- Date: avril 29, 2021
- Heure: 1 p.m. ET
No Matter What is a rallying cry for Canadians living with Parkinson’s, celebrating resilience, strength of spirit and perseverance.
Nothing prepares you for Parkinson’s, but life goes on: No Matter What. Join our speakers who share what resilience means to them and specific strategies for living well with Parkinson’s. There is strength in numbers, there is hope in research, and there is support all around you.
After his introductory address, Tim joins a panel of experts on lived experience and different areas of managing Parkinson’s:
Larry Linton is the chair of the Parkinson Advisory Council with Parkinson Canada and is the author of Shaken, not Stirred: Living with Parkinson’s Disease. He’ll expand on his experience with diagnosis, and what he knows now that he wishes he did the day he learned he had Parkinson’s.
Dr. Naomi Visanji holds an appointment at both the University of Toronto department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Edmond J. Safra program in Parkinson’s disease at Toronto Western Hospital. Dr Visanji’s research focuses on the pathobiology of alpha synuclein in Parkinson’s disease including the detection of peripheral alpha synuclein as a biomarker. She’ll talk about the importance of diagnosis, and what No Matter What means as a researcher and daughter of someone with Parkinson’s.
Hugh Johnston is a founding member of the PD Avengers and Chair of the Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Clinic Patient Advisory Board. He’ll share his perspective on making Parkinson’s matters and why advocacy efforts are so important to our collective resilience in the face of Parkinson’s.