happy international women’s day!

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!

 

Marie Curie

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…

 

Levon gettin’ cozy

 

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.

 

Fueling up in Hope, BC

 

Coquihalla highway, BC

 

Coquihalla Highway, BC

 

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.

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