Kelowna Regional Conference Registration

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge and connecting with the Parkinson's community, on June 3rd, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is hosting an interactive regional conference in Kelowna featuring leading experts.

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.

The conference does not include a meal, however light refreshments and snacks will be provided to on-site attendees. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Alana Dhillon with details before May 24 at, 604-662-3240 ext. 245, or 1-800-668-3330 ext. 245.

Topics covered at this conference include:

  • Understanding Dyskinesias and Managing "Off" Periods | Dr. Daryl Wile, Movement Disorder Specialist
    Experiencing dyskinesias and “off” periods is often uncomfortable and frustrating for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). In severe cases, these issues can lead to social withdrawal and poor physical function, such as mobility and dexterity problems, which can consequently impact quality of life. Dr. Wile will discuss the connection between dyskinesias and "on"/"off" periods with disease progression. The reasons why dyskinesias occur during peak dose, and motor fluctuations during "off" times, will be explored. Dr. Wile will also discuss strategies for coping with and managing dyskinesias and “on”/“off” periods.
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Neurology Appointment | Cheryl Daniels, Registered Nurse
    Seeing a neurologist can be emotionally overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Daniels will provide strategies that people with Parkinson's (PwP) can use to prepare for their neurology appointments on an ongoing basis, giving them a sense of empowerment and control. By implementing these strategies and being more organized, PwP can feel more at ease during consultations.
  • Mobility Issues: Walking, Freezing, and Falling | DeAnna MacArthur, Physiotherapist
    MacArthur will discuss functional mobility challenges that people with PD often experience, such as stiffness, rigidity, and slow movement affecting their gait and walking ability. She will also provide strategies to manage balance issues that can lead to falls and freezing. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn effective techniques to improve their functional mobility and maintain their independence.

The conference will also include two participatory movement breaks led by Sean Dance.

Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (check-in begins at 12:30pm PT)

Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre
2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC [map]


Complimentary parking for conference attendees is available in the hotel parking lot. 

Capacity: 100
Fees: PSBC Member $15 | Members (Couple/Pair) $25
PSBC Non-Member $25 | Non-members (Couple/Pair) $45


Registration for this event is now closed. A limited number of walk-in registrations will be available on the day of the event.

These sessions are designed to provide general education and are not intended for individual advice and/or clinical care.