Message from the Editor

Welcome to the first edition of e-ParkinsonPost for 2012. In this issue, the advocacy report introduces Joyce Barretto, the new Co-Chair of the National Advocacy Committee and offers a look at several briefs that have been presented recently to federal and provincial government policymakers. We announce the progress of the Parkinson Research Alliance in developing … Read more

Advocacy Update

By Yvon Trepanier, Co-Chair, National Advocacy Committee New Co-Chair Joyce Barretto has been appointed by the board of directors to co-chair the National Advocacy Committee. Joyce is a strategic leader with over twenty-five years of success in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. On the move Her 13-year career in the Ontario Public Service included positions … Read more

Nominate a volunteer for National Volunteer Awards by March 31, 2012

Each year, Parkinson Society Canada accepts nominations for three national awards to celebrate the dedication, leadership and generosity of extraordinary volunteers who share our vision of a better life with a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. Nominations for the 2012 awards will be accepted until March 31, 2012. Read more >>

Setting standards for Parkinson’s diagnosis, treatment and care

Canada The Parkinson Research Alliance, a consortium of neurologists, scientists and Parkinson Society Canada, is working to create the first Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson’s disease, based on the best published evidence and expert consensus. The Guidelines have been submitted to the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences for publication in … Read more

Webinar on cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s coming in April

Parkinson Society Canada is hosting a webinar on Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s disease, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. EST. The presenter will be Dr. Oury Monchi of the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM), at University of Montreal. Registration details will be posted on

Research – In the News

Scientists Identify Protein That Contributes to Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: First Step In Strategy For Cell Replacement Therapy In Parkinson’s Disease: Medical News Today Inability To Express Emotion May Be An Early Symptom Of Parkinson’s Disease: Medical News Today How Alpha-Synuclein Interacts With Cell Membranes In Parkinson’s Disease: Medical News Today … Read more

World Parkinson Congress comes to Montreal on October 1 – 4, 2013

Parkinson Society Canada welcomes the world in 2013. The World Parkinson Congress (WPC) is the only global Parkinson’s conference that brings together the entire Parkinson’s community – people with Parkinson’s disease, those who care for them, medical and health professionals, and dedicated researchers working toward a cure and better treatments. Meet the Canadian Ambassadors 10 … Read more

Sign the Global Parkinson’s Pledge

In preparation for the next World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in 2013, we are seeking to collect as many signatures as possible for the Global Parkinson’s Pledge! As a WPC partner organization, and host of the next WPC, Parkinson Society Canada wants to help gather signatures for the pledge, in order to raise global awareness about … Read more