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November Symposium Series

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a unique and complex condition. Common areas of interest in managing Parkinson's include treatment options such as medications, surgical procedures, and non-pharmacological treatments such as exercise.

To assist in expanding your knowledge in these areas, 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 will be required for each session.

Topics covered in the November Symposium Series will include:

Duodopa - Advanced Therapy for PD: November 18

Duodopa®️: Advanced Therapy for Parkinson’s

Duodopa®️, or levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG), is an advanced therapy used in managing symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease.

In this webinar, Dr. Tara Rastin, Movement Disorder Specialist at the Pacific Parkinson Research Centre, will focus on symptoms of advanced Parkinson's, and how LCIG works to improve them. Dr. Rastin will also explore challenges and/or limitations of LCIG, particularly in British Columbia, and highlight the types of patients who may benefit from this therapy.

Registration for this webinar will close Wednesday, November 11

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

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Deep Brain Stimulation: November 25

Deep Brain Stimulation: Surgical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical intervention used to treat disabling motor symptoms related to Parkinson's disease.

In this webinar, Nancy Polyhronopoulos, Registered Nurse, DBS Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital, will examine how DBS works to help reduce certain symptoms and effects of Parkinson's. She will also discuss what patients can expect before and after DBS surgery.

Registration for this webinar will close Wednesday, November 18

Date: Wednesday, November 25
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

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Keeping Active and Motivated in Winter: November 30

Keeping Active and Motivated in Winter

As the winter season sets in, you might be finding yourself indoors more often and being less active.

Join Parkinson Society BC's own neuro physiotherapist, Shelly Yu, as she shares ideas on how you can keep active and motivated. She will offer practical tips, new exercises, and recommendations on frequency and intensity of exercise.

Registration for this webinar will close Wednesday, November 25.

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

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