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June 2020

WEBINAR – Living in a COVID World: How a Pandemic Impacts Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease & Research They are Involved In

June 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Quincy Almeida Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education; Director, Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Centre COVID-19 has changed our world and how we will live in it. No doubt, it has had a major impact on everything we do, and how we go about doing it. Elderly populations, and especially those dealing with neurodegenerative conditions have been impacted in many ways, and in some cases it may be contributing to progression of disease. This webinar will focus on the…

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WEBINAR: Crooner Tunes on Tuesday Afternoon – Rick Kish & PSSO celebrate Canada Day!

June 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rick Kish, accompanied by Nevin Campbell (Piano), Larry Ernewein (Bass), Sandy McKay (Drummer), Derrick Beckford (Sound & Stream) and "Special appearance - Connor Boa" will perform songs made famous by the likes of Sinatra, Martin, King Cole and many others. These guys love this music and it shows as they perform together in a variety of theatres, performance halls and venues all over the province of Ontario. Register Today! Click here is you would like to make a donation

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September 2020

WALK THE BLOCK for Parkinson’s

September 12, 2020
Your Neighbourhood

Right now, coming together looks very different. COVID-19 has changed our world as we know it, and as our leaders say, this time we are in is our new “normal” for the foreseeable future. The most important thing now is that we still find a way to be a support for one another. The needs of people living with Parkinson’s have not disappeared.  This year, the walk is going to look different. This year, what used to be WALK-IT for Parkinson’s has now become…

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LIVE Virtual KICK OFF for WALK THE BLOCK for Parkinson’s

September 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Your Neighbourhood
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WEBINAR: Communication Strategies for CarePartners

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Your Home

Kerry King Speech Language Pathologist, Connect Speech Therapy CarePartners are the “Communication Partners” for individuals with Parkinson disease. With this role in mind, participants will learn helpful tips and strategies when communicating with someone with Parkinson disease who may struggle with speaking volume, speech rate and clarity. They will also learn about other areas of care that a speech-language pathologist may help with. Register Today! Recordings of previous webinars ...

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October 2020

2020 Regional Parkinson’s Virtual Conference

October 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Your Home,

The Regional Parkinson's conference provides information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson's. Speakers: Dr. Quincy Almeida Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education Director, Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Centre Advances in Gait and Motor Symptom Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease Dr. Patricia Rosebush Professor, Department of Psychaitry & Behavioural Neurosciences McMaster University Mental Health and Other Non-Motor Features of Parkinson's Disease Erind Alushaj Research Student Western University Improving the Diagnostic Imaging of Parkinson's Disease Dr. Mandar Jog…

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Virtual Annual General Meeting

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Your Home

The Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario AGM is virtual via Zoom.  Everyone is welcome! RSVP at 1-888-851-7376 or [email protected] Documentation and Zoom instructions will be provided by email on October 20th to all who have responded to attend. Click for Invitation Click for Agenda

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November 2020

WEBINAR: Sleep Tight! Night-Time Issues in Parkinson’s

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Mary Jenkins Dr. Jenkins will discuss sleep issues in Parkinson's including: insomnia, restless legs, nightmares and hallucinations. Dr. Mary Jenkins is a Movement Disorders Neurologist and Associate Professor at Western University.   Prior to medicine she worked as a physiotherapist, working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Her research interests include motor control in Parkinson’s disease. Register Today!

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February 2021

WEBINAR: How the Transmission of Alpha-Synuclein Elicits Parkinson’s Disease Pathologies

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Your Home

Presenter: Morgan Stykel, PhD Candidate Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the presence of Lewy-bodies, which primarily contain the protein alpha-synuclein. In this Webinar, Morgan will describe how her research uses patient-derived stem cells to recapitulate vulnerable cell-populations to study disease. She demonstrates that a single alpha-synuclein mutation can elicit the accumulation and aggregation of proteins, characteristic of Parkinson’s disease. Morgan illustrates that alpha-synuclein spreads from cell-to-cell with emphasis on her most recent publication where she shows that extracellular vesicles (exosomes)…

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March 2021

WEBINAR: Parkinson’s in the Older Adult

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

Presenter: Dr. Alexandrea (Alex) Peel Dr. Peel will be reviewing disease considerations in older adults including; diagnosis, medication, and treatment strategies. Dr. Alexandrea Peel is a Geriatrician. A Geriatrician is an internal medicine specialist for people over age 65. Geriatricians specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that effect older persons. Dr. Peel completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at University of Waterloo, and her Medical Degree at McMaster University. She completed internal medicine training at the Northern Ontario School of…

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