Our plans for WPC2023
Parkinson’s Europe is delighted to be visiting Barcelona this year for what will be our 6th World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC). Since the first WPC in 2006, we have played an active role in supporting, networking and promoting each congress and its associated events and working groups. WPC2023 in Barcelona will be a great opportunity for us to meet our members, our partners and everyone we have worked with in the Parkinson’s community to deliver projects and campaigns over the years. We are also looking forward to making new connections and learning more about what is happening across the globe.
Visit us at our booth (703) in the exhibition hall. Meet members of our team and help us populate our Parkinson’s Europe map with intelligence and data from your country! Last year we launched a Manifesto highlighting 5 key priority areas for the Parkinson’s community. We are now mapping out activities and gaps across these areas. So if you visit our stand, we would love to hear more about what is happening in your country relating to research, wellbeing activities, innovative treatments and advocacy. If you aren’t going to be there in person but have some information to share, please complete our form below.
The WPC2023 scientific programme has a wide variety of lectures, roundtables and workshops which we are looking forward to. Some of the activities we are involved with include:
On Monday, Parkinson’s Europe Director General Russell Patten will be co-chairing the WPC Leadership Forum. These sessions enable Parkinson’s organisations from across the globe to meet and learn from each other, share good practice and expand their knowledge on how to best serve their communities.
On Wednesday, our Board member, co-founder, former Secretary General, and former Executive Director Lizzie Graham will be presented with the WPC Robin Elliott Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson Community. The award ceremony will take place between 09.00-09.30 before the morning plenary.
From Wednesday to Friday, Parkinson’s Europe will have a booth (703) in the exhibition centre. As mentioned above, we are looking forward to meeting and learning from as many delegates as possible. On Wednesday, you might also see our photographer who will help us capture the ambience of the congress.
Another highlight for us is the WPC research village, which will host a range of talks and panel discussions from Wednesday to Friday from 11:30 to 14:00. The research village is for everyone to explore – so come and ask any questions about research and meet our Research Manager, Amelia Hursey. Topics covered are involvement and engagement, worldwide partnerships, equity, diversity & inclusion, and global considerations in research.
Who is attending and where to find us?
This year, there will be a number of Parkinson’s Europe’s board and staff members attending the WPC. We would love to meet you so please come and visit us at our booth (703).
The following Parkinson’s Europe staff will be in Barcelona so feel free to come and chat with us:
- Russell Patten - Director General
- Amelia Hursey - Research Manager
- Dominic Graham - Operations Director
- Natalie Levenhagen - Membership and Logistics Lead
- Francesco de Renzis - Partnership Project Manager
- Fiona Montague - Insight and Engagement Manager
Although not attending in person, staff from the Parkinson’s Europe communication and social media team will be supporting activities and joining in with all the WPC virtual chat! We’d love you to tag us in your social media posts so we can find you and get involved with your WPC activities – and check out our WPC photos and video highlights!
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What posters will we present?
Across the week, Parkinson’s Europe will be presenting the following four posters:
- A Parkinson’s Manifesto for Europe (Wednesday, 5 July⋅11:30-13:30)
- Information campaign: Don’t lose sleep over Parkinson's (Wednesday, 5 July⋅11:30-13:30)
- Results from a multi-country survey on advanced Parkinson’s treatment knowledge, experience and information (Thursday 6 July⋅11:30-13:30). In collaboration with Britannia.
- Investigating usability, understandability, and acceptance of the MY PD-CARE digital tool for tracking and communicating symptoms of Parkinson’s: The self-aware study (Thursday, 6 July⋅17:15-18:30). In collaboration with Abbvie.
Mapping Parkinson's across Europe
Following the launch of A Parkinson’s Manifesto for Europe, we are particularly interested in mapping out activities, data and gaps in the areas listed below:
- Centres of excellence and professional societies
- Prevalence, incidence and trend data/studies
- Training and education opportunities/resources for healthcare professionals
- Information and innovative practices relating to diagnosis, treatment and management of Parkinson’s
- Wellbeing activities, networks and support groups