More than ten million people around the world live with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) is a nonprofit organization that provides an international forum on the disease and every three years holds the World Parkinson Congress. The 2019 congress will be in Kyoto, Japan in early June, bringing together people with PD, care givers, physicians, scientists, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists for a worldwide dialogue to improve and expedite advances in treatment practices. Through large forums and smaller sessions, attendees will share knowledge and ideas. Eli Pollard, VP of Education at the Parkinson’s Foundation and Executive Director of the WPC, says its goal is to bring these diverse constituencies together to engage in high level discussions of a wide range of aspects of Parkinson’s, including treatment, scientific advances, and care options.
Released: April 23, 2019