The mission of the triennial WPC
“To provide an international forum to learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, caregiver initiatives and advocacy work related to Parkinson’s disease. By bringing physicians, scientists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, caregivers and people with Parkinson’s disease together, each Congress allows for a worldwide dialogue to help expedite the discovery of a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating disease.”
This year, the World Parkinson Congress took place in Kyoto, Japan, from June 4-7 (2019). This meeting is aimed and open to anyone in the community who is touched by Parkinson’s: researchers, clinicians, nurses, HCPs, family members and PwPs are all welcome to attend this incredible, inclusive Congress.
What happened at WPC 2019
The 4 day conference covered all aspects of Parkinson’s. Led by the world’s experts in clinical practice and research, representatives from Parkinson’s charities, PwP and all people touched by Parkinson’s, the conference presented new developments and treatments of Parkinson’s, current and future research, and promising drug treatments on the horizon through a variety of mediums; videos, lectures, discussions, poster presentations and more.
See what our advocates had to say about the highs and lows of the World Parkinson Congress 2019
“Spending time with other PD friends and knowing everyone was there for everyone else.”
“Learning so much, not only from lectures but from fellow PD friends.”
“Started the week with a little trepidation but needn’t have worried, felt welcomed with open arms. Now want to get more involved with CPT.”
“Extraordinary week. Learnt so much about Parkinson’s research and made some great new friends. It was an absolute privilege to be asked to be a CPT advocate.”
“Music Night was a fab night which turned out to be only one small part of a super fab week!”
“Everyone went above and beyond; when anyone had a wobble, they were gathered up by the others.”
“Connecting with people.”
“Seeing everyone getting so much out of the conference.”
“Lyndsey Isaac’s opening speech at the opening ceremony.”
“Fabulous networking meetings.”
“The long journey home.”
“Anything prawn related!”
“Cold green tea.”
Find out more about research currently taking place in Japan:
Stem cell first clinical trial
The world’s first clinical trial using iPS cells in Parkinson’s disease.
AUDIO VERSION AVAILABLE