PDF Team Posters at the 4th World Parkinson Congress

poster_beth_vernaleoAt PDF, our strategy for ending Parkinson’s is to build a team of leaders in research, health care and the patient community and mobilize them to work together toward the cure. That’s one reason we were excited to see 100 members of the PDF team together at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Portland, OR.

One place our team showed their collaborative spirit was in the poster presentations. Throughout the week, the PDF team presented posters sharing advancements in PD research and care.

Many PDF posters, several of which are highlighted below, were authored by teams comprising PD professionals (scientists, doctors, nurses), staff and PDF patient leaders.

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LIVE from the 4th World Parkinson Congress (Day 2)

linda-booth-visitorWhat happens when thousands of people touched by Parkinson’s disease get together? That’s exactly what’s happening at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Portland, OR, where a record 4,500 people PD, care partners, researchers, and health professionals from around the globe have gathered to advance treatments and a cure.

The answer? A lot happens. The WPC is chock full of educational seminars, scientific sessions, roundtables, poster presentations, music performances, exercise, yoga and more. The hardest part is choosing where to go. Here’s an update on what the PDF team saw and did on day 2 (Wednesday).

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LIVE from the 4th World Parkinson Congress (Day 1, Part 2)

wpc-imagineAwe-inspiring.

It’s a word Dan Novak, Ph.D., Chair of the PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, used recently when describing the World Parkinson Congress (WPC).

Last night in Portland, OR, it proved true. It captured the feeling of walking into a room with 4,000 people (people living with Parkinson’s, care partners, researchers and health professionals) who all share one goal — a world without Parkinson’s. As part of this week’s WPC reports, see our summary of last night’s awe-inspiring Opening Ceremony.

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LIVE from the 4th World Parkinson Congress (Day 1, Part I)

wpc-genericThis week, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is on site at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Portland, OR. Our team of 100 staff, patient advocates and PDF-supported researchers and health professionals joins more than 4,000 delegates from around the globe who are all working toward the same goal: a world without Parkinson’s.

Each day, we’ll bring reports to you. Yesterday (Tuesday) was a pre-congress day before the formal program had begun, but it kicked off in full force! Here is what our team saw and heard.

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Grandparents Day: Tips from Inspiring Grandkids on Making It Special

Grandparents DayThere is nothing like the special bond that exists between grandparents and grandchildren. That’s why, when a grandparent is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, grandchildren are often driven to help the cause.

At the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) we are often asked, How can I make a difference in honor of my grandma/grandpa with PD? In light of Grandparents Day this Sunday, we are sharing a few favorite stories from grandkids on the PDF team.

Get inspired and find ideas for making this Sunday special for your grandparent with PD.

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You Spoke. We Listened. Announcing New Online Seminars.

PD ExpertBriefingsAre you looking for practical tips for managing Parkinson’s disease? Join the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) newest series of PD ExpertBriefings beginning on Tuesday, September 13.

The newest series includes six free online seminars designed to cover gaps in PD education on topics such as travel, pain and sleep. And we have you to thank for the topics!

In PDF’s annual survey about Parkinson’s education, 1,000 of you responded, letting us know which topics were most important. Your feedback helped form this series.

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