Kili Conquerors

Reta Currie, an Ottawa nurse and wellness expert met with Parkinson Society Ottawa, just over a year ago, to discuss her dream of building a team to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro while raising awareness and funds for Parkinson Societies across Canada. Reta was determined to make a difference and she wanted to do this on behalf … Read more

PSC leads the way to launch Canada’s first-ever National Brain Awareness Month

Joyce Gordon, CEO of Parkinson Society Canada and Chair of the Neurological Health Charities Canada coalition welcomed more than 300 members of the Canadian brain community to launch Canada’s first-ever National Brain Awareness Month in March, an effort to shine the spotlight on issues facing almost 11 million Canadians living with neurological and psychiatric conditions. … Read more

NHCC presents 2011 Change-Maker Awards to outstanding leaders

As part of National Brain Awareness Month, the members of Neurological Health Charities Canada presented 2011 Change-Maker Awards to three organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in inclusion, innovation and integration for the benefit of Canadians living with brain conditions. Congratulations to: Baycrest Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital The Globe and Mail, special mention to … Read more

Research Grants Update

The Parkinson Society Canada Board of Directors has approved the funding of 1 Clinical Research Fellowship 1 Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship 5 Graduate Student Awards for the Autumn 2011-2013 cycle competition of PSC’s National Research Program. This represents an initial $300,000 commitment to research for the two-year period 2011-2013. The adjudication of the Spring cycle … Read more

The Donald Calne Lecture

Parkinson Society Canada will host The Donald Calne Lecture on Tuesday, June 7th, 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. in Toronto. This year’s honoured recipient is Dr. Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders at Columbia University in New … Read more

Research – In the News

Breakthrough in genetic therapy helps Parkinson’s patients http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/research/article/955090–breakthrough-in-genetic-therapy-helps-parkinson-s-patients Study says gene therapy eases Parkinson’s, others worry about long-term effects http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/study-says-gene-therapy-eases-parkinsons-others-worry-about-long-term-effects-118133149.html Gene therapy reverses symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease http://weill.cornell.edu/news/releases/wcmc/wcmc_2011/03_17_11.shtml Study shows Ibuprofen may reduce risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2011-releases/parkinsons-disease-ibuprofen.html Scientists create neurons with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease from patient’s skin cells http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2011/march/parkinsons.html Stanford scientists create … Read more

Parkinson SuperWalk 2011

The 2011 Parkinson SuperWalk website launches on April 4, 2011. The Parkinson SuperWalk website site is easier to use this year, as it incorporates new features based on your comments. Make your step count. Register now to enter the draw for Early Bird prizes! • Raise $100 online, by May 4, for a chance to … Read more