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Monday, September 21st, 2020

World Parkinson Coalition® Announces Eight Science Ambassadors 

The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) announced the appointment of eight new Science Ambassadors for the 6th World Parkinson Congress. They will act as Ambassadors for the WPC in the two years leading up to the World Parkinson Congress in June 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

 


Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

World Parkinson Coalition® Welcomes New Board Member

The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) announced the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors. Drawing on her incredible advocacy work in the Parkinson’s space, and her commitment to raising awareness about Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and about Parkinson’s across the African continent, Omotola Thomas, MS joined the WPC Board as of September 2020.

 


Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

World Parkinson Coalition® Launches Care Partner Virtual Panel Series 

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, the World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) is holding its first ever WPC Care Partner Virtual Panel Series to offer support and guidance to care partners and family members of people living with Parkinson’s on how to address hard to discuss topics and manage Parkinson’s as a team where both the person with Parkinson’s and care partner are supported.  This four-part series will launch on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

 


Monday, April 6th, 2020

World Parkinson Coalition® Brings the Parkinson’s Community Together with a Parkinson’s Sing-A-Long

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, the full month of April, the World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) is holding its first ever virtual Parkinson’s Sing-A-Long led by WPC Choir Director, Judi Spencer.  Past members of the WPC Choir who performed at the 4th and 5th World Parkinson Congresses will come together with up to 500 other members of the global Parkinson’s community on four occasions to sing together in April.

 


Monday, March 9th, 2020

World Parkinson Coalition® Announces 15 New Parkinson Ambassadors

The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) announced the appointment of 15 new Parkinson Ambassadors for the 6th World Parkinson Congress. These 15 people living with Parkinson’s draw on their experience as advocates in the Parkinson’s community to act as Ambassadors for the WPC in the two and a half years leading up to the World Parkinson Congress in June 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

 


Thursday, January 30th, 2020

World Parkinson Coalition® Welcomes Five New Board of Directors

The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. Drawing on their many years of experience in the Parkinson’s field as movement disorder specialists, researchers, and advocates. Dr. Rajesh Pahwa from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ryosuke Takahashi from Kyoto University, Dr. Malu G. Tansey from University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Alice Nieuwboer from University of Leuven, and Dr. Linda Olson, Professor Emerita from University of California at San Diego, joined the WPC Board as of January 2020.

 


Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Advocates for Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Launch Innovative Facebook Fundraiser to Support the 6th World Parkinson Congress

Twenty six people living around the world with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease aim to 'pay it forward' by launching a 52 week Facebook fundraiser to help OTHER people with YOPD to attend the 6th World Parkinson Congress. These 26 participants hope to raise $50,000 to help send up to 50 YOPD to Barcelona, Spain to be part of the extraordinary WPC 2022 experience.

 


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