Grampians Community Seminar
Grampians Community Health, 8-22 Patrick Street,Stawell (map)
Tue 3rd Mar 2020, 10:30am to 12:30pm (2 hours)
Learn more about living well with Parkinson's at a Community Seminar in Stawell in March.
The Parkinson’s Victoria Community Seminar program is designed to help people live well with Parkinson’s, arming them with information and tools to become experts in managing their condition.
Guest speaker, Victor McConvey, will discuss how Parkinson’s is diagnosed and managed through medical therapies, multi-disciplinary care, exercise and deep brain stimulation.
He will also look at the latest published prevalence data, as well as new and emerging treatments and techniques.
Victor is Manager of the Parkinson’s Victoria Health Team, but also has roles on a number of international organisations, including the International Movement Disorder Society and World Parkinson Congress.
“We know there are things people can do that may slow progression and one of the most accessible is exercise,” Victor said.
“We also know involving a range of allied healthcare professionals from the outset, to complement the consulting neurologist, can positively impact an individual’s lifestyle after diagnosis.”
Victor said while finding a cure was the ultimate aim, ensuring those diagnosed and living with the condition today were able to live their best life possible was paramount and a focus for Parkinson’s Victoria.
Anyone with Parkinson’s, or a family member living with Parkinson’s, is encouraged to attend this event, which is being run in conjunction with Grampians Community Health and is supported by Horsham Parkinson’s Peer Support Group.
The community seminar is being held in the Diamond Room at Grampians Community Health. Attendance is free but registration is required. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available.
Questions? Contact Parkinson’s Victoria, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 644 189.