Parkinson Canada – 2021 Virtual Webinar Series
Resilience Webinar: Perspectives on Living Well with Parkinson’s: No Matter What
Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT (90 minute panel discussion)
No Matter What is a rallying cry for Canadians living with Parkinson’s, celebrating resilience, strength of spirit and perseverance.
Nothing prepares you for Parkinson’s, but life goes on: No Matter What. Join our speakers who share what resilience means to them and specific strategies for living well with Parkinson’s. There is strength in numbers, there is hope in research, and there is support all around you.
Special guest keynote Tim Hague Sr., the author of the book Perseverance will share perspectives on what No Matter What means to him, shortly after the 10-year anniversary of diagnosis.
After his introductory address, Tim joins a panel of experts on lived experience and different areas of managing Parkinson’s:
Tim Hague Sr. overcame the odds when he went from a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2011 to winning season #1 of The Amazing Race Canada. Now, as an highly sought after speaker, he shares with his audiences the lessons learned from having ran and won this amazing race with Parkinson’s. Tim’s unique history as a retired Nurse, Entrepreneur, Parkinson’s Advocate and Patient provides rich insight to his message of Live Your Best.
Dr. Naomi Visanji holds an appointment at both the University of Toronto department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Edmond J. Safra program in Parkinson’s disease at Toronto Western Hospital. Dr Visanji’s research focuses on the pathobiology of alpha synuclein in Parkinson’s disease including the detection of peripheral alpha synuclein as a biomarker. She’ll talk about the importance of diagnosis, and what No Matter What means as a researcher and daughter of someone with Parkinson’s.
Larry Linton is the chair of the Parkinson Advisory Council with Parkinson Canada and is the author of Shaken, not Stirred: Living with Parkinson’s Disease. He’ll expand on his experience with diagnosis, and what he knows now that he wishes he did the day he learned he had Parkinson’s.
Hugh Johnston is a founding member of the PD Avengers and Chair of the Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Clinic Patient Advisory Board. He’ll share his perspective on making Parkinson’s matters and why advocacy efforts are so important to our collective resilience in the face of Parkinson’s.