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WPC Opening Ceremonies, Part I

The opening ceremonies of the 2nd World Parkinson Congress (WPC) included some inspiring and informative moments. Here are some quick highlights: Andrew Lees, M.D., Master of Ceremonies, opened the program and introduced the evening’s speakers, including Glasgow’s Lord Provost who welcomed everyone to the city. BBC News Presenter Jane Hill presented awards to Tony Cox and Pam Quinn, the winners of the WPC video competition. Special congratulations to Pam, a graduate of PDF’s Clinical Research Learning Institute. (Watch her video!) Grace Griffith wowed everyone with two songs, accompanied by a guitarist. (See Grace’s work on PDF’s Creativity and PD site)…. read more Read More

Bringing the WPC to You

In just five days, members of the Parkinson’s community will gather for the 2nd World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. Can’t make it to Scotland? PDF will bring the WPC to you. We’ll be reporting straight from Glasgow, providing scientific updates, interviews with attendees, photos of the Parkinson’s Quilt display and more. What 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 to you next week, with help from our on-the-ground reporters, members of our People With Parkinson’s Advisory Council and Clinical Research Learning… read more Read More

Reflections on PDF’s Top Ten List

Over the New Year’s holiday, I found myself reflecting on the Top Ten of 2009 – accomplishments of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation that we thought worthy of sharing with our supporters and friends. (You can find this list on our website.) I was happy to see that for almost every item in the “Top Ten,” the people who live with Parkinson’s – along with their loved ones, friends and health professionals – are front and center. Whether it’s a research project, a new educational program or an advocacy initiative, it is this perspective that keeps our work going. The roles… read more Read More