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 some of his strategies for living well with Parkinson’s.

We also highlight examples of the excellent work currently undertaken by researchers funded under the Parkinson Society Canada National Research Program.

The advocacy report outlines key findings and recommendations of the federal Health Committee’s final report on neurological conditions.

We ask your help in bringing the issue of genetic discrimination to the attention of your federal MP.

This is our final issue of 2012. We invite you to consider supporting Parkinson Society Canada by making a special year-end donation. Your support will help to fund innovative research, education, advocacy and support services that so many Canadians living with Parkinson’s depend on.

We invite you also to make some additional New Year’s resolutions along with the ones you are sure to make. Put planning to attend the World Parkinson Congress in October 2013 at the top of your list.

Finally, we invite you to leave a note in the Comments section to let us know what you think of the newsletter and articles. Your feedback will make this publication better. And if you enjoy reading e-Parkinson Post, please pass along the link to someone you know so that they may enjoy it too.

Wishing you all the best of the season.
Marjie Zacks