We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Education & Awareness Atlantic conference will be taking place on Saturday, April 2nd 2016 at the Holiday Inn Harbourview in Dartmouth, NS. We invite you to print and share the event poster in your community: PSMR-3883A_poster_8.5x11_022316

Registration is now open, and those who get their tickets before March 19th will receive the discounted early bird rate of $40. Registration for the conference can be completed securely online here. For accommodations at the Holiday Inn Harbourview, a preferred rate of $115 (+ taxes) is available to delegates. Please call 902-463-1100 or email reservations@hiharbourview.ca and mention “Parkinson Canada” when booking your room.

For individuals traveling to the conference from outside the HRM, complimentary bus transportation has been generously sponsored by Maritime Bus. To book your seats, phone the Call Centre at 1-800-575-1807. Please use the coupon code PARK2016 when making your reservation.

This year’s theme, Mind Over Matter, broadly encompasses current neurological research, beneficial physical and mental activities, as well as helpful resources for Atlantic Canadians living with Parkinson’s. Over 20 experts, from brain researchers to physiotherapists, will be sharing their knowledge and experience. This year we are also pleased to announce interactive demonstrations of Neuro Music Therapy and Yoga.

To learn more about our subject matter experts and guest speakers, you can take a look at our program guide.


Conference Itinerary

8:00 – 8:45 Registration Check in
8:45 – 9:00 Welcoming Remarks Bob Shaw & Dr. Gail Eskes
9:00 – 9:30 Minister of Health Leo Glavine Words from the Minister
9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Kerrie Schoffer, Neurologist Keynote Address
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break Coffee, tea & juices on the terraces
10:30 -11:00 Round Table Presentations Subject Matter Experts will present to each table on a relevant topic, followed by time for Q & A.
11:00 -11:30 Round Table Presentations
11:30 – 12:00 Round Table Presentations
12:00 – 1:30 Midday Break Lunch, demonstrations, and exhibitor show on the terraces
1: 30 – 2:00 Round Table Presentations Subject Matter Experts will present to each table on a relevant topic, followed by time for Q & A.
2:00 – 2:30 Round Table Presentations
2:30 –3:00 Round Table Presentations
3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon Break Coffee, tea, soda & cookies on the terraces
3:30 – 3:50 Derek Caine Keynote Address
3:50 – 4:00 Closing Remarks and prize announcements Bob Shaw

For more information about the conference, please contact the event organizer, Christie Silversides at student@parkinson.ca.

A sincere thank you goes out to our 2016 conference sponsors!

2016 Conference Sponsors