Academic Faculty

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Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN

Professor

Medicine & Dentistry

Medicine

About Me

Current Positions:  Director, Movement Disorders Program, UA

Management Committee, DMPA

Neuroscience Lead, Palliative and End of Life SCN

Co-Director, Neurology Palliative Care, UA

Board of Directors, American Academy of Neurology

Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology

Digital Strategy Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology

Education Committee, International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society

Treasurer, PanAmerican Section, International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society

Scientific Advisory Committee, Parkinson Society Canada

Education:  Undergraduate, Medical School, Neurology and Internal Medicine training at the University of Toronto, Fellowship in Movement Disorders from 1992-1994 with Dr. Anthony Lang, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto.

Master of Education in Theory and Policy in Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Past Appointments:  1994-1999 Community Neurology practice at Credit Valley Hospital

1997-1999 Clinical Research at Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto

1999-2013 Faculty, University of Toronto

Positions held:   2001 to 2013 Associate Clinical Director, Movement Disorders Centre, University of Toronto

1999-2006 Director Education, Neurology Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Mt Sinai Hospitals

1999-2006 Ward Chief, Neurology, Toronto Western Hospital

Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Toronto Western Hospital

President Medical Staff Association

Board of Trustees, University Health Network

Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees

Quality Improvement Committee of the Board of Trustees

Strategic Planning Lead, Health Informatics, University Health Network Research Institute

Hospital Accreditation Team, Neuroscience


Research

I began research through Clinical Trial participation as a Site PI, progressing to participating on Steering Committees and Data Safety Monitoring Committees and as the Independent Medical Monitor for the NIH Studies in Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease.  Currently, my interests lie in developing the evidence base for Palliative and Supportive Care in Neurology, specifically Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.  

Alberta has a unique administrative database that tracks patients throughout their life - therefore it isn't limited to those over 65 years of age.  Access to this database to answer important questions in movement disorders is a unique opportunity and role that Alberta can play in the scientific community.  

I am also committed to providing fellowship opportunities for neurologists nationally and internationally.  Fellows should participate in clinical activities as well as educational activities of the Movement Disorders Program and complete at least one research project during their fellowship training.  The optimal length for a fellowship is 2 years.  


Teaching

Selected recent International Lectures:

2017 Mar To Bee or Not to Bee:  Using Unproven Therapies in Parkinson Disease Debate.  Cleveland Clinic and the Parkinson Study Group, FL

2017 Feb Incorporating Quality Measure for Parkinson Disease in Your Practice, Neurology Breakthroughs, AAN, Arizona, US

2016 Oct Hospitalization Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

2016 Oct Faculty Development for Women in Academia,  Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

2016 Oct Palliative Care in Neurology,  Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 

2016 Oct The History of Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease

 First International Conference on Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Denver, USA

2016 Oct Gaps and Research Opportunities

 First International Conference on Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Denver, USA

2015 April Chair: Functional Neurologic Disorders. A novel teaching delivery system using 5 speakers and a Gallery Walk, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

2015 April Speaker: Introduction to Functional or Psychogenic Neurologic Disorders

 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

2015 April The Impact and Detection of Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

2015 March Palliative Care and Parkinson’s Disease: Why and Why Not,  Neuroscience Grand Rounds, University of Rochester, NY

2014 June Palliative Care in Parkinson's Disease: 10 Things you should know

International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Stockholm, Sweden

2014 April Therapy of Movement Disorders, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, United States

2014 Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's disease, Workshop, Brain Health Day, sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, Philadelphia, USA