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When will registration open for the WPC and for booking hotel rooms?

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Will the WPC offer scholarships/travel grants?

How do I get to Montreal, Canada?

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What documentation do I need to travel to Canada for the attendance at the WPC?

What are my responsibilities as a congress attendee?

Are you accepting abstracts?

When will the program be posted?

Are you offering continuing educational credit?

Who runs the World Parkinson Congresses?

How can my organization join the list of partners?

Will there be a commercial exhibition?

Which agency should Italian delegates contact for attending the WPC?

What is the official language of the Congress?

How do I get on the WPC eNews mailing list?

Is there a Mobile Event App I can download?

How can I find basic joining instructions for attending the WPC 2013?

Q: When is the WPC 2013? A: The WPC 2013 will take place Tuesday, October 1 – Friday, October 4, 2013.

A:  It will be held in Montreal, Canada at the Palais des congrès (convention centre) located in the heart of downtown.
Easily accessible by car, public transit, bicycle, and on foot, the Palais des congres de Montreal is also directly and famously linked to the city's metro system and underground pedestrian network. The international airport is 20 minutes away, and the train station is virtually next door. Address: 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle Montreal, QC, Canada Phone : 514 871-8122 Fax : 514 871-9389
A:  The program will offer something for everyone in the Parkinson's community including researchers studying the cause and cure of PD, the clinicians or allied health professionals who are caring for people with PD, people who are living with the disease themselves or caring for someone living with it. Basically, we expect that anyone touched by PD will find something of value in the four days of sessions. Citizens of all countries are welcome to attend the WPC 2013.

A:  Registration for the WPC 2013 opened in January 2013 on the WPC website.

Hotel registration for individual delegates opened in January 2013. Group reservation of more than 10 rooms is available now by contacting the World Parkinson Congress Delegate Services by emailing For more information on hotels reserved for the WPC 2013, please click here.

A: The exact cost to attend the WPC will be on a sliding scale as it has been for the first two WPCs. Details can be found here.

A: The WPC offered grants to junior scholars and health professionals from developing parts of the world to attend as well as travel stipends for people living with Parkinson's.

The submission window for travel grant applications has now closed. All notifications have been mailed out. If you did not receive your email, please check your spam/junk inbox. If you have further questions, please contact

Q: How do I get to Montreal, Canada? A: There are a number of direct flights into Montreal on a daily basis from North American and Europe. For US citizens in the New England area, Amtrak trains travel to Montreal via Vermont. More details on travel options and discounts can be found here.

Q: How do I get around Montreal?

A: There are many ways to get around Montreal! Below is a list of taxi companies in Montreal:

Taxi Diamond:

Taxi Champlain Montreal:

Taxi Co-op:

Montreal also has an extensive public transit system. Learn more about by clicking here.

Q: What documentation do I need to travel to Canada for the attendance at the WPC 2013? A:   All participants require a valid passport and may require other documentation such as a visa to enter Canada. For detailed information about entry visas you can visit the Citizenship and Immigration website.

We encourage you to consult the list of countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors.

If you are travelling through the United States en route to Canada, even if only in transit due to connecting flights, you will be required to go through US Immigration and Customs and may require a US visa. Please consult US visa requirements at the links below or consult your travel agent.

Q: What are my responsibilities as a congress attendee?

A: Visas are the responsibility of individual delegates, and must be obtained before coming to and arrival in Canada. Please note that the conference organizers and secretariat do not have the authority to act on behalf of individuals in obtaining visas. It is strongly recommended that you apply at least six months in advance to ensure you receive your visa in time for travel. Click here for more information regarding application processing times. 
All Canadian Embassies and Consulates around the world have been informed of the WPC 2013 and are expecting visa requests from registered delegates. 
If a delegate has to cancel because the visa application was declined or the visa was delivered too late, the request for cancellation must be received in writing at the Congress Secretariat within one week (7 days) of receiving the rejection. The Secretariat will issue a total refund if the paperwork is supplied within one week of the rejection date and/or is all submitted by the start date of the Congress, on October 1, 2013.

Q: Are you accepting abstracts?
A:  The WPC will be accepting abstracts for posters in that fall under four categories, Basic Science, Clinical Science, Clinical Diagnosis/Quality of Life, and Living with Parkinson's. Late breaking abstract submission will open on Monday, July 1, 2013 and close on Monday, July 15, 2013.
All persons whose abstracts are accepted for display and publication, must register to attend the WPC in person to represent their work. Learn more about abstract submission here.
Q: When will the program be posted? A: The preliminary program can be found by clicking here.

Q: Are you offering continuing educational credit? A:  Yes. Continuing educational credit will be offered to health professionals. Details will be posted in 2013.

Q: Who runs the World Parkinson Congresses? A:  The triennial World Parkinson Congresses are designed, hosted, and run by the World Parkinson Coalition Inc., a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to this event and to ultimately bringing the global PD community together. The philosophy of the organization is to bring the diverse PD community together and to create a space for cross-fertilization of delegates' ideas, research projects, and collaboration with the expectation that this opportunity will help expedite the discovery of both the cause and cure of PD.

Q: How can my organization/association join the list of WPC Partners? A:  All nonprofit professional associations/societies and patient voluntary organizations or foundations are welcome to partner with the WPC. There is no fee to partner with the WPC, but the expectation is that your organization will help promote the WPC to your members/supporters. View WPC Partners.
The goal of the WPC is to bring as many members of the community together as possible as we believe this will advance a better understanding of the disease and the daily issues people with PD experience. The more OPs who are on board allows for a broader reach and ensures a more diverse delegate pool allowing for robust discourse on PD science and care. To join our list of growing partners, write to for more details.
Q: Will there be a commercial exhibition? A:  The Congress will contain a commercial exhibition. Details will can be found here.

Q: Which agency should Italian delegates contact for attending the WPC? A: Italian organizations that wish to sponsor the participation of Italian doctors should present their applications through our official agency, who will forward them to the Italian Health Ministry. Our agent's details are as follows:
Dr ssa Annalisa Ramozzotti Via D Niccodemi 14 1-20052 Monza (MI) Italy Phone/Fax: +39 039 2121693 E-mail:
Q: What is the official language of the Congress? A: The official language of the Congress is English. Citizens of ALL countries are welcome to participate in the WPC 2013.

A: Yes there is! The WPC 2013 Mobile Event App is now available for everyone to download. Learn more by clicking here.

A: Click here to view the A to Z joining instructions for the WPC 2013.

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