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October 2018

2018 Regional Parkinson’s Conference

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Inn of Waterloo, 475 King St N
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Z5 Canada
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$50

The conference is designed to provide information and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s. Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with Parkinson’s. The Inn of Waterloo 475 King St N, Waterloo We have a fascinating lineup of speakers: Dr. Quincy Almeida Director of Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Clinic Levodopa Treatment and its Effect on Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Dr. Jim Frank Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology University of Waterloo Be Safe: Reducing Fall…

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WEBINAR: Understanding Regenerative Medicine Approaches for the Study and Treatment of Parkinson’s

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Ryan's presentation will summarize the current progress in regenerative medicine approaches to restore damaged brain regions in Parkinson’s. He will also discuss patient-derived stem cells and how they can be used as a screening tool for development of new therapeutics in Parkinson's. Because Ryan’s work involves a model made from Parkinson’s patient cells, he hopes his discoveries will be easier to move to the clinic to help treat patients, compared with animal models of drug discovery. REGISTER  

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November 2018

WEBINAR: Music and Parkinson’s

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of gait-related symptoms in Parkinson's and current research on how auditory cues influence walking patterns. Emily will discuss how different types of auditory cues produce positive vs. negative changes in gait and how this may be related to individual differences among users. Strategies for implementing auditory cues in day-to-day activities for better mobility will be discussed. REGISTER

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