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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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Conferences

Regional Conference, Victoria

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, on March 2nd, Parkinson Society British Columbia 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:

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Dr. Tara Rastin, Movement Disorder Specialist from the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre
  • Speech and Technology: Susan Edwards, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Research Updates at Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre: Emma Kiss, Research Assistant and Michelle Doo, Research Coordinator
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (registration begins at 12:30pm)
Location: Sandman Hotel | 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria [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 $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

Online Exercise Class

Exercise is a known staple to healthy living—especially for people with Parkinson’s disease. Regular exercise helps maintain balance, strength, mobility and overall physical and mental wellbeing. Starting this February, for six weeks, Naomi Casiro, founder of NeuroFit BC, registered Physiotherapist and certified PWR! Therapist, will lead us in live Parkinson’s specific exercises!

Registrants agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damage known or unknown which they may incur as a result of participating in the online exercise classes. To reduce potential risks, please ensure you have the space needed to follow the exercises properly and that there are no obstacles or barriers in your way. PSBC and NeuroFit BC will not be held liable for accidents or incidents that may occur as a result from participating in these classes.

Registration for this event will close Friday, February 1, 2019.

Date: Every Thursday from February 7 to March 21, 2019 (No class February 28)
Time: 10:45am – 11:45am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the class will be sent out 24 hours before the session's start time.
Capacity: 175 registrants
Fees: Free

Registration for this event is now full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, you may add your name to a list by following the button below. A staff member at Parkinson Society BC will contact you should a space become available.

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Online registration for this webinar is now closed. If you would like to register by phone or email, please call Amy at 604-662-3240 or ama@parkinson.bc.ca.
Ask the Expert Webinar: Self-Management as Self-Care

Self-management refers to the tasks that an individual must undertake to live well with one or more chronic health conditions. These tasks include gaining confidence to deal with medical management, role management, and emotional management. On February 19, John A. Murphy, Coordinator of the Vancouver Coastal Region of Self-Management BC, will give us an introduction to self-management, and how learning these skills can improve your quality of life with Parkinson's – today, and in the future.

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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

Ask the Expert Webinar: Genetic Discovery to Therapeutic Target

Join us on March 12, as neuroscientists Jordan Follett and Emil Gustavsson from the University of British Columbia present their research on genetic discoveries in Parkinson's disease for therapeutic targets.

At the laboratory of Professor Matthew Farrer, Follett and Gustavssonare investigating the role of the retromer complex, a sorting network within brain cells that may position particular proteins within cells. Their working theory is that when genes within the retromer complex are mutated, they could be misplacing specific proteins within dopamine-producing cells — the main cell type lost in Parkinson's disease — ultimately causing them to die. If they can validate this theory, it could lead to new avenues for drug discovery and early disease detection.

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.


Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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 registrants
Fees: Free

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