Victoria Regional Conference Registration

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, on April 29, Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) will host an afternoon of learning. This event will be available to attend in person in Victoria.

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

Topics covered at this conference include:

  • Motor Symptoms | Dr. Keiran Tuck, Movement Disorder Specialist
    Dr. Tuck will discuss mild, moderate, and advanced motor symptoms that may be present in different stages for persons diagnosed with Parkinson's. Motor symptoms such as rigidity, tremor, slowness of movement, freezing, muscle cramping, dystonia, falls, and dizziness can affect movement and balance making daily living activities a challenge for people with Parkinson's. Dr. Tuck will cover how motor symptoms can be managed to improve quality in daily living.
  • Psychiatric Issues | Dr. Sanjeet Pakrasi, Psychiatrist
    Dr. Sanjeet Pakrasi provides neuro-psychiatric support to out-patients of the movement disorder clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. He will discuss the psychiatric aspects of Parkinson's, treatment, and how a psychiatrist on the person with Parkinson's healthcare team can be helpful.
    Visual hallucinations in people with Parkinson's, and related neurocognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, and Major Neurocognitive Disorder (previously dementia) may be challenging for both the person with Parkinson's and their caregiver and family members. How the psychiatric aspects can exacerbate motor symptoms will also be explored.
  • Functional Movement Patterns | Naomi Casiro, Registered Physiotherapist
    Naomi Casiro will provide practical knowledge on the fundamentals of functional movement in PD. Many people who exercise are not sure if they are doing it correctly, yet want to feel stronger and more capable in their day-to-day tasks. Unsure of how to get there, they may feel weaker and slower than they prefer. Confusion over how to apply all exercises for strength, balance, aerobic capacity, flexibility, and more is not uncommon and can seem overwhelming to most.
    Naomi will explain how to optimize your functional movement patterns and train efficiently and proactively to combat the effects of PD and aging. Attendees will learn what functional movement training means and how they can optimize their exercise routine. In learning how one can optimize their routine to get the most out of every exercise, attendees will take away:
    • key exercises to be doing and those that should be avoided.
    • tools and exercises they can implement into their routine right away.
    • experience from practicing key exercises right in the session and receive guidance on their technique.
    • answers to their exercise questions from a specialist in the field.


Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (check-in begins at 12:30pm PT)

Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville St., Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 [map]


Complimentary parking for conference attendees is available in the underground lot located at the back of the hotel off Quebec Street. Attendees do NOT need to purchase a ticket.

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


Registration for this event closes on Monday, April 24 at 12:00pm (noon).


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


Parkinson Society British Columbia | 600-890 Pender St W | Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9