Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the last five years? Join us for our New Diagnosis Workshop Series this February. Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) recognizes that receiving a new diagnosis of PD can be difficult, as it may be accompanied by overwhelming feelings of anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty.
Movement disorder specialist Dr. Jonathan Squires, nurse practitioner Joanna Davis, and neuro physiotherapist Michelle McCarthy from the Movement Disorders Clinic at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Brain Health, will lend their knowledge to provide an overview of the disease, treatment options, and tips on staying active to help slow the progression of symptoms. Each talk will be followed by a 10-minute question and answer session.
This workshop will also feature a panel of all three speakers for a final 30-minute question and answer session at the end of the series, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions about their Parkinson's diagnosis, management, treatment, and support.
Tuesday, February 8
10:30am – 11:30am PT: What is Parkinson's Disease | Dr. Jonathan Squires, Movement Disorder Specialist
Tuesday, February 15
10:30am – 11:30am PT: Non-motor Symptoms and Treatment | Joanna Davis, Nurse Practitioner
Tuesday, February 22
10:30am – 11:20am PT: Living Well with Parkinson's - Exercise | Michelle McCarthy, Neuro Physiotherapist
11:20am – 11:50am PT: Panel Question & Answer Session
***Please note that only one registration is required to attend all sessions in this series. While this workshop is intended for individuals newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the last five years, anyone who feels they will benefit from the information presented is welcome to attend.***