national-conference
04Days 07Hours 13Minutes 57Seconds

Conference Location: The Westin Toronto Airport

 950 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 5N4         Phone +1 416-675-9444 
 

Conference Dates:

Oct 25 – Mix and Mingle Patient Social and Fundraiser: 6-9pm, Toronto Airport Westin

Come out and meet GBS, CIDP, and MMN patients and families for an evening of fun. We’ll be having a mini fundraiser of games, silent auctions, 50/50 draws, etc.. We will also have an interactive symptoms room for our caregivers to experience what it’s like to have neuropathy!! Included in your ticket will be hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and treats.

  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm  Conference Registration
  • 6:00 – 9:00 pm  Mix and Mingle
  • 6:00 – 9:00 pm  A CIDP/GBS Patient Journey and Symptom Simulation Room

Ticket Cost $20 – $25       Purchase Tickets Online

Oct 26 – National Conference: 8am-5pm, Toronto Airport Westin

Breakfast, Coffee Breaks, and Lunch provided

Conference Agenda:

  • 7:15 am – noon     Registration
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am      Breakfast (Provided)
  • 8:30 – 8:40 am     Opening Remarks     Donna Hartlen
  • 8:40 – 9:30 am     Medical Cannabis in the treatment of Pain     Dr. Robert Sealey
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am     How to talk to your specialist?     Wilma Koopman
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am     Health Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 am     Choose One Session:
  •                MMN – Diagnosis and Treatment        Dr. Hans Katzberg
  •                CIDP – Diagnosis and Treatment         Dr. Steven Baker
  •                GBS – Diagnosis and Treatment          Dr. Florendo-Cumbermack
  •                Children – Diagnosis and Treatment (GBS-CIDP-MMN)        Dr. Jiri Vasjar
  • 11:15 – 11:45 am     Choose One Session:
  •                Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SubQ)    TBA
  •                How to regrow a nerve     Dr. Douglas Zochodne
  • 11:45 – 12:00 pm  Room Reset
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch (Provided)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm  What’s new in GBS, CIDP, and MMN research      Dr. Vera Bril
  • 1:30 – 1:55 pm  The effect of Aging in GBS/CIDP/MMN     Dr. Vera Bril
  • 1:55 – 2:20 pm  Immunizations     Dr. Hans Katzberg
  • 2:20 – 3:00 pm  The Benefits of Exercise: It is more important than ever      Mona Walls
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm  Health Break
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm  Chair Yoga     Nancy Edwards
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm  Securing the Supply of Plasma for Canadians     Sylvain Grenier
  • 4:00 – 4:55 pm  Ask the Experts
  •            Dr. Bril, Dr. Baker, Dr. Katzberg, Dr. Anita Florendo-Cumbermack
  •            Dr. Jiri Vasjar, Wilma Koopman, Mona Walls
  • 4:55 – 5:00 pm  Closing Remarks     Marilyn Rose
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm  GBS/CIDP  Patient Journey Gallery – open to all

Agenda Items are subject to change.

Sponsorship Available. Call 1-647-560-6842 to inquire.

Conference Location: Toronto Airport Westin Website

Special Group Rate at The Westin Toronto Airport for $129 CAD per night:    Room Reservations Link

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