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July Symposium

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, Parkinson Society British Columbia will host three webinars in this symposium series to provide the PD community the opportunity to learn from leading experts.

Please note, separate registration is required for each session.

Staying Nimble: July 7

Staying Nimble: Adapting to Meet Needs for Virtual Care of PD

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought quick and sudden changes to all areas of our lives, including the delivery of our healthcare. Specifically, the healthcare system has pivoted towards telemedicine, and for many who are living with Parkinson's during COVID-19, questions have surfaced about what this shift to virtual care actually looks like, and what the implementation of virtual care means for their present and future care for Parkinson's.

Join this webinar as Dr. Daryl Wile, movement disorder specialist in Kelowna, discusses telemedicine care in Parkinson's, and how healthcare has tried to adapt their clinic processes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Wile will address the effects this has had on research studies, as well as opportunities that have emerged for new clinical tools to be developed that may benefit Parkinson's patients.

Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free


Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Speech and Voice Changes: July 17

Speech and Voice Changes with Parkinson's

Speech and swallowing difficulties can occur at any stage of Parkinson's, and have tendency to progress alongside the disease. In this webinar, Meaghan Delaney, Kamloops speech pathologist, will lead a discussion about changes in speech, voice, and swallowing in people with Parkinson's, and updated evidence on how to treat them. The benefits of exercising the speech and voice system in people with Parkinson's will also be addressed.

Meaghan will also lead a short demonstration of vocal activities, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: Friday, July 17
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free


Registration for this webinar will close on Wednesday, July 15

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Balance and Falls: July 23

Balance & Falls: Joining the Puzzle Pieces

Join us as Parkinson Society BC's own Shelly Yu, neuro physiotherapist, discusses balance problems and fall risk in Parkinson's.

Falls are a result of a complex interplay of various risk factors, including motor symptoms and brain changes that affect the balance and mobility of people with Parkinson's disease. In this webinar, Shelly will discuss the research on balance and falls, and its practical applications for reducing fall risk factors and improving quality of life for people with Parkinson's.

Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free


Registration for this webinar will close on Tuesday, July 21

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