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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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Communication and Swallow Workshops

Communication & Swallow Workshop, Kelowna

This full-day interactive and participatory workshop, led by Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Sherri Zelazny, will focus on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson's (PwP). It is 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.

If you are a healthcare professional looking to learn more about communication and swallowing challenges for people with Parkinson's and methods to support your clients, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding.

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.

Registration for this workshop closes on Monday, September 23.

 

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center | 2170 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna [map]
Capacity 40 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair) $40
Non-Member $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair) $60

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.

 

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Communication & Swallow Workshop, White Rock

This full-day interactive and participatory workshop, led by Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Sherri Zelazny, will focus on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson's. It is 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.

If you are a healthcare professional looking to learn more about communication and swallowing challenges for people with Parkinson's and methods to support your clients, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding.

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.

Registration for this workshop closes on Wednesday, November 13.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (Registration begins 9:30am)
Location: Hazelmere Goft & Tennis Club | 18150 8 Avenue, Surrey [map]
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | Members (Couple/Pair) $40
PSBC Non-Member $35 | Non-members (Couple/Pair) $60

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.

 

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Conferences

We are sorry, online registration is now closed. Should you wish to attend this conference, we are accepting a minimal number of registrations on event day. Please have payment ready. Thank you.
Regional Conference, Kelowna

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, on June 22, Parkinson Society BC will host an afternoon of learning in Kelowna.

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.

Topics covered at this conference will include:

  • New and Advancing Therapies | Dr. Daryl Wile, Movement Disorder Specialist in Kelowna
  • Sleep and Parkinson’s | Dr. Ron Cridland, MD with the Canadian College of Family Physicians and Fellow at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Living with Purpose & Resilience – “I Am Not My Disease” | Debra Coffey, Registered Professional Counsellor
Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (Registration begins 12:30pm)
Location: Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre | 2170 Harvey Ave [map]
Capacity: 120
Fees: PSBC Member $15 | Members (Couple/Pair) $25**
PSBC Non-Member $25 | Non-members (Couple/Pair) $45**

 

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Webinars

Ask the Expert: Developing Tools to Discover New Therapeutic Agents

Join us as Dr. Roger Ashmus from Simon Fraser University presents his research on developing tools to target the protein GCase (glucocerebrosidase).

Gene mutations in people with Parkinson's cause a deficiency in GCase, which is one of the key risk factors for disease onset. Studies have shown that treating this deficiency could help prevent the progression of Parkinson's in mice models.

Dr. Ashmus uses a combination of organic chemistry, chemical biology, and cell biology in hopes of discovering new therapeutic agents that increase GCase activity.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, your household, or group! Only one registration is required if your group will be watching on one screen.

Registration for this webinar will close on Thursday, July 11.

Date: Tuesday, July 16
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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