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The following is a list of our planned education events at present. Those events indicating they are to be determined (TBD) will still require further arrangements with local groups, speakers and venues. 

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Carepartner Workshops

Time Out for Carepartners Workshop, Kelowna

Join us for a day of education, socialization and relaxation. Expert speakers will share experiences and strategies for coping with the complexities that arise as a result of Parkinson's disease.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Ramada Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center | 2170 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna [map]
Capacity: 100 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 50 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $30 | PSBC Members (Couple/Pair) $45
PSBC Non-Member $40 | PSBC Non-Members (Couple/Pair) $55
Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at educational events accessible to all who may benefit. The Society may be able to subsidize attendance fees for those who require financial assistance. Please contact us for more details.

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Communication and Swallow Workshops

These full-day interactive and participatory workshops, led by Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Sherri Zelazny, will focus on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson's (PwP). They are open to those already experiencing communication and swallowing challenges, as well as those who wish to be proactive in their treatment.

Our communication and swallow workshops utilize methods developed as part of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® (LSVT®) which have been clinically proven to enhance communication for individuals with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.

If you have Parkinson's but are not currently experiencing communication or swallowing difficulties, participating in the workshop may help reduce stress, frustration and complications related to communication down the road.

If you already experience issues with communication and swallowing, this workshop will provide you with effective evidence-based tools to address common problems of disordered articulation, diminished facial expression and impaired swallowing.

Participants will be required to watch a pre-workshop webinar and complete a questionnaire prior to the event. The pre-workshop materials will be provided to you in an email following your registration.

A catered lunch will be provided.

Facilitator: Sherri K. Zelazny, MA RSLP, CCC-SLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified LSVT® Practitioner

Online registration for this workshop is now closed. For further information, please contact us at 604-662-3240 or info@parkinson.bc.ca.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport | 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond [map]
Capacity 56 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair) $40
Non-Member $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair) $60

 


Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites | 8750 204 Street, Langley [map]
Capacity 40 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair) $40
Non-Member $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair) $60

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Community Talks

Community Talk, Prince George

Join PSBC for an afternoon of education with Clinical Counsellor, Myriame Lépine Lyons. Myriame will discuss emotional and mental health for those affected by Parkinson's disease.

This talk is for both people with Parkinson's and their carepartners/caregivers. A light lunch will be provided and the education session will begin at 1:00pm.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm (registration begins at 11:30am)
Location: Spruce Capital Senior's Recreation Centre | 3701 Rainbow Drive, Prince George [map]
Capacity: 50 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 25 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $10
PSBC Non-Member $15

 

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Community Talk, Parksville

On October 12, join Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) for an afternoon of education at the Parksville Community Centre.

Research Assistant Emma Kiss and Research Coordinator Christy Jones will provide an overview of past and ongoing research studies taking place at Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre (PPRC)


Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm (registration opens at 12:30pm)
Location: Parksville Community Centre | 132 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville [map]
Capacity: 100 Attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 25 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: $5.00

 

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Conferences

Regional Conference, Vancouver

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, on November 24th, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) will host an afternoon of learning in Vancouver.

Our regional conferences are immersive and interactive opportunities for people affected by the disease to learn from leading experts while connecting with the Parkinson's community. The conference does not include a meal, however light refreshments will be provided.

Topics covered at this conference will include:

  • Parkinson's Disease101: Nancy Polyhronopoulos, Registered Nurse (RN) at the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)Clinic
  • Speech and Swallow: Jamie Russell, MScA, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (RSLP), Certified by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SLP(C)
  • Finding Stability: Balance and falls management: Gina Fernandez, Occupational Therapist (OT) in Richmond
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 4:15pm (registration begins at 12:30pm)
Location: Library Square Conference Centre (Alice MacKay Room) | 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver [map]
Capacity: 150 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 50 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $15 | PSBC Members (Couple/Pair) $25
PSBC Non-Member $25 | PSBC Non-Members (Couple/Pair) $45
Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at educational events accessible to all who may benefit. The Society may be able to subsidize attendance fees for those who require financial assistance. Please contact us for more details.

 

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Webinars

Ask the Expert Webinar: How Cognitive Health Influences Fall Risks

Barbara Adams, Physiotherapist and Clinical Director for PhysioCare At Home, graduated from Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy in 1984 and gained experience working in cardiac rehabilitation, intensive care, neurology and geriatrics. After 18 years with the Capital District Health Authority in Nova Scotia, Barbara transitioned into the private practice world. Barbara works actively in Falls Prevention for the elderly. In March, she participated in a CBC radio interview on preventing falls for seniors, and now on October 23, the Society will have her speak on this very topic.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, your household or group! If you will be watching the webinar on the same computer or screen as another person or group, only one registration is required.

Registration for this webinar will close on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200
Fees: Free

 

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Webinar: Debriefing the Caregiving Role

Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) understands that Parkinson's disease affects more than just the individual diagnosed. It impacts the lives of families, friends and carepartners.

When a loved one is lost, it is one of life's most difficult experiences. You may find yourself struggling with many intense and frightening emotions leaving you feeling isolated or alone. Having someone to lean on in this time is important in helping you through the grieving process.

Parkinson Society British Columbia is committed to honouring our slogan, "You are not alone. We are here to help.", and that's why, in collaboration with the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, we are offering a grief support group session to help those who have recently lost a loved one to PD.

We invite you to join us on November 15th via webinar and teleconference with Elaine Book, Social Worker at the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, and Myriame Lépine Lyons, Clinical Counsellor at Parkinson Society British Columbia.

Registration for this webinar will close on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 20 registrants
Fees: Free

 

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Ask the Expert Webinar: How to Stay Safe and in Your Home for Longer

By the age of 85, one in three seniors will live in a care facility. What can we do to keep our elderly family members safe and in their home longer? For the first time on November 20, Dr. Roger Wong joins the Society for a presentation on staying safe and in your home for longer.

As Executive Associate Dean, Education at UBC, and Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Wong works tirelessly to advance academic and clinical health sciences related to geriatrics. His work has significant impact on the care for older people in Canada and beyond. He was President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and founded the state-of-the-art Acute Care for Elders Units (ACE) in Vancouver. His clinical research focuses on hospital medicine in vulnerable older adults, including quality improvement in acute care geriatrics.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, your household or group! If you will be watching the webinar on the same computer or screen as another person or group, only one registration is required.

Registration for this webinar will close on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200
Fees: Free

 

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Ask the Expert Webinar: Understanding Palliative Care

Palliative care is provided by a team of health professionals who work together with primary care physicians, referred specialists and other hospital or hospice staff to provide additional support. Although most people think of palliative care as an important component of end-of-life care, it is appropriate at all stages of an illness.

For the very first time, BC Centre for Palliative Care will be joining Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) for a presentation on how palliative care canplay a role in symptom management and improving the quality of life. Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, your household or group!If you will be watching the webinar on the same computer or screen as another person or group, only one registration is required.

Registration for this webinar will close on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200
Fees: Free

 

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For more information contact us at:
604-662-3240 | 1-800-668-3330 | info@parkinson.bc.ca