SEMINAR Overview

Parkinson’s ACT is proud to present our biennial one-day seminar on Parkinson's.  We believe it will be valuable not only for people living with Parkinson’s but also those who support them: family, carers, friends, health professionals and anyone interested in helping them live their best life possible.

It will be held

  • on Thursday 29th November 2018, at 9:00 am – 4:45 pm AEDT

  • at Corinna Ballroom, Southern Cross Club, Woden (92-96 Corrina St,Woden, ACT)

For 2018 we have designed our seminar around four keynote speakers who are specialists in their fields:





Treatment Pathways: From diagnosis to advanced therapiesDr Yash Gawarikar, Consultant Neurologist and Senior Staff Specialist, Calvary Public Hospital, VMO Calvary Bruce, and Clinical Lecturer Neurology ANU Medical School








Parkinson’s Blues: Are anxiety, depression and hallucinations holding you back?Dr Linton Meagher, Specialist Neuropsychiatrist, Northside Cremorne Clinic, VMO Sydney Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Surgical Clinic, North Shore Private Hospital









Research: Early diagnosis and slowing disease progression Associate Professor Antony Cooper, Head, Division of Neuroscience, Garvin Institute of Medical Research




Exercise as Medicine: The power of neuroplasticity to slow down the development of, and manage PD SymptomsMs Gilly Davy, Clinical Director and Lead Neurological Physiotherapists, Connect Neuro Physiotherapy, NZ. Australian Award for contributions to Neurological Physiotherapy. Introduction by Mr Ian Ruff, Olympic Medallist







We will also hear updates from several of our national representatives and enjoy the OFFBEAT dancers, coordinated by Philip Piggin.  Representatives from PACT's various support groups will be attending and happy to chat about their groups, including PACT's newest support group Young at Park (Y@P) for people with early onset Parkinson's.

There will be a Mini Market Place showcasing a range of services for those living with PD, and a Painting with Parkinsons art exhibition.

The seminar is open to the public - all welcome!