Category Archives: Workshops & Presentations

Community Scientific Talk: Dr. Erich Mohr from Medgenesis Therapeutics

There is a new trial in the UK that is testing whether a drug called GDNF has the potential to slow the course of Parkinson’s, which is something no current treatment can do. Harnessing growth factors, such as GDNF, is though to help dopamine-producing nerve cells from dying in the Parkinson’s brain. This trial is sponsored by Parkinson’s UK, with support from… Read more »

Upcoming Campbell River BC events!

  Join ME for back-to-Back events in Campbell River! I will be speaking with caregivers on Tuesday Dec 9th about how to manage ‘healthily’ as a caregiver and improve self-efficacy; and on Wednesday Dec 10th, I’ll be discussing how are muscles work, how that is impacted with Parkinson’s disease, and how exercise (incl. yoga) can help! …. looking forward to… Read more »

gerontology in Washington DC – bits and pics 11/12

  … are you ready for an onslaught of photos? I spent last week in Washington DC at the Gerontological Society of America’s scientific meeting. It was a really well run conference, with so many sessions to choose from and high-quality research presented. It was nice to catch up with old friends and colleagues too! I presented some of my… Read more »

Niagara (in the) Fall[s] – bits and pics 10/12

I had the chance to present some of my research at the Canadian Association on Gerontology’s annual Scientific Meeting. I’ve been attending this conference for 4+ years, and truly value the connections I’ve made through this organization. It’s so nice to see familiar faces year after year, and recognize all that my peers have accomplished! I was also excited because the… Read more »

bits and pics 9/12 Dementia conference in Spain!

Last week I was fortunate enough to travel to Valencia, Spain for a conference on Dementia – specifically, The 2nd International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. I presented my research and attended some great sessions on amyloid vs tau hypotheses, therapeutic strategies, the search for biomarkers and considerations for care and diagnosis. Luckily, after the sessions were done, I was… Read more »

Yogadopa is coming to Parksville BC (Oct 4)

Mark your calendars, I’m doing a Yogadopa for Parkinson’s workshop in conjunction with the lovely folks at Oceanside Yoga studio in Parksville BC on Oct 4th. The class is open to persons with PD, care partners and other health/fitness professionals who work with persons with PD. Please contact Oceanside Yoga at 250.594.0108 or info@oceansideyoga.com for more information or to register…… Read more »

CIHR cafe scientifique: Dealing with Dementia

I attended a wonderful webinar from Canadian Institutes of Health Research on dealing with dementia. It offered perspectives from two caregivers (one Alzheimer’s and one Parkinson’s + dementia), a nurse and a physician on “living” with dementia. Here are some of the highlights I took away… For caregivers and persons with dementia: dementia is complex! the diseases behind dementia express themselves… Read more »

Fall YOGADOPA classes starting SEPT 11th

Yogadopa and Neuromotion Physiotherapy Victoria are running 12 PARKINSON’S YOGA CLASSES Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm starting September 11th. I have some research/conference travel on a few Thursdays, so the dates are as follows: September 11, 18; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18. Sessions will focus on posture, balance, strengthening the core, opening the chest, flexibility and range of… Read more »

yogadopa summer workshops!

I’m excited to announce that Yogadopa and Neuromotion Physiotherapy are running TWO YOGA FOR PARKINSON’S SUMMER WORKSHOPS! Thursday July 17th will cover some core (abdominal) work, focus on postural alignment and gentle opening of the chest… Great for anyone with a stooped posture and will provide some take-home tips! Thursday August 21st will focus on finding our feet on the floor, work on… Read more »