-on therapy to a regimen that includ… Read more

Survey Summary: Sinemet vs. Generic Drug Usage

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) recently conducted a survey with the intent of better understanding the patient’s perspective in achieving symptom control with brand name (Sinemet) vs. generic forms of levodopa. The following is a summary of the 521 resp… Read more

Parkinson's Community Needs Survey: Your feedback requested

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We are currently conducting a survey of those affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) in BC. The feedback from this anonymous survey will serve as a guide for us in determining priorities for the future of our programs, services, and advocacy efforts. W… Read more

SURVEY: Sinemet vs. Generic Levodopa Drug Usage

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
As you may know from our recent announcement, Sinemet CR (Controlled Release) is being discontinued by the manufacturer and some dosages of Sinemet IR (Immediate Release or Regular) are in short supply. While it is our understanding that the majority… Read more