Saturday, 27 August 2016

The countdown to the World Parkinson Congress is on!

The planning committees have fully prepared an amazing event "Bringing the Parkinson's Community Together" is the goal and with that in mind, advancing science, promoting community and inspiring hope will be the outcomes. The committees are numerous: Steering, Program, Advocates for Parkinson, Fundraising, Local Organizing, Organizations, Communications, WPC 2016 Ambassadors and the various sub committees. The WPC are designed and held every three years, it provides an international forum for learning about and discussing the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices and initiatives related to PD. Bringing the community together in order to advance the worldwide dialogue and ultimately find the cure for this disease. This is from the program for the WPC. 

It makes you want to go? Book those tickets. Not much funds? Plan for next time, perhaps it will be closer to home?

I am going!

Yes indeed. This will be my second WPC, in 2013 it was in Montreal, I submitted an abstract in the Living Well with Parkinsons category of the Poster display and was fortunate to receive a travel grant from the WPC. My three daughters volunteered at the congress. This year I am the beneficiary of a travel grant again, my paper called Webradio station entertaining and informing people with Parkinson's will be at the Poster display at Exhibit Hall B Level 1, Poster Board number 40.04, for the duration of the Congress. I will be at the poster 11:30am - 1:30 pm Friday, September 23 to meet delegates and answer questions. The poster area is one of my favourite places. 
The Living with PD Topics: public education or awareness programs; Gov advocacy, campaigns, public policy, Living well with PD, Advancing research via fundraising, trials and  educational campaigns. All abstracts selected for display will be published in the journal supplement and CD.
The scientific topics: Basic Science, Clinical Science and Comprehensive Care cover numerous areas and all abstracts will be published in the journal supplement and CD. Thank you to the generous, wonderful people and organizations that make funds available for travel grants. 

Radioparkies DJ's are going too!

A collection of DJ's will be in the Exhibitors Hall talking about, how to use the website, listen to the radioshows, conducting interviews and broadcasting live from the WPC!! 
Meet your favourite DJ's at Booth 820. Who will be there? Laura, Jimmy, Pete, Andy, Dan, Chrissy, David, Madonna, Andre, Tanna, Chris and Matt. Please come and say hi!

Let your voice be heard.....

Thats the motto of Radioparkies. If you are a PWP or in anyway associated with Parkinson's, I want to hear from you, please be a special guest on my weekly radio show. It's important to share your perpectives, interests, passions and ideas. Why? Because you are great! The list of people who have been on my show is the 'who's who' of amazing, you are invited to be a part of it too. Send a message and lets do this.

Fridays show
Special Guest Carol Wood and I talked at the beach, Queen dominated the Q list.

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