World Parkinson Congress 2013 Update



World Parkinson Congress ( is being held in Montreal, Canada. from October 1st to 4th. Researchers, medical professionals and people with Parkinson’s from all across the globe will be attending to share ideas, experiences and to exchange advancements in treatment and care management. Visit  the WPC website for details about all WPC 2013 activities.

Attending the 2013 Congress gives people with Parkinson’s the chance to engage and network with the greater Parkinson’s community and take a more active role in their future with PD.

Registration to attend is now open online. Visit the World Parkinson Congress registration page with hotel and travel information included and register early as rates will go up.

Parkinson Society Canada hopes to welcome at least 1,000 attendees from Canada. Contact the regional partner organization closest to you to get more information on travel arrangements and enquire about possible travel grants.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Here are some important dates and deadlines to keep in mind as the opening for World Parkinson Congress draws closer:

Abstract Submission Deadline – April 15, 2013

Parkinson’s researchers, health care professionals and people living with Parkinson’s are encouraged to submit abstracts to the WPC poster presentation that will be shown at congress in Montreal. For full details on abstract submission guidelines please visit the Provisional Program and Call for Abstracts programs available online.

Video Competition Submission Deadline – May 8, 2013

The World Parkinson Congress 2013 invites people with Parkinson’s and their care partners to make a video about your experiences living with Parkinson disease. Learn more and submit your own video by May 8, 2013

Read about three Canadian ambassadors who will be attending World Parkinson Congress:  Ryan Tripp, Bob Kuhn and Yvon Trepanier.

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