Event Date: Apr 07, 2016
6:00 pm PDT - 7:30 pm PDT
9:00 pm EDT - 10:30 pm EDT
This webinar will focus on complementary therapies for MS and its symptoms. Neurologist, Dr. David Parton, will speak about the use of medical cannabis, followed by Margaret Evans, who will present on the topic of diet, digestive health and MS. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from healthcare professionals, ask questions and increase their knowledge of complementary therapies for MS management.
This session is hosted by the Lower Mainland Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
. It is offered free of charge and is sponsored by Tilray
Presenter(s):Dr. David Parton is a Victoria neurologist, who obtained his MD at University of Ottawa. He continued his postgraduate education at Memorial University, followed by further neurology training at Dalhousie University. He trained with Dr. T.J. Murray at the Dalhousie MS Clinic. He completed his certification and fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and passed examinations for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has sat on several boards and committees in the past, including but not limited, to the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, the Board of the British Columbia Medical Association as president of the Specialist Section, and the BCMA Section of Neurology.
Currently, Dr. Parton practices at the MS Clinic in Victoria, B.C. He also has active involvement in research and teaching. His clinical research includes Botulinum OAB study in association with Dr. Steinhoff Clinical Research and ongoing studies in new MS treatments through the Clinic. He is an Assistant Professor, UBC, teaching for the Vancouver Island Medical School and the UBC Neurology Residency program. He is honored to instruct students from first year medical school through to Interns, Residents and Post Graduate Fellows.
Margaret Evans, RN, BScN, CPCC, Author
Margaret Evans is a registered nurse, a certified life coach, a mom to 4 grown children and Nana to 4 little grandchildren. She has over 30 years of experience working with clients facing the challenge of autoimmune disease and food sensitivities. After successfully eliminating the food sensitivity related symptoms of her own 4 children, she has gone on to help hundreds of others facing similar challenges. She has an autoimmune disease, herself, and has successfully treated her symptoms using a grain-free, dairy free diet. Margaret is experienced in the Wahl’s diet and now works with many clients with a wide range of autoimmune related symptoms.
Margaret has developed a unique process where she will help participants identify whether or not food is a likely cause of their symptoms and then help them figure out what trigger food is the culprit. While there are many diets on the Internet claiming to improve the symptoms of MS, Margaret’s approach will help you create an individualized plan that matches your own unique needs. While the Wahl’s diet is very successful for many people, minor adjustments and modifications are usually required to maximize the benefit. Come and learn, first hand, what diet would be best for you.