The following welcome letter is part of the Provisional Program for the third World Parkinson Congress. I am proud to say that as one of the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee, the voice of the patient-advocate was of utmost importance as part of the overall program. The other three gentlemen listed on this letter are truly patient-centered in their quest to help make Parkinson’s Disease a thing of the past. My heart-felt thanks to them!
To view the Provisional Program and Call for Abstracts: http://www.worldpdcongress.org/
Dear colleagues and prospective attendees:
On behalf of the WPC 2013 Program Committee, we would like to extend an
invitation to you to attend this upcoming 3rd World Parkinson Congress,
and to submit an abstract for the Congress, and be part of the WPC Legacy.
The program represents the outstanding and collaborative effort of the program
committee, which attempted to balance the interests and wishes of many
individuals and groups interested in Parkinson’s disease. The program committee
includes 51 individuals representing the international community and all
aspects of Parkinson’s disease including a wide range of health professionals,
neuroscientists, and individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. These dedicated
volunteers, who designed the program, were invited to participate in this
effort because of their great knowledge of basic science, clinical science, and
comprehensive care of Parkinson’s as well as advocacy and policy issues that
matter most to people living with the disease.
The collective efforts of the program committee and other WPC committees took
place over nearly one year and helped formulate and shape the program you
hold in your hands today. In the end, an international program was put together
that highlights the very best in Parkinson’s disease. It is truly an outstanding
program and we thank those who helped to craft it.
You will not want to miss this meeting if you are conducting basic or clinical
research in Parkinson’s disease, or if you are living with Parkinson’s. Starting with
the pre-congress courses on October 1, 2013 all the way through the three main
days of the program, there are different educational opportunities, including hot
topics, poster tours, large plenary sessions, smaller workshops and even our new
intimate round table sessions, which are sure to fill up quickly.
The program is designed in a way that will profile and highlight the latest and
hottest issues in Parkinson’s today. There will be sessions for everyone. Sessions
will be broken down into high-level science, moderate science, and introductory
science. We encourage anyone studying Parkinson’s or living with the disease
to meet us in Montreal.
Join us, and be updated on the most important aspects of Parkinson’s care and
research in the most unique forum offered today, which brings together the entire
We hope to see you in Montreal in 2013.
Serge Przedborski, M.D., Ph.D.
Oscar Gershanik, M.D.
Bastiaan Bloem, M.D., Ph.D.