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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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Ask the Expert Webinars

Ask the Expert Webinar: Legal Aid for Duty to Accommodate & Disability Insurance

On January 30, 2018, Eleni Kassaris, lawyer and Partner at the law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, which provides our pro-bono legal services, will speak about employers’ duty to accommodate and disability insurance.

The ‘duty to accommodate’ is a legal requirement arising out of human rights legislation and case law in Canada. Although the “duty to accommodate” is not found in the BC Human Rights Code, a series of Supreme Court of Canada decisions confirm the duty exists and applies to all provincially regulated employers. Accommodation is an equality concept that seeks to build inclusive environments that respect the differences and rights of a diverse society. For example, where the capabilities of a person are restricted due to a disability, a reasonable accommodation, such as the purchase of an assistive device, or the restructuring of certain components of their job, may be required in order to allow for that person to apply their skills and abilities on a level playing field while still participating in the workforce. The goal of the ‘duty to accommodate’ is to enable to full and equitable participation of all members in society (BC Human Rights Clinic, 2016).

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 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 175 attendees
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar will close on Friday, January 26, 2018.

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


Ask the Expert Webinar: Vision Issues in Parkinson's

People with Parkinson's experience a variety of symptoms, some of which are lesser known, including problems with their eyes and vision. Visual disturbances can be associated with the disease itself, or as a side effect of medications. Ophthalmologists can assist in determining the cause of the problem.

On February 20th, Jason Barton, neuro-ophthalmologist at St. Paul's Hospital and Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, will join Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) for the first time to address issues with vision in Parkinson's disease.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, 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.

Date: Tuesday, February 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 175 attendees
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar will close on Friday, February 16, 2018.

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

Community Talks

Community Talk: Medication Management, Vancouver 

On March 7th, join Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) for an afternoon of education at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Jonathan Squires, will provide an overview of Parkinson's disease, treatment options and tips for medication management.


Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm (registration begins at 1:00pm)
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – Trattoria Hall
3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver [map]
Capacity 100 attendees
Fees: Members $5.00 | Non-Members $10.00

Registration for this event closes on March 2, 2018

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Conferences

Regional Conference, Victoria

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

  • Research Updates: Dr. Jon Stoessl, Movement Disorder Specialist from the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre
  • Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management: Karen Martin, Disability Alliance and Rajpreet Sall, Emergency Management Community Liaison at the City of Victoria
  • Enhancing Communications – Taking Care of Your Voice: Sue Decker, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (registration opens at 12:30pm)
Location: Sandman Victoria | 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria [map]
Cost: PSBC Members: Individual: $15.00; Couple/Pair: $25.00 
Non-Members: Individual: $25.00; Couple/Pair: $45.00
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.
Capacity: 100

 

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Registration for this event will close on Wednesday March 21, 2018

*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.

Workshops

Time Out for Carepartners, Nanaimo

Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) recognizes the efforts made by carepartners and caregivers every day. On February 24, 2018, we invite all carepartners/caregivers to join us for a day of education, socialization and relaxation. Guest speakers will share experiences and strategies for coping with the complexities that arise as a result of Parkinson's disease (PD).

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

SPECIAL NOTICE: An adjacent room will be available for people with Parkinson's (PwP) to partake in activities (e.g., light exercising, games, socializing), while their carepartner/caregiver participates in the sessions. We ask that PwP coming to the February 24th event respect this room divide, and not attend sessions unintended for them. This room will be managed by volunteers who will provide companionship and light exercise activities. The volunteers will not be medical professionals.


Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Vancouver Island Conference Centre | Mt Benson Ballroom B
101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo [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 workshop 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.

 

Registration for this workshop will close on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

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