WPC 2013 Roving Reporters: Day Zero Science

The 3rd World Parkinson Congress includes three days of sessions discussing the latest in Parkinson’s science and care.

PDF’s reporters are listening in and reporting back to let you know what they have seen and heard. In particular, PDF Research Advocates Kim and Libbe Erickson of Stillwater, MN, were busy yesterday reporting on three sessions – covering treatments such as levodopa, the search for biomarkers and updates on deep brain stimulation. Here are their reports:

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From Robin: The Journey Begins at WPC 2013

katsaros-robinExcited. Filled with Anticipation. Overwhelmed, in a good way. And to think it all started close to four months ago, in June.

That is when my husband John and I decided to attend the World Parkinson’s Congress 2013. Given the fact that it only happens once every three years, it’s the single largest worldwide gathering of all stakeholders in the Parkinson’s field, and we missed it the last go around — we weren’t going to let that happen again.

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Bringing WPC to You

This week, members of the Parkinson’s community are gathering for the 3rd World Parkinson Congress in Montreal, Canada. Can’t make it to Montreal? PDF is bringing the WPC to you.

We’ll be reporting straight from Montreal, providing scientific updates, interviews with delegates, photos of the Parkinson’s Quilt display and more.

20131001_183332What do you want to know from the meeting? Give us some ideas of the topics you’d like covered.

We’ll do our best to report back with help from our on-the-ground reporters, members of our People With Parkinson’s Advisory Council and more than 50 of our Research Advocates (check out their bios here).