Message from the Editor

Welcome to the first issue of eParkinsonPost for 2014. Throughout the year, we will update you on our progress in key areas including our work in federal advocacy, updates from our National Research Program and highlights from funded projects, as well as returning events such as Parkinson SuperWalk in September and Parkinson’s Awareness Month in … Read more

PSC Funded Student Becomes Next Generation of Parkinson’s Specialists

Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) funds doctors and clinicians early in their careers, nurturing the Parkinson’s specialists of tomorrow. One such specialist, Dr. Barbara Connolly, received the Nora Fischer Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship in 2011. Trained in Toronto under Dr. Anthony Lang, Dr. Connolly now provides her world-class skills and expertise to patients in the Hamilton, … Read more

Online Learning Module Helps Doctors Diagnose and Treat Parkinson’s

Since the release of the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease in 2012, more than 75,000 health professionals in Canada have been introduced to this resource to better diagnose and treat their Parkinson’s patients. Now, there are even more tools created specifically for doctors to improve the effectiveness of the guidelines. Parkinson Society Canada has developed … Read more

Getting the Most Out of the Website

Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) provides a variety of online resources to support individuals, families and health professionals affected by Parkinson’s. Our online resources may be able to provide answers to the questions you have about this complex neurodegenerative disease. For People with Parkinson’s: An important first step is learning the basics of Parkinson’s disease, such … Read more

Donald Calne Lecture – Save the date for May 26, 2014

Each year, Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) recognizes the achievements of a distinguished Parkinson’s neuroscientist of international reputation with the Donald Calne Lectureship. The honoree delivers a speech on the current state of Parkinson’s research, and often highlights their area of expertise. Established in 2002, the award honours Dr. Donald Calne for his contributions to the … Read more