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November Board Meeting FOLLOW UP


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Board Meeting

Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12:30 PM EST [NY] /9:30 AM PST[Vancouver]/

2:30 AM JST [Tokyo]/ 5:30 PM GMT [London]/ 6:30 PM CET [Paris]


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I. Minutes for review and approval (SERGE) (ATTACHED)
World Parkinson Coalition Inc  - September 22, 2016

II. Financial Update –  (ELI & ETIENNE)

a.     Current Accounts
(1) USA – Capital One as of October 31 - $245,589.00 (Bank Statement)

(2) Canada – NBC as of October 31 (CAD) - $13,085.29 (Bank Statement) (=$9,790USD)

(3) Canada – NBC as of October 31 (USD) - $1,073,252 (Bank Statement)

TOTAL Amount as of October 31 in USD: $1,328,631

Snapshot of monies in accounts as of today, Nov 21, minus expected invoices in the NBC USD acct:

NBC CAD:1,078.79, NBC USD $943,500, Capital One USD: $249,800 

TOTAL as of NOVEMBER 21:   USD $1,194,000

Estimated total as of March 31, close of Fiscal Year: $1,000,000



III. PDF expenses – July 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 Total $92,782.97  (ELI) (OwedToPDF) 
Approve payback of this expense owed to PDF for this four-month period.

NOTE: WPC fiscal year ends March 31, technically, our 3-year budget projections for staff salaries, to be paid by PDF, run up through March 31, 2017, before we launch into a new three-year budgetary cycle.

IV. Reports generated from WPC (Eli – FYI only) (LINK to Reports)
CME report (paid Surveys and Ballots to do this digitally)
General Survey (sent to all participants & speakers)
Exhibitors Survey (sent to all exhibitors & partners with tables in hall)

Leadership Forum Survey (sent to all 107 registered participants)
Care Partner Lounge survey (paper survey given out in room)

Renewal Room survey (paper survey given out in room)

Buddies Report (digital survey sent out after WPC)


Report on Media Coverage (149 page pdf file, suggest just viewing details on this link)

Snapshot details: 

53 pieces of coverage

25.5K social shares

153M online readership

1.18K youtube views

401K estimated coverage views 

A story in JAMA is expected to come out in December. Waiting on this piece, which would be the last of our pieces expected.




V. WPC Video outcome (Eli – FYI only) (LINK to YouTube page)
On YouTube page, you will find nearly 40 videos in one of the following categories (ListOfVideos)
Playlist of videos promoting WPC 2019 in Kyoto
Playlist of Informational Videos in English
Playlist of Info videos in Spanish
Playlist of “Testimonial” video clips
Promotional video for WPC to use over next three years


VI. Review and Approval of Agreement with JPdL to work with them for another three-year cycle through Kyoto, Japan.

(Agreement/CONTRACTforReview & Approval)



VII. Nomination for Vice-President


VIII. Nominations of co-chairs for Program Committee
Names submitted to date:

Miquel Vila (Spain);

Leonidas Stefanis (Greece);

Tom Gasser (Germany);

Nobu Hattori (Japan; but language may be a problem?);

Ryuji Kaji (Japan; very nice and extremely wise/knowledgeable);

Nancy Ip (Hong Hong);

Patrik Brundin (USA);

Glenda Halliday (Australia);

Ryosuke Takahashi (Japan);

Carolyn Sue (Australia);

Anne-Louise LaFontaine (Canada);

Bas Bloem (Netherlands);

Simon Lewis (Australia);

Barry Snow (New Zealand);



IX. Insurance Update

Director's & Officers Insurance Policy Renewed for $2,346 (Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 1, 2017) (annual)

Certificate of Liability Insurance secured in September for week of Congress for $863 (triennial)
Event Cancellation Insurance 
ended on September 24 for $7,200. Need approval to start renewal process for next three year cycle. 

 TOTAL insurance estimate for WPC 2019 budget, $15,000.


X. New items

-Hiring of Part-time staff, not intern, to help manage day to day tasks moving forward. Job Description, need approval to hire this person. 

-Eli to send potential BoD meeting dates to be sent to set up 3-4 meetings in 2017

-Eli to attend April 14-15 Japan Parkinson Congress in Tokyo

-Eli to attend September 2017 World Congress Neurology in Kyoto, Japan 

-Tell me if you'd like a WPC 2019 hat, and if so, black or white?
-Emeritus recognition and way to keep past Presidents close to WPC? Discussed in June, next steps?

-New Stationery to be drafted, will include Board members on one version. Please confirm this is okay.

  • President

    Serge Przedborski, MD, PhD
    Columbia University Medical Center

    New York, NY USA


    A. Jon Stoessl, CM, MD,
    University of British Columbia

    British Columbia, Canada


    Patricia Davies
    Washington, DC, USA

    Etienne Hirsch, PhD

    INSERM U1127 Brain and
    spinal cord institute

    Paris, France


    Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD


    Los Angeles, CA USA


    Yoshikuni Mizuno, MD
    Juntendo University School
    of Medicine

    Tokyo, Japan


    Roger Barker, PhD, MRCP
    University of Cambridge
    Cambridge, UK




    Stanley Fahn, MD

    President Emeritus & Founder (Can we call Stan Emeritus even though we haven't used this in the past?) 


    Elizabeth “Eli” Pollard

    Executive Director




NEXT Meeting to take place in January/February 2017



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