Champions of Hope Unveiling in Calgary on Thursday April 27

April 6, 2017


Join us to kick off the most ambitious and impactful campaign for Parkinson's research in Canadian history!

Research for Parkinson disease has been undervalued, and currently there are limited funds that support research for Parkinson disease and other movement disorders.  We cannot do this alone; in order to raise the profile of this neurological disease we must come together with the experts in the field of research so that we can successfully gain support from our members, corporate Alberta and the government.

Champions of Hope is a four year fundraising campaign which aims to raise $5 million for research right here in Alberta. We invite you to attend our Calgary launch on Thursday, April 27 at 4:30PM the Calgary Petroleum Club (Viking Room). Drinks and appetizers will be served. 

This event is offered at no charge thanks to a generous sponsorship by Hein Financial Group.

The event's keynote speaker is Dr. Zelma Kiss, MD, PhD, FRCSC:

Dr. Zelma Kiss is a Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. She completed her MD at the University of Ottawa, followed by a PhD in neuroscience and residency training at the University of Toronto. After further post-doctoral training in France with Professor Alim Benabid, she returned to Canada to investigate the mechanisms of action of DBS for movement disorders. She has been at the University of Calgary since 2000, treating patients with movement disorders, pain, and psychiatric disorders. She directs the Neuromodulation Program for Alberta Health Services Calgary. Her lab continues to investigate how DBS works in animal models, neural prostheses to restore function, and record the brain signals in people undergoing surgery in order to better understand Parkinson disease and other conditions. 


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