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October 26th 2010:Cards to Burst Barriers in Parkinson Disease

Joel Gerstel is the Executive Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Barbara Snelgrove is Director of Education and Support Services with Parkinson Society Canada. They discuss the notification card for travellers with Parkinson disease developed by the American Association and the medications card produced by the Canadian Society. They explain the challenges that people with Parkinson disease experience when they travel. They explain the perspectives of the transportation security authorities in the US and Canada, and discuss what the cards do and don’t do. They talk about th

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Barbara Snelgrove

Barbara Snelgrove is Director of Education and Support Services with Parkinson Society Canada. She collaborates with her education colleagues across Canada to develop resources and programs for people living with Parkinson disease, and their families. Her current projects include new resources for other Parkinson conditions, developing position statements on various topics such as pesticides, stem cells, and access to medications, creating a Canadian template for the successful UK “Get it on Time Program”, and managing Canada’s National Information and Referral Centre. She sits on Canada’s National Advocacy Committee and represents the Society on working groups such as Canada’s Coalition for
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Joel Gerstel

Joel Gerstel is the Executive Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, he received his BA degree from New York University. In 1997 he was named the Association’s executive director. Previously he was director of operations and prior to that he’d served as a member of the Association’s board of directors. His previous administrative experience included nine years as development director for the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, Douglaston, New York. Under his leadership, the Association doubled its operational budget, expanded its national network to become the largest grass-root organization serving Americans with Parkinson disease
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