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Newly Diagnosed Forum – Townsville

Doctor talking to mature male patient

Parkinson’s Queensland’s Newly Diagnosed Forum in Townsville, Friday 2nd March 2018, will highlight the interdisciplinary approach needed for the management of Parkinson’s. The Forum draws on the experience and qualifications of some of Australia’s Parkinson’s leaders. Delivering the most up to date information, research and advice for the newly diagnosed, their family, carers, friends, and health professionals. In addition, the Forum will feature the importance of Carers and having a support network.

The program will be facilitated by Professor George Mellick, President of Parkinson’s Queensland and researcher at Griffith University Institute of Drug Discovery. Speakers include Ruth Coleman, Parkinson’s Queensland Board Member, Support Group Coordinator and a person with Parkinson’s; Karen O’Maley RN, Nurse Consultant, Movement Disorders, Neurosciences Queensland and Parkinson’s Queensland Vice President; Jenny Potter, Carer and wife of person with Parkinson’s; Paul Parker, Sports Med NQ; Ann Finnimore, Speech Pathology Team Leader, The Prince Charles Hospital; and local Neurologist and Nurse team Dr Richard White and Rachael White RN, Townsville Neurosciences.

Registrations are essential for catering and seating purposes, please complete the registration form online, download a registration form and send back to us or call us on 07 3209 1588 to request a form be sent out to you.

Please be aware spaces are limited and persons who are not registered will not be able to attend.

Date: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Time: 8am – 5:15pm
Location: Townsville RSL
Who can attend: all people affected by Parkinson’s including newly diagnosed, people living with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends. Health professionals are also encouraged and welcome to attend.


Parkinson’s Queensland Members: Free
Non Members: $45

The membership fee for PQI is $35. Should you wish to become a member you can do so by following the ticketing link below and selecting “I would like to become a member today.” Becoming a member today gives you access to a complimentary ticket to the event.

If you prefer to register on paper please download the appropriate form/s below. Click here for more information on membership.

Newly Diagnosed Forum - Townsville

Townsville RSL
139 Charters Towers Road
Hermit Park
Townsville QLD 4812

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Car parking: Is free with 248 spaces and 6 disabled spaces, located near the rear of the club, accessible from Charters Towers Road.
Disabled Access: A continuous accessible path of travel to the venue is available for easy disabled access. Lift access within the building is also available for disabled guests. There are two (2) wheelchairs available for anyone who might need assistance getting around while they are in the venue.
Function Room: ‘HMAS’ and ‘Townsville’ rooms