happy 100th anniversary of international women’s day! this marks 100 years since Marie Curie won her SECOND nobel prize (first for physics, second for chemistry)… that’s one smart lady!
I attended a great webcast this morning that included a national panel discussion on women’s issues in health, including; policy, globalization and addiction. This was run by the Institute of Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention here at UBC Okanagan (http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ihlcdp/welcome.html) and CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health.
Last weekend’s Parkinson’s conference was a wonderful opportunity to connect with staff from the Parkinson Society BC and researchers from the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre (PPRC). I hope to go for a visit to the centre in Vancouver soon and see what goes on at the PPRC!
Friday, we got settled into the (pet-friendly!) hotel room…
I attended the Parkinson conference on Saturday morning/afternoon. If you’re interested in what information I took away, and what I’m going to share with my support groups, see here ->PSBC regional conference Langley handout.
Then (fueled by FREE McDonald’s coffee) the three of us hopped back in the car and headed back to Kelowna Saturday evening.
I feel so grateful to have the opportunity (and the means) to attend presentations like this; it is valuable to connect to other Parkinson researchers and community members and I always leave with new perspectives and insight. much love.