Pathways

Pathways: Improve Your Knowledge of Parkinson's Disease 

As a healthcare professional, you play a critical role in the treatment of people with Parkinson's, offering patients the tools and expertise to live well with a chronic condition. Pathways is a new e-publication that has been developed to expand your knowledge of Parkinson's disease (PD) by providing relevant information and educational opportunities. 

Moving Forward, Together Conference

Moving Forward, Together 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, this year's conference will offer a stream specifically designed for healthcare professionals. For more information visit: www.parkinson.bc.ca/movingforward.


NEW! Canadian Guideline for Parkinson's Disease (2nd Edition)

The first edition of the Canadian Guideline for Parkinson’s Disease was published in 2012. The second edition, providing updates with input from healthcare professionals, people with Parkinson's, and Parkinson Canada, was released in September 2019. The guidelines are intended to be used by healthcare professionals in clinical practice to enhance care, however, they may also be useful for others to wishing to expand their knowledge of Parkinson's disease. To access the guidelines, visit: https://www.parkinsonclinicalguidelines.ca/guideline/


Parkinson Society BC at the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre

In an effort to further expand our reach, Parkinson Society BC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre (PPRC).

Beginning Thursday, October 3, 2019, we will be offering information and consultations to those visiting the clinic. A member of Parkinson Society BC's staff will be available every Thursday in the space just off the waiting area.


PD Connect

PD Connect is a program providing healthcare professionals with the tools to refer people with Parkinson's and their families to support services available through Parkinson Society British Columbia. This referral can be made at the point of diagnosis, or at any time during the disease's progression.

The intent of this program is to educate and support patients and families so they are better positioned for self-management and advocacy. It may also assist to bridge gaps in the healthcare system. At Parkinson Society British Columbia, we believe these programs and services are what the community needs, wants, and deserves.

As a healthcare professional, we encourage you to review the information provided on the program at: www.parkinson.bc.ca/pdconnect


Comprehensive Careplan Checklist

This checklist may help you can track patients’ symptoms over time, start conversations with patients about certain symptoms, or guide you to appropriate services for your patients. It may also help patients manage their own disease. Download the Comprehensive Care Plan Checklist.


Continuing Education Scholarships

The Society aims to provide opportunities for individuals who wish to pursue a career involving Parkinson’s disease (PD) through our Continuing Education Scholarship Program for Exercise Instructors & Healthcare Professionals. This scholarship was established to assist people who have a passion to gain PD specific training and bring these benefits to the BC PD community. Read more about the scholarship program.


RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise)

RACE, Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise, is an innovative model of shared care where primary care providers can call one phone number and choose from a selection of specialty services (Parkinson's expert) for real-time telephone advice. A RACE telephone call is routed directly to the specialist's cell phone or pager for “just in time” advice.

Family physicians can call 604-696-2131 or 1-877-696-2131.

Learn more about RACE.

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