World Parkinson Congress Day 4 – WPC2019 | 14
I am in Kyoto, Japan for the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC). WPC is a global Parkinson’s event, which is held every three years and it opens its doors to all members of the Parkinson’s community, from neurologists and researchers to those living with the disease.
The WPC wrapped up the fourth and final day by announcing Barcelona, Spain as the next destination for the World Parkinson Congress in 2022. In this episode of the pod, my wife Rebecca and I sit down with Amazing Race Canada Season One winner Tim Hauge and his wife Cheryl to talk about the gifts Parkinson’s have given our families.
There’s also a roundtable discussion where participants of WPC2019 share thoughts on what they’ll take away after four days of meetings, workshops and socialization.
Eli Pollard, Executive Director of World Parkinson Coalition which organizes the World Parkinson Congress gets the final word on the podcast declaring it quite a success with a few themes bubbling up to the surface. Families and Parkinson’s is really a hot topic and there were more kids of parents with Parkinson’s were at this WPC than ever before and for the first time actually participated as speakers in a workshop. The other notably theme was the rising interest in more programming geared towards the Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) contingent.
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For more info on the World Parkinson Congress head to www.WPC2019.org
Thank you to:
Tim & Sheryl Hauge
Andy Butler, partner in Parkinson’s
Vicki Dillon, person with Parkinson’s
Benjamin Stetcher, https://tmrwedition.com/
Anne Cohn Donnelly D.P.H., Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council
David Murray, Cure Parkinson’s Trust
Eli Pollard, Executive Director of World Parkinson Coalition