Message from the editor

We’re thrilled to announce that the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease are finally here! This is a landmark achievement. It will mean so much to Canadians with Parkinson’s, knowing that whether you attend a movement disorder clinic in a large urban centre or a family practice in a smaller community, the same standards will apply … Read more

Parkinson Society Canada launches first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson Society Canada, in partnership with leading Canadian movement disorder specialists, has launched the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease will be published in the July 2012 issue of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences and will include an executive summary and quick reference … Read more

Committee news

We would like to express our thanks to outgoing Scientific Advisory Board members: Dr. Susan Fox and Dr. Francesca Cicchetti and outgoing Research Policy Committee members: Dr. Jim Emmett and Mr. Barry Johnson. Their dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s community has been invaluable. We welcome Dr. Ronald Postuma (McGill University Hospital Centre) and Dr. … Read more

The 9th Donald Calne Lectureship awarded to Dr. Matthew Farrer

Parkinson Society Canada is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Donald Calne Lectureship is Dr. Matthew Farrer, Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and Director of the Centre for Applied Neurogenetics in the Brain Research Centre at University of British Columbia (UBC), in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Farrer receives this honour for his … Read more

Advocacy Update

From the desk of Joyce Barretto and Yvon Trepanier, Co-Chairs, National Advocacy Committee Parkinson’s issues were front and centre, in early spring, when the federal Standing Committee on Health held hearings to conclude the work of the former Subcommittee on Neurological Diseases that had been suspended due to the 2011 federal election. The committee also … Read more

World Parkinson Congress 2013

October 1-4, 2013 Montreal, Canada World Parkinson Congress (WPC) is only 16 months away. Plan to be there. If ever you were going to attend WPC, this is the time to go because it’s happening right here in Canada. You can’t get more accessible than that. Also, Montreal is a fabulous city for a conference … Read more

Are you the lucky winner? Find out…

The first Parkinson SuperWalk Early Bird draw was open to all walkers who raised $100 or more online by May 3, 2012. This year, there were 41% more walkers who were eligible for the draw compared to last year. Thanks so much to the many people who got an early start fundraising for Parkinson SuperWalk. … Read more