Adjust Text Size:change font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font sizechange font size

WPC 2016

Opening Ceremony WPC 2013

Ben Yip WPC 2013

Parkinson's Quilt WPC 2013

Fred Woodlief WPC 2013

WPC 2013 Opening Ceremony; PDF Research Advocate, Ben Yip (top); the Parkinson's Quilt; PDF People with Parkinson's Advisory Council Member Fred Woodlief, D.D.S., and his poster (bottom) at the WPC 2013.

Visit WPC Website

 


Go Global: World Parkinson Congress

This week, from Tuesday, September 20 until Friday, September 23, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is headed to the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, OR. We are excited to join a global community of more than 4,000 people with Parkinson’s, care partners, scientists, and health professionals. 

Meet us in Portland or Online!

  • Visit our Booth: If you’re at WPC, stop by booth #406 to meet members our team, including staff and patient advocates. Browse our free educational materials, including the latest 2017 Creativity and Parkinson’s Calendar.
  • Influence Research: whether you're in Portland or online vote in the third Community Choice Research Awards Voting is now open here. Since 2013, the community has helped us identify four areas of unmet need through these surveys and we’ve invested $600,000 to find solutions.
  • Visit the Quilt: Visit the beautiful Parkinson’s Quilt, created by 600 people from around the world, which will be displayed around the congress.
  • Visit our Posters and Sessions: our team of PDF researchers, advocates and staff are involved each day of WPC. See our schedule below!
  • Keep up Online: Each day, our team will be reporting WPC happenings on Facebook, Twitter and our blog. Find us on Facebook here, Twitter here and be sure to use hashtags #wpc2016 and #Together4PD.

PDF at the WPC: Staff and Advocate Schedule

This schedule represents PDF staff members and our nearly 325 patient leaders. See an expanded selection, including presentations by PDF-funded researchers and PDF health professionals by browsing our master calendar here.

Tuesday, September 20

Pre-congress Panel: So you want new treatments? How are you helping bring new treatments to pharmacy? Or are you waiting for someone else to do the work? (Veronica Todaro, M.P.H., Vice President, National Programs, PDF; Pat Davies, PDF Research Advocate; Israel Robledo, PDF Research Advocate)
Oregon Ballroom 201-202 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM PT

Pre-congress Panel: Changing how care is delivered: A success the PD community can take pride in (James Beck, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs, PDF)
Oregon Ballroom 204, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM PT

Pre-congress Course: Introduction: The patient experience (Rebecca Miller, Ph.D., Member, PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council)
Oregon Ballroom 204, 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM PT

Opening Ceremony (Meet the PDF team at booth #406)
Exhibit Hall C, 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM PT)

Wednesday, September 21

Roundtable #7: Shame and PD: How to recognize it and help fellow PwPs conquer it (Julio Angulo, Ph.D., Member, PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council)
Room A105-106, 1:30 to 3:00 PM PT

Parallel Session: Pathology and Mechanisms of Cognitive Deficits in PD (Rebecca Miller, Ph.D., Member, PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council and Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S.; clinician and researcher, PDF Research Center at Rush University Medical Center)
Room B113-114, 1:30 to 3:00 PM PT

Voces del Parkinson: Soy el compás de otra canción sung by the Spanish speaking WPC community (Alejandra Borunda, PDF Advocate) 
WPC Music Spot, 3:00 PM PT

Thursday, September 22

Abstract #777: Prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in North America: a nationwide epidemiological study sharing available databases (James Beck, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs, PDF; Roy Alcalay, M.D., M.S., scientist and clinician at the PDF Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center; James Bower, M.D.; Hongle Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; Connie Marras, M.D., Ph.D.; Brad Racette, M.D.; Beate Ritz, M.D., Ph.D.; G. Webster Ross, M.D.; Rodolfo Savica, M.D., Ph.D.; Michael Schwarzschild, M.D., Ph.D.; Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.; Stephen Van Den Eeden, Ph.D.; Allison Willis, M.D., M.S., and Bill Wilson, PDF Research Advocate)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, P01.04
Download this poster here.

Abstract #885: Outcomes of the PDF Community Choice Research Award: a workshop to address maintaining cognitive function in Parkinson’s (Beth Vernaleo, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research Programs, PDF; Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S.; clinician and researcher, PDF Research Center at Rush University Medical Center)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P26.17
Download this poster here.

