Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Save the Date - The Fall Parkinson's Regional Conference takes place October 29, 2014 at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo. 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 or to register, click here.
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.
The World Parkinson Coalition is very excited to announce a new program they are hosting from September 30 to October 2, 2014. While they will offer six CME/CEU credits for health professionals, it is being designed to be accessible to everyone in the community. This free webcast is offered online only and is the first WPC Scientific Update: Parkinson Pipeline Umbrella program they’ve ever designed. It will take place over three days, with two talks offered each day. Click here for more information.
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.
The The Forum is currently unavailable. If you are interested in joining the forum or have ideas on how you would like to see it improved, please call 1-888-851-7376 or email email@example.com.
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.