Research forum coming to Ottawa


Intro GuideYou are invited to attend a Parkinson Canada Research Forum on Friday, May 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. You’ll learn about how discoveries lead to innovative resources that can help people with Parkinson’s every day.

Presenters include Dr. Ron Postuma, Chair, Parkinson Canada Scientific Advisory Board and Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and Dr. Silke Appel-Cresswell, Assistant Professor and Neurologist, University of British Columbia and a recent recipient of a one-year Pilot Project Grant from the Parkinson Canada Research Program.

Dr. Postuma will talk about the Parkinson Canada Research Program, the role of the Scientific Advisory Board, and how discoveries made by funded researchers lead to knowledge translation and new resources that can help you live well with Parkinson’s. Dr. Postuma will showcase two important tools including the Guide to Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and his newest book Parkinson’s Disease: An Introductory Guide.

Dr. Appel-Cresswell will talk about her newest project, Investigating fungi: A new frontier in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Appel-Cresswell is concentrating on changes to the olfactory system and the gut that occur long before the tremor, stiffness and walking difficulties that are the classic motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. You can read more about her project here.

For more information and to register for this free event, please contact Margaux Wolfe at 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3425 or by email at Advance registration is required.

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