Annual General Meeting, Vancouver
We invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 13, featuring guest speaker Dr. Matthew Farrer, UBC Professor of Medical Genetics, Canada Excellence Research Laureate in Applied Neurogenetics, and the Don Rix BC Leadership Chair in Genetic Medicine. Dr. Farrer is leading a global effort to discover new genes for Parkinson's and to accelerate the translation of these discoveries into new disease-modifying therapies. His lab has played a leading role in the discovery of every causal gene for typical late-onset Parkinson's disease, and he has also identified some of the genes for atypical and early onset forms of parkinsonism.
Following the meeting, Dr. Farrer will speak to his journey developing Parkinson's research and his hope for new discoveries in the near future. You will also hear from Larry Gifford, who has Parkinson's disease, and has been through genetic testing, as well as his wife and carepartner, Rebecca.
Light refreshments will be served.
||Saturday, April 13
||9:45am – 12:00pm (Registration opens at 9:00am)
||Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room | 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver [map]
||FREE for Members Only
Non-members interested in attending must pay the $25 membership fee
Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us
Parkinson Society British Columbia | 600-890 West Pender Street | Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 1J9