Message from the Editor

Marina Joseph

Marina Joseph, Editor e-Parkinson Post

In this final issue of eParkinsonPost for 2013, we wrap up an exciting year, not only for Parkinson Society Canada but also for the global Parkinson’s community. We’ll focus on some of the great work by Canadians in communities, university labs and at global gatherings for Canadians living with Parkinson’s.

We shine the spotlight on over 14,000 people who make our programs and services possible. With more walks and virtual teams than before, Canadians stepped up and stepped out raising over $2.75 million in the 23rd Parkinson SuperWalk held in over 100 communities across Canada in September.

We’ll cover highlights from the 3rd World Parkinson Congress, the triennial meeting of Parkinson’s organizations from around the globe. More than 1,300 of 3,300 delegates in attendance were from Canada.  PSC was also proud to be part of  the Canadian contingency of scientists, health professionals working in neurological and related fields, people with Parkinson’s, policy makers and organizational leaders.

Our Congress coverage takes you beyond the scientific presentations, and the tour of poster abstracts to explore Congress as experienced by people with Parkinson’s. There was no greater example of this than the Buddies Program, a pilot project of WPC supported by PSC and volunteers, pairing people with Parkinson’s in Canada with global attendees.  And read our advocacy update which includes highlights from the inaugural World Parkinson Congress Policy Forum.

And finally, learn about the expansion of our continuing education program and resources for health professionals based on the first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease.

eParkinsonPost is a free subscription based online newsletter published up to five times each year by Parkinson Society Canada. We value your feedback and encourage you to post comments about the articles.  And if you really enjoy this resource, share it with someone you know so that they too can subscribe and be more informed about Canada’s Parkinson community.

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