Category Archives: Meetings and Conferences

February 2017 Carepartners Workshop

A Carepartners Workshop is being held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Burnaby Executive Suites at 4201 Lougheed Hwy in Burnaby. It runs from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm. Anyone wishing to travel same-day will have to catch the 06:30 am ferry out of Departure Bay in Nanaimo in order to arrive in time for registration which opens at 9:30.

Here is the link for registration details and to register (open the section on Regional Conferences and Seminars).

We’re looking into whether or not there will be special rates for workshop attendees who wish to spend the night at the hotel.

If anyone is interested in going and would like to carpool, leave a comment on this post or send us a message via the Contact Us Page and we will try to find you a ride or a rider.

Here is a Google Map showing the proposed route from the church where we hold monthly meetings to the Burnaby hotel.

Victoria PSBC Regional Conference Videos Available

The videos of the four presentations given at the November 5, 2016 Regional Conference in Victoria are now online at the Parkinson Society BC website at the following location:

There are a lot of links from other conferences on this page so I’ve pulled out the relevant ones and put them below in presentation order with duration times and links that open in a new tab or window.


They are worth listening to. One of my favourite quotes comes from Laurie Mischley’s talk:

We’re really good at hiding your symptoms while your disease progresses, but we are really bad at changing the rate of disease progression … we are celebrating the 200th year anniversary next year and we don’t have a single therapy other than exercise that has been shown to slow disease progression.


WPC 2016 Roundup

Two members of the Nanaimo Parkinson’s Support Group (Susan Aronson and Kevin Hood) attended the World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland Oregon from September 20 to 23. We presented our summary of the conference at the October 18 Monthly Meeting. We wanted to make our presentation notes available to anyone who is interested so here are some instructions for how to get all of the bits.

Presentation Resources

Note: The presentation is based on our own understanding of and interest in the topics and should not be used as the basis for changing behaviour, diet or medications without first consulting with your family doctor or neurologist.

“WPC 2016 Portland OR, Sept 20 – 23” Presentation

PDF version of PowerPoint slides.

WPC 2016 short videos.

Videos used in PowerPoint presentation.

Other WPC 2016 short videos.

WPC 2016 congress videos.

Additional Resources

WPDF of WPC 2016 poster “What neurologists wish patients with Parkinson’s disease knew” by Rachel Schwartz. Used with permission.