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Meet Our Presenters

Douglas Hobson

Dr. Douglas Hobson,
B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

The Past, Present and
Future of PD Treatment
and Research

Since 2006 Dr. Hobson has been the Medical Director and practicing Neurologist at the Movement Disorder Clinic at Deer Lodge Centre, and has been the Codirector of the Movement Disorder Program at the University of Manitoba since 2004. He is currently involved in several clinic research studies, including Predicting Emergence of Levodopa-induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease by a Brain Imaging-based Biomarker and Cost Effectiveness Using the Motor Reprogramming Treatment in Functional Movement Disorders. Recent clinical research projects he was involved in include Nasal Asymmetry in Parkinson’s Disease (2009-2015) and NPF Patient Centeredness Study (M. vander Eijk: Netherlands - 2012). Dr. Hobson is a member of the Manitoba Medical Association, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Movement Disorder Group and the Movement Disorder Society, as well as an Assistant Professor at University of Manitoba, Department of Medicine.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams, RNBN, GNC(c)

How to Maximize Your Care – From Medication
to Exercise

Kelly graduated from the U of M Faculty of Nursing in 2002 and achieved CNA Certification in Gerontology in 2005. In 2012 she joined the team at the Movement Disorder Clinic, helping people with Parkinson’s learn about their disease process and how to live well with it. She also educates health care providers about Parkinson’s and how to work with them in the health care setting. She actively sits on Manitoba’s Parkinson Canada advisory council, working closely together on advocacy, programs and initiatives to better the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.

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