Mind Over Matter 2019 – Education Conference

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On Saturday, April 13, 2019 Parkinson Canada, Atlantic invites you to Mind Over Matter, the 6th Annual Education & Awareness Conference. This is Parkinson Canada’s premier conference event of the year for the Atlantic Provinces.

Together, let’s learn, ask questions and share a unique experience with many other Parkinson minded participants. This event will be highly interactive enabling Parkinson’s disease Subject Matter Experts to present individually to each table of delegates in rotation throughout the course of the day.

This year’s Mind Over Matter Conference will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian. Located in the historic and vibrant Seaport District, in the heart of downtown Halifax and just steps away from restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, this landmark hotel overlooks the Halifax Harbour.

The hotel has mobility access, complimentary parking.

Registration for this year’s event is $115 ( $85 for the first 100 people to register)

Register

For individuals traveling to the conference from outside the HRM

Complimentary bus transportation has been generously sponsored by Coach Atlantic.

  • To book your seats, phone the Call Centre at 1-800-575-1807.
  • Please use the coupon code PARK2019 when making your reservation.

If you require overnight accommodation we have a special conference rate at the Westin Nova Scotian of $149 per night. Please Click Here to book or give the Westin a call directly (902) 421-1000 and Identify that you’re attending the Parkinson Canada Conference.

Mind Over Matter Conference at a glance
8:00 am Commonwealth Room – Registration Desk Opens
9:10 am Welcoming Remarks
9:20 am Morning Keynote – TBA
10:00 am Break – Hot & cold beverages (service stations)
10:30am Round Table Sessions by Subject Matter Experts
12:00pm Midday Break

  • Lunch service for Conference Delegates
  • Midday activities, commercial displays and information booths
  • Products & Services Show Area – Retail displays
1:00 pm Welcoming Performance
1:20pm Round Table Sessions by Subject Matter Expert
3:00 pm Break – Hot & cold beverages (service stations)
3:30 pm Closing Keynote
3:50 pm Closing Comments
Keynote Speakers

Information on the Keynote Speakers will be updated at a later date.

Subject Matter Experts
  • Beth Lynch – Conductive Education, March of Dimes
  • Brittany Jennings Conductive Education, March of Dimes
  • Julie Wysocki – Emerging Research, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. George Roberston – Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
  • Neda Alizadeh – Fatigue in Parkinson’s Patients, Dalhousie University PhD candidate
  • Christine Potvin – Nurse Neuromodulation Specialist, QEII Health Science Centre
  • Amanda Maier – Osteopathy
  • Gail CreaserPhysiotherapy, Dalhousie University
  • Alison MacAulay – Exercise, Rock Steady Boxing
  • Andrea Richards – Podiatrist, Bedford Orthotics
  • Dr. Mike Thorne – Getting the Most out of you Neurologist Visit, Resident Neurologist
  • Richard Drake – Cognitive, Dalhousie University
  • Katherine Strynatka – Genetic Research, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. David Brandman – DBS, Resident Neurosurgeon
  • Irene Taylor Campbell – Speech, Retired
  • Kaitlyn Phillips – Disability Tax Credit (tentative)
  • Monica Bigelow – Massage Therapy
  • Choice Health Centre – Naturopath, Massage Therapist, Chiropractor, PTOT
  • Home Instead – Caregiver Stress, Private Home Care