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18 May 18

Parkinson’s - Finding the Balance - Seminar & Video Conference

Parkinson’s has long been considered a movement disorder but with longer life expectancy. It is often the non-motor symptoms which impact most on clients and their carers. This presentation will explore the aspects of daily life which are commonly affected and address the benefits of informed multidisciplinary care.

Health professionals and carers alike will learn about the physiology of Parkinson's disease and how they can assist people living with Parkinson's navigate the health system to maximise benefit for daily living.

This event is available in two formats.

We have 50 seats available at the auditorium.

There is also the option to virtually attend by dialling in to the event via video conference.

Instructions on how to join the videoconference will be sent out to registrants before the event.

Please ensure you select the correct option(s) during the registration process below.

Hear from leading experts:

Dr Dinesh Karunaratne,
Specialist Geriatrician, TEHS

Born in Sri Lanka, undertook his medical training in Sri Lanka, worked in England as a specialist in geriatric movement disorders before coming to TEHS in 2017 to work as specialist Geriatrician at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Janet McLeod
Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist, Parkinsons WA

Janet McLeod immigrated to Australia in 1973 from Northern Ireland. Whilst completing a Master’s Degree specialising in Parkinson’s Disease, she was appointed the inaugural Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist based with Parkinson’s WA Inc. This team has grown to 8 nurses and Janet is currently the Clinical Nurse Manager of this team.
Janet is passionate about educating nurses and other health professionals caring for people with Parkinson’s. She runs courses and workshops at aged care facilities, hospitals and community venues. She co-authored “Guidelines for Nursing Practice in Caring for People with Parkinson’s”. She produces Parkinson’s related publications used nationally and is currently involved in the planning and writing of the soon to be launched on line Post Graduate Certificate in Parkinson’s Care by the Australian College of Nursing.
Janet has presented the Western Australian model of Parkinson’s nursing at many international conferences including Vienna, Durban and Washington. She has been a regular presenter at national conferences.

Natalie Cihak
Physiotherapist, REGIS Home Care Darwin

Natalie Cihak is the Home Care Manager at Regis Home Care Darwin. She trained and worked in the UK for 14 years specialising in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy prior to moving to Australia where she has taken a special interest in Aged Care. As lead Physiotherapist at Regis Day Therapy Centre for 2 years, Natalie works closely with clients living in the community with Parkinson’s

Registration and Welcome Judy Ratajec, Chair AAG NT 08.30 - 09.40am

Medical Overview of Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Dinesh Karunaratne 08.40 - 09.20am
How Parkinson’s Affects Every Aspect of Life

Janet McLeod

09.20 - 10.00am
Morning Tea and Networking 10.00 - 10.30am
Benefits of community exercise programmes Natalie Cihak 10.30 - 11.10am
Questions & Evaluations 11.10 - 11.30am

In collaboration with

Top End Health Service

To download a copy of the event flyer please click here

Event and Registration Details

Online Registration:
To register online, please scroll down, select your type of registration and click 'Submit'.
Please ensure you select correctly when choosing whether to attend in person or via the videoconference.

Event Date & Time: Friday 18th May 2018 8.30am - 11.30am ACST

Event Location: Auditorium Royal Darwin Hospital & VideoConference, NT
Rocklands Drive, Tiwi Northern Territory 0811

Registrations Open: 16th Apr 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 6th May 20 6:00 PM

Places Available: 2

Your Investment

AAG Members: Free
Non-Members: $10
Non-Member Concession $5

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