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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.
US blogger Sharon Krischer shares her four-day diary from the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan.
More thoughts on the WPC: Diet and Nutrition
Nutritional needs are different for each person with Parkinson’s, according to Dr. Laurie K Mischley
More thoughts on the WPC in Kyoto
Some final thoughts from the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto
It Began with a Crane
Hope makes you forget all the difficult hours Soichiro Honda The 5th World Parkinson’s Congress opened tonight in Kyoto, Japan. With about 3000 in attendance, from 55 countries…
WPC2019 – Video Competition
World Parkinson Congress 2019 Video Competition
The World Parkinson Congress (#WPC2019) takes place every 3 years. This year it will be in Kyoto, Japan from June 4-7, 2019. There is a video competition, and the top 12 finalists have been selected. Click here to cast a vote for your favorite in the WPC People’s Choice Award. Note: We have no af
WPC2019 Anecdote: Parkinson's Disease and the Nagging Spouse
My wife went to one session at the World Parkinson Congress 2019 without me. It is my fault. I suggested it. I had another time commitment…
June 10, 2019 - Parkinson's Weekly Update
World Parkinson Congress 2019 Highlights: Remembering Tom Isaacs; Advice to caregivers: "Be a bit more of a selfish pig"; triple amputee with PD exclaims "If I can do it, you can do it. Get out and go!"; PD diet & nutrition study analyzes real world diet of people with PD to determine what helps and what doesn't; “Living Well, Running Hard: Lessons Learned from Living with Parkinson’s Disease”; plus a weekly roundup of Parkinson's related news...
WPC2019 : Linda K. Olson - If I Can Do It, You Can Do It, Get Out And Go
Wow…my words are inadequate to describe the inspirational intensity of WPC2019 opening session keynote speaker Linda K. Olson. In 1979, at the age of 29, Linda lost both her legs above the knee and her right arm...
WPC2019 : Lyndsay Isaacs - PD caregiver breaking points and lessons from a selfish pig.
Lyndsay Isaacs speech was one of the highlights of the WPC2019 opening session. A large portion of the WPC2019 opening, not just Lyndsay’s portion, was dedicated to remembering her husband Tom Isaacs, co-founder of UK-based charity Cure Parkinson’s, who passed away since the last WPC.
WPC2019: Role of Diet and Nutritional Supplements in Parkinson’s Disease Progression
From the perspective of people with Parkinson’s, one of the most interesting presentations at World Parkinson Congress 2019 was Laurie Mischley’s talk “Is there any evidence that nutrients modify PD?” during the session “The Microbiome and Diet in Parkinson’s disease”.
WPC2019 : John Ball - (Still) Living Well and Running Hard
My favorite part of World Parkinson Congress is the people with Parkinson’s, particularly the ones you encounter in the Book Nook and Poster Hall.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting John Hall, author of one of my favorite books about living with Parkinson’s, “Living Well, Running Hard: Lessons Learned from Living with Parkinson’s Disease”
Parkinson’s vs. Chopsticks - World Parkinson Congress 2019
My premonition was on target. The only utensil offered for the lunch provided at this Parkinson's Disease conference was chopsticks. What sort of sick and twisted joke was this?