The Parkinson’s Women Support group is the subject of a video entered in the World Parkinson Congress 2016 video competition and some of us are looking forward to attending the event. On September 20-23, 2016, More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the fourth WPC 2016 in Portland, Oregon to learn the latest about Parkinson’s disease.

On January 11, preferential conference rate hotel reservations will open for the event. All hotels are within a 15-20 minute distance from the Oregon Convention Center (except Hilton Portland) where the event will take place.

The World Parkinson Coalition is an organization dedicated to providing an international forum on Parkinson’s disease to learn about the cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates globally. Their triennial a event, World Parkinson Congress (WPC) has been held in Washington DC, Glasgow, Scotland, and Montreal, Canada.

Get revved up before the event, by tuning into Conversations about Parkinson’s, a series of podcasts on 
First Tuesday of every month from June 2015 – September 2016 hosted by Dave Iverson and Jon Palfreman. The podcasts offer top experts in the Parkinson’s community discussing a creative range of interesting topics. Past titles archived on the WPC website for convenient listening include Parkinson’s disease research: 200 years and counting by Dr. Andrew Lees, Stopping Disease Progression – Alpha Synuclein by Dr. Patrik Brundin and Dr. Kimerley Gannon, When in Doubt: Exercise! by Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart and Dr. Terry Ellis, Losing Our Minds: Cognition and PD by Dr. Daniel Weintraub, DBS: A report from the front lines by Dr. Andres Lozano, and more!

Remember to book early to attend the event, and we’ll see you there in September!

About Parkinson’s Women Support: The mission of Parkinson’s Women Support is to offer moral support, encouragement and camaraderie for women who are Parkinson’s disease patients. Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/parkinsonswomen

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