Message from the editor

The World Parkinson Congress (WPC) is coming to Montreal in October 2013. To help make this the most successful Congress to date, we list several ways that you can get involved. Canadian WPC Ambassador Ryan Tripp offers additional reasons to attend. In a Story from the Front, we profile Ontario resident Bill Andrus who shares … Read more

World Parkinson Congress 2013

October 1-4, 2013 Montreal, Canada The countdown is on! World Parkinson Congress 2013 is less than a year away and heading into the home stretch. Here are a few ways you can participate. Send a photo. Submit a photo of yourself holding a See you in Montreal at the WPC 2013 sign for posting on … Read more

Meet the WPC 2013 Ambassadors: Ryan Tripp

Ryan Tripp, a former physical education teacher and administrator, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1996, at the age of 47. He is one of the three Canadian Ambassadors for World Parkinson Congress 2013. Ryan lives in Bracebridge, Ontario. How did you become a WPC 2013 Ambassador? I attended the first World Parkinson Congress in 2006, … Read more

Living well with Parkinson’s: Bill Andrus

When Bill Andrus was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years ago, at age 51, his first reaction was relief. “If we know what it is, at least we can treat it.” That relief was quickly replaced by anger and fear of the unknown. “Now, I knew I had Parkinson’s but what did it mean? How long … Read more

Parkinson Society Canada National Research Program

Your research dollars at work Parkinson Society Canada has funded more than 400 awards, fellowships, and grants, since 1981. The resulting research is teaching us more about how to prevent, diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease. Studying how pesticide exposure affects the development of Parkinson’s disease Dr. Scott Ryan Post-doctoral Fellow Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute At … Read more