WPC2023: Parkinson’s Without Borders

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s

WPC2023: Parkinson’s Without Borders

Global Unity at the World Parkinson Congress
August 4, 2023

WPC2023: Parkinson’s Without Borders

Donate to the World Parkinson Coalition to support this and future World Parkinson Congresses.

World Parkinson Congress 2023 (WPC2023) was a true testament to unity and shared vision. It saw the participation of more than 2,600 people, drawn from 73 countries, all converging under one roof with one common objective: unraveling the mysteries of Parkinson’s. This assembly comprised nearly a thousand medical doctors and researchers, 450 registered nurses, therapists, and other clinicians, 685 brave individuals living with Parkinson’s, and 260 dedicated care partners and family members.

In this episode, Larry and Rebecca share their experiences and discuss some of the most poignant lessons, enlightening stories, and groundbreaking revelations from the congress. They will introduce you people making a difference in their local communities and the world stage.


Our Presenting Partner is Parkinson Canada. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s? You are not alone. Contact presenting partner Parkinson Canada, call the toll free hotline 1-800-565-3000 or on Twitter you can message @ParkinsonCanada.

Tight Rope Theatre Improv for Parkinson’s – Sign up NOW for fall classes “Improv for Parkinson’s” – no experience necessary.

The PwP Improv Players

  • Arne Johansen
  • Clara Kluge
  • Larry Gifford
  • Miriam Bram
  • Peter Jarvis
  • Shabbir Latif

Dan Dumsha, Director — Improv for Work & Wellness

Rosemary Morrison – Improv for Wellness Coordinator

Donate to help support the Amazing Rosemary who organized the Improv for Parkinson’s troupe and found a theatre for us to perform in while in Barcelona.

PD Avengers – We are building a global alliance to end Parkinson’s. Join us.

World Parkinson Congress

WHO iSupport

Thanks to:

Julie Worden, Brooklyn, NY Dance for PD

Jane Williams London, KY Parkinson’s in Motion

Amy Lavalle, Brian Grant Foundation

Geoff Constable, Melbourne, Australia

Tina Gillespie, South Australia, Australia Parkinson’s South Australia

Craig Gillespie, South Australia, Australia Parkinson’s South Australia

Sheena Botrill – South Australia, Australia Parkinson’s South Australia

 Eric Aquino, Eastern Pennsylvania Gray Strong FoundationTrembling EMT Podcast

 Dr. Tash (Natasha) Fothergill-Misbah Newcastle University

Joy Milne, Ted X Manchester This Nurse Can Smell Parkinson’s Disease

Paul Mayhew Archer Incurable Optimist

Donate to the World Parkinson Coalition to support this and future World Parkinson Congresses.

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