Registration – Communication & Swallow Workshop, Surrey

This 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.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Please note that proof of vaccination will be required, and masks must be worn until seated.

Registration open through Wednesday, September 14.

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (check-in begins at 9:30am)
Location: Civic Hotel Surrey (Civic B Room) | 13475 Central Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8 [view map]
This is an in-person event only. No virtual attendance option is available.
Parking & Transit: Parking is accessible off 104 Avenue, University Drive or City Parkway [view instructions]. The hotel is steps away from the Surrey Centre Skytrain station.
Capacity: 40 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member: $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair): $40
Non-Member: $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair): $60
Parkinson Society BC 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.
Pre-workshop Materials:

Participants will be required to review materials prior to attending the in-person workshop, including a Pre-workshop Webinar and the Radboud Oral Motor Inventory for Parkinson's Disease (ROMP) Questionnaire. These materials will be provided to you in an email following your registration.

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