Abstract #1243: Engaging people with Parkinson’s in determining and defining research priorities: The PDF Community Choice Research Award (Karlin Schroeder, M.A., Associate Director, National Programs, PDF; Beth Vernaleo, Ph.D., Associate Director, Research Programs, PDF; Diane Cook, PDF Research Advocate; James Beck, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs, PDF; Veronica Todaro, M.P.H., Vice President, National Programs, PDF)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P23.25)
Download this poster here.

Abstract P23.18: What PD symptoms should be monitored and which most impact quality of life? (PDF Research Advocate, Steve DeWitte) 
Exhibit Hall 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P23.18

Book Discussion: Introducing Day I Found Out Why (Israel Robledo, PDF Research Advocate)
Exhibit Hall: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Booth #925

Clinical Research Village Meet the Villagers! The PD Trial Coordinators, doctors and practitioners who will explain their roles and answer your questions and learn how you can contribute to progress (Veronica Todaro, M.P.H., Vice President, National Programs, PDF)
Exhibit Hall, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM PT

Workshop: Palliative care and PD: a patient perspective (Kirk Hall, M.B.A., PDF Research Advocate)
Oregon Ballroom 204, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM PT

Roundtable #6: PD & children: How does PD impact children? (Rebecca Miller, Ph.D., member PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council)
Room A105-106, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM PT

Friday, September 23

Abstract #1236: The PDF Women and PD Initiative: identifying and addressing unmet needs (Megan Feeney, M.P.H., National Programs Manager, PDF; Veronica Todaro, M.P.H., Vice President, National Programs, PDF; Lori Katz, PDF Advocate Susan Foster, PDF Advocate, Robin Morgan, PDF Advocate; and Karen Smith, PDF Advocate)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P19.13
Download this poster here.

Abstract P19.07: Art as a vehicle to represent the Spanish speaking Parkinson’s community in the Americas (Julio Angulo, Ph.D., Member, PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P19.07

Abstract P21.01: Hispanics living with PD: perceptions on self-management (Julio Angulo, Ph.D., Member, PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P21.01

Abstract P21.04: Long-term effects of self-efficacy enhancing program for newly-diagnosed persons with Parkinson’s disease (Diane Cook, PDF Research Advocate)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, P21.05

Abstract #1241: Parkinson’s Advocates in Research: A Parkinson’s Disease Foundation cutting edge program in patient engagement in research (Karlin Schroeder, M.A., Associate Director, National Programs, PDF; Veronica Todaro, M.P.H., Vice President, National Programs, PDF; Linda Morgan, PDF Research Advocate; and Cliff Ishmael, PDF Research Advocate)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P35.23
Download this poster here.

Abstract #1231: Driving patient engagement in Parkinson’s clinical research: lessons learned in developing successful partnerships with study sponsors (Karlin Schroeder, M.A., Associate Director, National Programs, PDF; Veronica Todaro, M.P.H., Vice President, National Programs, PDF)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P35.22
Download this poster here.

Abstract #1152: Does gender influence the types of questions asked by people living with Parkinson’s? (Christiana Evers, M.P.A., Vice President, Communications, PDF; Linda Pituch, Senior Patient Services Manager, PDF; Jill McClure, Patient Services Manager, PDF; Jeanne Kirby, Information Specialist, PDF; Casey Gallagher, Administrative Assistant, PDF; and Nancy Ralph)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT, P21.07
Download this poster here.

Abstract P40.26: Living well by doing [*]; keeping it interesting (Daniel Novak, Ph.D., Chair, PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council)
Exhibit Hall, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PT P40.26

Roundtable #6; Palliative care treatment options: What works best from the health professional and patient perspectives (Kirk Hall, M.B.A., PDF Research Advocate)
Room A105-106, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM PT

Workshop: Challenges for industry in advancing new PD therapies and how collaborative networks like CPP help (Kevin Kwok, PDF Research Advocate)
Room B115-116, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM PT

Book Discussion: Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life (Michael Okun, M.D., National Medical Director, Parkinson’s Foundation)
Exhibit Hall, 5:30 PM PT

 

PDF helped lay the groundwork for the World Parkinson Coalition in 2004 and is now a WPC 2016 Silver Sponsor.