[Event] Provincial Conference: Moving Forward, Together


Join us for our provincial conference, Moving Forward, Together

Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) invites you to join us for our provincial conference,Moving Forward, Together, on Saturday, October 26th. This event will foster an educational and inspirational space for enriching the connection between people with Parkinson’s, carepartners, friends, and healthcare professionals.

Featuring prominent local, national, and international presenters, Moving Forward, Togetherwill offer a diversified itinerary, including two morning plenaries and eight afternoon breakout sessions to select from. This year, we have introduced a new breakout stream specifically designed for healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of Parkinson’s disease.

Topics covered at this conference will include:


  • Non-Motor Symptoms — Dr. Mark Mapstone
  • Motor Symptoms — Dr. Alex Rajput

Breakout Session #1 (1:30pm to 2:30pm)

  • Advanced Stages: Cognitive Changes & Palliative Care — Dr. Keiran Tuck
  • Fatigue and Sleep Problems — Dr. Daryl Wile
  • Mental Health Changes — Dr. Andrew Howard
  • Upright and Walking Light: How to Prevent Falls — Naomi Casiro
  • Beyond the Tremor: Treating Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms (for healthcare professionals only) — Dr. Anish Kanungo

Breakout Session #2 (2:45pm to 3:45pm)

  • Ambiguous Loss (for carepartners/caregivers) — Kathryn Brosseau
  • Medication Management — Dr. Claire Hinnell
  • Nutrition — Dr. Pamela Hutchison
  • What Can Allied Healthcare Professionals Do For You? — Allied healthcare professional panel
  • NEW Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease (for healthcare professionals only) — Parkinson Canada


Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (registration opens at 8:00am)
Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Crystal Ballroom
6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby [map]
Agenda: View the conference agenda (includes information on topics and speakers)

Early Bird (until August 30th)
Member: Individual $40, Couple/Pair $70
Non-Member: Individual $60, Couple/Pair $100.

Late Riser Fee (After August 30th)
Member: Individual $50, Couple/Pair $90
Non-Member: Individual $70, Couple/Pair $120


*To maximize the benefit of the Provincial Conference Moving Forward, Together to British Columbia’s Parkinson’s community, PSBC is offering a limited number of scholarships for people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and family carepartners who would be unable to attend the conference without financial assistance. [more info]


Registration for this event will close on Friday, October 11

For more information, contact us:
604-662-3240 or 1-800-668-3330 | info@parkinson.bc.ca