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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

World Parkinson Congress

Hello All Just a reminder of the social work networking meeting being held on Thursday, Oct 3/13 at 6:30pm in Room 511D. The information is not on the WPC website so I thought I would send out this notice. Spread the word and looking forward to connecting with everyone. Elaine

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

World Parkinson Congress- Social Work Networking Meeting

Hello All
This amazing meeting is less than a month away and the opportunities for learning and connecting with other allied health professionals abound.

We are creating an opportunity for social workers from around the world who are attending the Congress to get together for an informal networking event.  It will be time to meet each other (33 social workers are registered!), learn about programs/research/activities from other clinics, collaborate and inspire one another.

The networking event will be held on Thursday October 3/13 at 6:30. For room details, please check the WPC website in the coming weeks.

For planning purposes, please let us know if you are able to join us. Email either myself ( or Kathryn Brosseau ( with your name, institution and country.

We look forward to meeting you in Montreal!

Elaine and Kathryn

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New patient package

Hi everyone
We are the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre in Vancouver, Canada are starting to look at creating a package to give to new patients of the clinic. I am wondering if any of your centres have something similar and what kinds of materials do you include?
Any info is appreciated...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Book resources

Hello all,
I was just recently at the NPF Allied Team Training for Parkinson (ATTP) meeting in Denver and in talking with other social workers, I shared some good book titles and thought I should share them with everyone. Some of you may know of these, but I thought I would still share. 

Hard Choices for Loving People by Hank Dunn and available at

PD: Mind, Mood and Memory is available through NPF

Psychiatric Issues in PD by Matthew Menza and Laura Marsh

Health Connect: a practical guide to community outreach is available at

Patient Education for People with PD and their carers by Marcia Smith Pasqualini and Gwenda Simons.

Please feel free to share any gems that you may have on your bookshelf!!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Allied Team Training Program, NPF

Just wanted to send a note alerting all social workers that the  next Allied Team Training Program with NPF is planned for March 6-9 in Denver. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in PD and to connect with other social workers, teams, and centres to learn and share ideas about working with people/families with Parkinson's. 

If you would like more information, please look at the NPF website under "professionals" or feel free to contact me.