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2020 Annual General Meeting

We invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, November 20, featuring guest speaker Dr. Andrew Howard, MD, FRCPC. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's AGM will be held virtually via Zoom.

Dr. Howard is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a consultant neuropsychiatrist and clinical researcher involved with movement disorder patients at the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre and the Centre for Huntington Disease at UBC.

Dr. Howard’s presentation will discuss problematic anxiety in Parkinson’s disease (PD), and highlight its various manifestations and complications throughout the course of illness, as well as assessment and treatment options. The relationship between anxiety and motor fluctuations, as well as the association with disability, will also be explored.

Currently, there are very few studies being conducted into the assessment and management of anxiety in PD. Dr. Howard will discuss why this is the case, despite the fact that severe anxiety can often be one of the earliest symptoms of the disease, developing many years before motor symptoms. Finally, the presentation will also discuss treatment options, including both anti-anxiety drugs and non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as various cognitive and behavioural therapies.

Please be advised this is a member-only event.

Our 2020 Annual Report and financial statements are available on our website. 

Important: Parkinson Society BC's Bylaws require 5% of our voting membership to be in attendance at our Annual General Meeting. To ensure that we meet quorum, we kindly ask that if you register for the event, you uphold your commitment to attend.

Date: Saturday, November 20
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Cost: FREE for members only

Non-Members interested in attending must pay the $25 membership fee.
Should you wish to obtain more information on becoming a Member, please contact:
Susan Atkinson, Donor & Member Services Coordinator
satkinson@parkinson.bc.ca | 1-800-668-3330 ext. 263

 

Registration available through Tuesday, November 16.