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Daily Media Briefings

Tuesday October 1, 2013: Everything you wanted to know about Congress (but were afraid to ask!)

  • Welcome: Tom Isaacs - Chair, Parkinson’s Advocacy Committee and a person with Parkinson’s
  • WPC 2013 -- An Overview: Dr. Stanley Fahn, WPC Co-Chair
  • Congress Structure- The Program: Dr. Serge Przedborski, Program Committee Chair
  • What’s special for Media: Tom Isaacs
  • Welcome to Canada - Canadian contribution to Parkinson’s and noteworthy Canadians speaking at
    Congress this week: Dr. Jon Stoessl, WPC Co-Chair, Canada
  • Introduction: Michelle Lin – Hot Topic Presenter "Exome sequencing of Norwegian families with PD reveals novel gene mutation"

Wednesday October 2, 2013: Getting from here to a Cure

  • Welcome: Dr. John Stamford, UK
  • Diagnosis: Dr. Roger Barker, UK
  • Recovery of Cells: Dr. Marie-Francoise Chesselet, US
  • Biomarkers: Dr. Michael Schlossmacher, Canada
  • Protein Misfolding: Dr. Virginia Lee, US
  • Introduction: Ianai Fishbein- Hot Topic Presenter "Altered Alpha Synuclein degradation and augmentation of Parkinson disease phenotype in a transgenic mouse model"

Thursday October 3, 2013: Novel Therapies and Living Well with Parkinson’s

  • Welcome: David Iverson, USA
  • Genetics – What’s new: Dr. Matthew Farrer, Canada
  • New Treatments – Optogenetics: Dr. Ted Dawson, USA,
  • Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction: Dr. Laura Marsh, U.S.
  • Quality of Life: Dr. Bastiaan Bloem, The Netherlands
  • Lifestyle: Exercise, Diet, Dance: Dr. Terry Ellis, Physiotherapist
  • Introduction: Martinj van der Eijk- Hot Topic Presenter "Patient-centered care in the Parkinson centers of excellence: a multicenter study"


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