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
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
Last night’s opening ceremonies of the 2nd World Parkinson Congress included not only inspirational words, but also action…in the form of the newly-announced Global Parkinson’s Pledge. With just one click, you can make your voice heard and help to make Parkinson’s a priority around the world. The final two lines of the Global Parkinson’s Pledge speak to its purpose: “Furthermore, we celebrate the momentum created by the second World Parkinson Congress and commit ourselves to working together to build a global Parkinson’s movement, designed to elevate Parkinson’s disease as a priority health, social and economic issue around the world.“The Parkinson’s… Read More
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
The 2nd World Parkinson Congress opening ceremonies begin in less than an hour. Tonight, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation will join nearly 3,000 other attendees – people with Parkinson’s, care partners, spouses, loved ones, researchers, doctors, health care professionals and many Parkinson’s nonprofit groups from around the world. Check out the opening ceremony agenda. We’ll report back in a bit on tonight’s happenings!
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