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Local Organizing Committee
Kim Bartlett
Nicole Charpentier
Sylvain Chouinard, MD
Sarah Humphrey
Christiane Lepage, MD
Lucie Lachance, BSc(N), MSc


Anne-Louise Lafontaine, MD (Canada) has an MD from McMaster University and MSc- biostatistics and epidemiology from McGill University. She completed her residency in neurology at McGill University and went on to do a fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Calgary, Alberta. She has a strong interest in education and ethics and is currently the program director for the neurology residency training at McGill University as well as the co-chair of the research ethics board of the Montreal Neurological Hospital. Dr. Lafontaine has been very involved in the Parkinson Society Canada as a member of the board, chair of the research policy committee and currently maintains her membership on the research policy committee. She is the Director of the McGill Movement Disorder clinic.

Michel Panisset, MD, Dea (Canada) is currently Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, associate member at the Montréal Neurological Hospital and head of Neurology at CHUM.  He is co-Director of the  André-Barbeau Movement Disorders Clinic of CHUM and co-director of the McGill-University of Montréal Movement disorder functional surgery program.  Dr Panisset and his team care for near 5000 patients with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders and the surgical program has allowed near 250 patients to receive deep brain stimulation.

He received his MD degree from the Université de Montréal and trained in neurology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He further specialized in movement disorders and dementia at INSERM, Paris, France and then at McGill University, Montréal.  He obtained a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (DEA) in neuropsyhology at the Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France.

Kim Bartlett

Nicole Charpentier

Sylvain Chouinard, MD

Sarah Humphrey

Christiane Lepage, MD

Lucie Lachance, BSc(N), MSc (Canada) is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Movement Disorders at the Montreal Neurological Hospital within McGill University Health Center in Quebec since 2001. With the McGill Disorders Program Team, she evaluated, delivered and coordinated appropriate care for patients with complex needs and provided support and educational assistance to their families over the continuum of care required by the progressing condition associated with the Parkinson Disease and other movement disorders. One of the leader of the Movement Disorders Program at the MUHC, her activities extend well outside the MUHC as she provide guidance and disseminate best practices to nurses, allied health care professionals and others clinical partners regarding issues related to care and interdisciplinary team effectiveness in the treatment of Parkinson. She is regularly call upon as a lecturer for the Mcgill University Neuro Nursing Program and as invited speaker and organizer at various community lectures and local conferences on Parkinson targeted to the patients, their family and the health care professional. In addition, she is actively promoting an educational networking model for nurses across Canada and the Provincial Parkinson Societies at national and international conferences on Movement Disorders. 

She served the Parkinson Society of Canada as a board member from 2004-2010 and was the Chair of support/services committee and board member for the Parkinson Society Quebec from 2002-2004. 

Lucie graduated in Nursing from Université de Sherbrooke in 1993, where she also received a M.Sc. in Clinical Science in 1996.