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WPC Roving Reporters: Day Two Science

The 2nd World Parkinson Congress continues its three days of sessions discussing the latest news in Parkinson’s science and care. PDF’s reporters have been listening in to a variety of these sessions. They are reporting back what they have seen and heard….and sharing the most important messages they are hearing as people living with Parkinson’s. Please note that this post was updated on October 5. Kate Kelsall Attended: Music as Pleasure and How It Can Empower YouPresenter: Concetta (Connie) Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, Executive Director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in the Bronx, New York “Some of… read more Read More

WPC Roving Reporters: Day One Insights

Each day during our coverage of the 2nd World Parkinson Congress (WPC)…we ask our WPC reporters, “What’s the most interesting thing you heard today?” Here are some answers from Wednesday, September 29: From Kate Kelsall: “The most interesting thing that I heard/saw today was a presentation by David Iverson entitled: Genetics and Me: Patient Perspective. Background of David Iverson: David Iverson has been a producer, writer and correspondent for public broadcasting for 30 years. Most recently, he was the writer, correspondent and co-producer/director of the February 2009 PBS Frontline documentary My Father, My Brother and Me, which explored his family’s… read more Read More

WPC Posters: CRLI Grads Present

Today kicked off the not only the 2nd World Parkinson Congress (WPC) program – e.g., presentations about the latest Parkinson’s research and care – but also the scientific and lay poster sessions. Most scientific meetings include posters by scientists, which summarize their most recent experiments. The WPC is unique because, alongside the scientific display, it features “Living with PD” posters. These posters display efforts undertaken by people with Parkinson’s disease, care partners and voluntary organizations around the world to further the cause. PDF is proud to report that two of its Clinical Research Learning Institute graduates (who also serve as… read more Read More

WPC Day One

The first day of the 2nd World Parkinson Congress has begun. Scientific sessions are already underway and we hope to have some reports for you later today. Who else is reporting on the WPC? Several other community members, including some of our very own reporters, are blogging all week long as well. We’ll post some of these blogs below and start a new WPC Blogroll at right. Do you know of others? Kate: CRLI graduate Kate has a wonderful story up about how she came to the WPC. Jackie: CRLI graduate Jackie is already blogging about her experience at the… read more Read More

WPC Haiku from Renee

As we kick off the first full day of sessions of the 2nd World Parkinson Congress, we’d like to share (a bit belatedly so) a lovely Haiku emailed to us yesterday by Renee LeVerrier, as she waited for the opening ceremonies to begin Pre-Congress Haiku Cloudy sky, Glasgow fogCannot dampen spirits orClarity we seek Renee is one of our WPC reporters and a graduate of PDF’s Clinical Research Learning Institute. Later today, Renee is presenting a poster entitled, “Yoga Teacher Training for Students with Parkinson’s Disease.” Learn More: If you’d like to learn more about Renee and our other WPC… read more Read More