World Parkinson Congress 2019: Best of the Blog Reports

World Parkinson Congress 2019 in Kyoto was educational, inspirational, and a great excuse to visit Japan again. And in 3 years time, it’ll give us an excuse to return to Barcelona for WPC 2022. What did we learn this time? I mean, aside from the fact that serving lunch at a Parkinson’s Disease conference with chopsticks as the only utensil is a sick and twisted form of torture. We’ve highlighted some of the best official and unofficial blog reports from the conference:

World Parkinson Congress 2019 in Kyoto was educational, inspirational, and a great excuse to visit Japan again. And in 3 years time, it’ll give us an excuse to return to Barcelona for WPC 2022. Held every 3 years, the event was a bit smaller than WPC 2016 in Portland Oregon (USA), drawing around 3,000 attendees compared to 4,500 at the previous event. Undoubtedly, this was not due to a lack of interest, but due to more expensive and more difficult travel for those interested in attending.

WPC draws an eclectic mix of medical professionals, neurologists, physical therapists, researchers, charities, support organizations, people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, and pharmaceutical reps.

It’s actually quite amazing that the event organizers are able to develop a program that engages this diverse audience.

If there was one disappointing thing about the conference, I’d have to say that the WPC Official Blogger program was a bust. From what I can tell, only 25% of the official bloggers have posted anything about WPC 2019. A couple of them did post some excellent reports, and perhaps the others are still polishing their essays.

Thankfully, the Science of Parkinson’s website fills the void with extremely thorough reporting on the conference.

So, what did we learn this time? I mean,  aside from the fact that serving lunch at a Parkinson’s Disease conference with chopsticks as the only utensil is a sick and twisted form of torture. The following is a compilation of links to some of the best official and unofficial blog reports from WPC 2019. If I have missed some, please share them in a comment.

Science of Parkinson’s Disease – Simon Stott
Tomorrow Edition – Benjamin Stecher
Twitchy Woman – Sharon Krischer
WPC2019 – Video Competition
ParkieNews.com – Richard Windle
Parkinson FIT – Brett Warthen

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