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Parkinson Society British Columbia invites you to join us for our provincial conference, Moving Forward, Together (MFT), on Saturday, October 15th at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport.

Our in-person provincial conference aims to foster an educational and inspirational space to enrich connections between people with Parkinson's, carepartners, friends, and healthcare professionals. Featuring prominent local and national presenters, Moving Forward, Together will offer a diversified agenda.

In addition to our two morning plenaries, you'll be able to choose two of eight afternoon breakout sessions to attend. A special two-part breakout stream created for healthcare professionals will also be offered to help expand knowledge of Parkinson’s disease.

Lunch will be served at the conference, with sandwich choice selection available at the point of registration. 

Plenaries:

  • Pain: The Invisible Symptom | Dr. Alfonso Fasano, Movement Disorder Specialist 
  • Social Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease | Dr. Penny MacDonald, Movement Disorder Specialist and Maggie Prenger, PhD Candidate 

Breakout sessions:

1:30pm - 2:30pm

  • Medication Management | Dr. Alan Low
  • Gait Disorders and Falls | Dr. Alfonso Fasano
  • Overcoming Stigma and Shame | Madelaine Ross
  • Complementary Therapies | Dr. Sanjay Ram
  • Cognitive Deficits Pt. 1 | Dr. Penny MacDonald (Healthcare professionals only)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Cannabis for Parkinson's Disease | Dr. Jean Paul Lim
  • Motor Symptoms | Dr. Omesh Kulkarni
  • Caregivers: Navigating Regret | Tricia Wallace
  • Diet and Nutrition | Suzanne Kaye
  • Cognitive Deficits Pt. 2 | Dr. Penny MacDonald (Healthcare professionals only)

Wellness rooms:

This year, there will be an opportunity to take advantage of our wellness rooms which provide attendees options for relaxing retreats including a quiet room, massage room, exercise room, and guided meditation room. Access to these rooms will not require prior pre-registration but will be available by drop in/sign-up sheet on the day of the conference.

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm PT
Location: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond, BC V6X 3X9 [map]
Agenda: READ FULL AGENDA HERE
Fee:

Early Bird (through August 29th
Member – Individual: $40 | Couple: $60
Non-Member – Individual: $60 | Couple: $90

Late Riser (effective August 30th
Member – Individual: $50 | Couple: $80
Non-Member – Individual: $70 | Couple: $110

Not a member of Parkinson Society BC? Consider becoming one to take advantage of the benefits including discounts at educational events, printed copies of our quarterly magazine Viewpoints, and more.

 

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 Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Abbvielogo Blue 2018 Web 

and our other event sponsor(s):

Sunovion Logo Web 2020 


Hotel Rooms

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport is pleased to provide conference attendees with a special room rate of $169 (CAD), which will be available for booking until September 13, 2022, or until the block has been sold out. Please book your room early to ensure that the group rate is available.

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If you are booking through the main hotel website, and not the link at the button above, please use the code PARSOC to obtain your discounted room rate.

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Directions

To get to Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, the following instructions may be of assistance if you're driving.

FROM VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  1. Follow Grant McConachie Way
  2. Stay in the right hand lane and take the Richmond turn off
  3. Turn right on No. 3 Road
  4. Follow 2 blocks to Cambie Road
  5. The hotel is on the corner of No. 3 Road and Cambie

FROM DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

OVER THE OAK STREET BRIDGE

    1. Take Oak Street over the Oak Street Bridge
    2. Stay on your right hand lane and take the first exit Sea Island Way to No. 3 Road
    3. Turn left on No. 3 Road and go 3 blocks to Cambie Road
    4. The hotel is on the corner of No. 3 Road and Cambie

OVER KNIGHT STREET BRIDGE 

    1. Follow Knight Street South which will take you over the Knight Street Bridge
    2. Take the Bridgeport Exit and follow Bridgeport Road heading West 
    3. Turn left on No. 5 Road
    4. Turn right on Cambie Road 
    5. Continue on Cambie Road and the hotel will be on your right hand side

FROM PEACE ARCH (BORDER CROSSING) 

  1. Follow Interstate 5 to the border.
  2. Cross the border and Interstate 5 will turn into Highway 99
  3. Follow Highway 99 North through the George Massey Tunnel
  4. Take the Westminster Highway via No. 5 Road West Bound exit
  5. Go over the overpass
  6. Continue on Westminster Highway and turn right on No. 3 Road 
  7. Continue North on No. 3 Road until you reach Cambie Road

FROM BC FERRIES (TSAWWASSEN) 

  1. Take Highway 17 which turns into Highway 99
  2. Follow Highway 99 North through the George Massey Tunnel
  3. Take the Westminster Highway via No. 5 Road West Bound exit
  4. Go over the overpass
  5. Continue on Westminster Highway and turn right on No. 3 Road 
  6. Continue North on No. 3 Road until you reach Cambie Road

Looking for printable instructions? You can download a copy here.

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Parking

Complimentary parking for attendees, volunteers, and staff of the conference is available at the following locations [view map]:

  1. Blue Zone on the 5th floor of the President Parkade (right next to the hotel) complimentary to all conference attendees, volunteers, and PSBC staff.
  2. 2nd and 3rd floor of the President Parkade (right next to the hotel). 

Please do not park in the Red Zone on the 5th floor or the ground level of the President Plaza. 

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Exhibitors

Coming soon

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Lunch Options

During your registration, you will be asked to select a lunch option for each individual you are registering. Each sandwich comes in a box with a fresh baked cookie and old fashioned potato salad with egg (appropriate substitutions are made for dietary requirements).

As we are aware some individuals may have dietary restrictions, we have a variety of options available. The following are fuller descriptions of what is contained in each sandwich option:

  • Tuna Sandwich – albacore tuna salad with crisp capers, avocado aioli, and fresh dill on county loaf bread
  • Tuna Sandwich (Gluten Free) – albacore tuna salad with crisp capers, avocado aioli, and fresh dill on gluten free bread
  • Roast Beef Sandwich – 24 hour roast beef sirloin, peppercorn aioli, and crisp onions on rosemary bread
  • Ham Sandwich – cotto ham and havarti, artisan lettuce, and maple mustard on yukon gold scallion bread
  • Vegetable Sandwich – maple roasted vegetables with kale, swiss cheese, and thyme on toasted grain bread
  • Vegetable Sandwich (Vegan) – maple roasted vegetables with kale, and thyme on toasted grain bread

If you have more specific dietary requirements, please contact Alana Dhillon, Education & Support Services Coordinator at adhillon@parkinson.bc.ca.

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