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Dance classes with Tango Libre

7 October 2019

In collaboration with Parkinson Québec, the Tango Libre dance company is about to start a new session adapted for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Classes will be held every Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, from October 27 at Tango Libre’s studio located at 1650 Marie-Anne Street in Montreal.

Enjoy a preferential rate for the 6 sessions!

For information and registration, please contact Tango Libre at 514-527-5197 or by email at info@tangolibre.qc.ca

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In september, we walk for the cause!

30 August 2019

We walk to support those affected by Parkinson’s and to raise awareness around the cause. Throughout the month of September various Parkinson’s Journeys will be held across Quebec. This is the largest fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease in Quebec. There is still time to register or donate to your region!

You want to participate? You can join Parkinson’s Journey in 3 different ways: as a individual participant, as a team captain or by joining an already existing team.

Each region offers a wonderful day filled with a variety of activities for the whole family! Come walk or run with us, dance or participate in an adapted circuit. Click here to see the full list of participating regions and the details for each event.

You cannot be there? Donate directly to a participant or the Parkinson’s Journey in your area!

Go to parkinsonsjourney.ca and together let’s empower those affected by Parkinson’s in Quebec.

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May Webinar: Research by Pr Louis-Eric Trudeau

6 May 2019

The causes and the mode of action of Parkinson’s disease are still little known which is why several researchers are working on this topic. Since this field is very technical and there is a lot of research out there, it can be difficult to navigate.

This webinar will allow participants to answer the question: What’s new in Parkinson’s research?

The goal of this webinar is to share the latest news in research and make it accessible to all. This is a good way to know what is happening all over the world, but also in Quebec where research is very active.

 

Presentation of our speaker

 

Pr. Trudeau is a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of Montreal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University. He completed a Diploma of Advanced Studies (D.E.A), equivalent to a master’s degree, in neuroscience at the University of Paris. He returned to do a doctorate in the same discipline at the University of Montreal and completed his academic career in the United States, at Iowa State University, by completing a post doctorate.

Professor Trudeau’s lab is currently trying to understand how these neurons work and why they degenerate into Parkinson’s disease. His laboratory is part of the Central Nervous System Research Group, which brings together the neuroscience laboratories of the University of Montreal campus.

 

The steps to follow:

** This webinar is only available in French

  1. Listen to the following video : La recherche par Pr Louis-Éric Trudeau 
  2. Sign up for the question period
  3. Prepare your questions and write them in the meeting form, by phone or email at cnoel@parkinsonquebec.ca
  4. If necessary, schedule a meeting with the project manager if you have difficulties with the system
  5. Show up to the question period, which will take place on May 30 at…

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An evening dedicated to research: 4th Annual Parkinson’s Awareness Symposium

1 March 2019

Now in its 4th edition, the Annual Parkinson’s Awareness Symposium will be held on March 27th at the Montreal Neurological Institute. This research symposium is the perfect opportunity to learn more about experimental research, clinical studies and the reality of someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, 3 speakers from different backgrounds will present and discuss with the participants. This year, as a novelty, graduate students will be invited to present the results of their research.

 

For more information and to register, visit the Facebook page of the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2056978214599594/

About McGill Students for Parkinson’s

 

The McGill Students for Parkinson Group was created in 2015. The goal of this group of students is to educate the general public about Parkinson’s disease, both on and off campus, by informing about the nature of the disease and the challenges associated with it. Through various fundraising activities, McGill Students for Parkinson’s donates to Parkinson Québec. Since 2017, students have also been present at the Movement Disorders Clinics of the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Montreal General Hospital to raise awareness among patients.

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Our webinars are back!

We are pleased to announce the return of our webinars in March. This year, we offer a new concept that focuses on the possibility of asking your questions to a specialist in the field. How does it work? At the beginning of each month, we will send you a video about the theme discussed during the month. At the end of the month, at a specific date, a specialist will be available on our web platform to answer your questions. You can ask your question with the use of a microphone in order to facilitate your exchange with the specialist.

+ What to do if you are not available during the presentation?

Just listen to the suggested video and send us your questions via email or leave us a message over the phone. During the presentation, the moderator will ask all the questions received by email or phone to the specialist.

The presentation will be recorded in order to listen to the speaker’s answers.

+ Are you having trouble with technology?

Do not worry we are here for you!

Contact us by email :cnoel@parkinsonquebec.ca or phone : 1-800-720-1307 p 222 to make an appointment to test the platform.

 

Themes for 2019:

March: Functional Neurosurgery with Dr. Panisset

April: Living with Parkinson’s with Mrs. Beaudoin

May: Research with M. Trudeau

June: Physical Activity with Mrs. Campola

September: Exercise with Mrs. Messier

October: The different types of drugs with M. Morin

November: Caregivers with Mrs. Beaudet

December: What’s new in research with Mrs.Degroot

*in french only

March: Functional neurosurgery with Dr. Michel Panisset

The steps to follow:

  1. Watch the following video: https://youtu.be/OKS9KVcKo8g
  2. Register for the question period on March 25th at 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm https://parkinsonquebec.adobeconnect.com/neuro2/event/registration.html
  3. Prepare your questions and write them in the form, by phone or by email at  cnoel@parkinsonquebec.ca
  4. If necessary, schedule a meeting with the project manager if you have difficulties with…

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