Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson's
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Spring 2015 Regional Parkinson’s Conference
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117
Thank you SuperWalkers!
We've raised over $398,000 through the Parkinson SuperWalk for support services and research. Help us increase that amount by going to www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca to pledge a walker.
Save the Date - The Spring Parkinson's Regional Conference takes place May 13, 2015 at Holiday Inn Sarnia/Point Edward Hotel & conference Centre. The conference is designed to give information and support to people living and working with Parkinson's. Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with Parkinson's. For more information, click here.
New Canadian Study on Parkinson's Disease - The National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions has been completed. Click here to learn more and to read the report yourself.
Tim Hague Sr, Winner of the Inaugural Season of Amazing Race Canada spoke at the Second Annual Kool 105.3 Parkinson Golf Classic. Click here to view his amazing presentation.
New Drug Treatments Available for Parkinson's Disease Webinar takes place October 22, 2014 featuring Dr. Anthony Lang and Dr. David Grimes. Click here for more information.
Were you unable to participate in a conference or webinar? Good news - we have material from past conferences and webinars. To find out more, click here.
Bill 21 Passes Final Vote: A Step in the Right Direction - Parkinson Society is pleased to announce that Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), passed the third reading with all party support in the Ontario legislature. The legislation will allow caregivers to focus their attention on what matters most - providing care to their loved ones - without the fear of losing their job. To continue reading, please click here.
Parkinson's Awareness Month - On April 1, 2014 statements about Parkinson's were made at Queen's Park launching Parkinson's Awareness Month. To read the transcript of the proceedings, please click here.
Expert Webinar Series were sessions specifically designed for professionals who treat Parkinson's and movement disorder patients. These interactive sessions were led by Canada's leading Parkinson's experts. To view these sessions, click here.fi aaa
First-Time Donor's Super Credit (FDSC) - The budget proposes to introduce a temporary supplement to the existing non-refundable tax credit for charitable donations by individuals. Click here to find out more.
Class action proceeding in regards to Requip (generic name ropinirole hydrochloride) has been certified in Ontario. All persons resident in Canada (except the province of Quebec) who were prescribed this treatment and who have Impulse Control Disorders may qualify as a Class Member. Individuals with Parkinson’s who wish to participate in the process must fill out a questionnaire which is available at www.thomsonrogers.com
For more information on the International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Disease and related disorders, please click here.
Ontario Trillium Foundation Support for Communications Position - Thanks to a $163,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Parkinson Societies of Ontario will work collaboratively to improve communications about Parkinson’s disease and access to our programs and services.
The Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease is a publication that was issued with the aim of creating a consistent standard for diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s for the first time in Canada. These guidelines were designed for a broad range of health professionals to ensure they have a detailed understanding of Parkinson’s, and will enable all practitioners to work effectively to improve the course of their treatment for patients and clients. For more information and to view the guidelines, click here.