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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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Moving Forward, Together Conference
The Moving Forward, Together conference will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Hwy) in Richmond, BC on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Its purpose is to foster an educational and inspirational space for enriching the connection between people with Parkinson's, carepartners, friends and healthcare professionals.
The return of this much-anticipated event will feature prominent local, national and international presenters who will speak to topics related to the treatment and management of Parkinson's and its associated challenges.
To learn more about the schedule for the day and speakers, please read our detailed agenda.
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
||Saturday, June 3, 2017
||9:00am – 3:15pm (registration opens at 8:00am)
||Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel | 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC [map]
||Early bird pricing in effect until April 30th!
PSBC Members: Individual: $40.00; Couple/Pair: $70.00
Non-Members: Individual: $60.00; Couple/Pair: $100.00
If you are interested in taking advantage of PSBC Member pricing, please contact us for details.
Registration for this event will close on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
*Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at 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.
Ask the Expert Webinar: Impulse Disorders & Parkinson's
For people with Parkinson's disease, it is usually a tremendous relief to find a drug to treat tremors, stiffness or freezing. But for up to 20 percent of individuals, the class of drugs that is often most effective in controlling these motor symptoms comes with devastating side effects. Synthetic dopamine drugs, called dopamine agonists, can sometime lead to risky behaviour.
At the University of British Columbia (UBC), behavioural neuroscientist, Dr. Catharine Winstanley, uses animal models to investigate the link between a protein called GSK3beta and the impulse control problems some people develop when taking these drugs.
Join PSBC for a presentation by Dr. Winstanley on research that offers new hope to halt compulsive behaviours.
Please note: If you will be watching the webinar on the same computer or screen as another person or group, only one registration is required.
||Tuesday, June 20, 2017
||10:00 am – 11:00 am
||Via webinar. Instructions on how to log in and access this presentation on a computer via the internet will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar start time.
Registration for this webinar will close on Friday, June 16, 2017.
For more information contact Myriame Lépine Lyons at:
604-662-3240 | 1-800-668-3330 | firstname.lastname@example.org