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Secure your free ticket to the Virtual World Parkinson Congress

Apr. 14, 2021

Parkinson’s Victoria has secured a limited number of free tickets to provide Australians living with Parkinson’s the opportunity to be part of a world class, global event designed to inspire and give hope.

To se the Congress program go to the WPC Virtual webpage - worldpdcoalition.org/WPCVirtual

This offer is made possible through our partnership with the World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) for delivery of its first ever virtual congress for people living with Parkinson’s.

WPC Virtual: Advancing Science, Care & Living with Parkinson’s will take scientific updates and connectivity to a new level.

Secure your FREE ticket now! Enter the code PKSVCT21 at the checkout stage and the US$25 registration fee will be waived.

WPC Virtual will run from Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021.

Topics presented will include updates on: Basic Science, Clinical Science, Treatment Options, Comprehensive Care and Living with Parkinson’s.

The program will also include two 4-part wellness series, looking at physical and vocal fitness. Talks will be delivered by both well recognised and up and coming leaders in the Parkinson’s space.

Sessions will be pre-taped and released each day to allow global viewers to watch the sessions comfortably in their own time zone and submit questions via the chat button.

Moderators and speakers will watch the submitted questions and prepare their responses for the live Q&A which will be held the following day.

This allows all community members to watch up to all five sessions each day and to submit questions to the speakers they wish.

Among the speakers is Victorian Geoff Constable, a World Parkinson Congress Ambassador, who will speak in the Living Well with Parkinson’s stream on the topic: Accept, Adapt by Never Surrender.

Parkinson’s Victoria’s Health Team, Clinical and Support Services Manager Victor McConvey will moderate day three of the comprehensive care stream.

Topics covered

Clinical science: drug re-purposing, biomarkers, environmental toxins, targeting inflammation

Comprehensive care: innovative approaches to reduce freezing of gait, fighting apathy and fatigue with energy, fine motor skills, cognition changes and speech production

Treatment options: when to start treatment, deep brain stimulation, living with dyskinesia, dizziness, off-time treatment.

Living Well with Parkinson’s: retraining the brain, nutrition, Young Onset PD, using technology to track Parkinson’s, building networks.

Remember to use the code PKSVCT21 when you register to secure your free ticket.

Enter this discount code at the checkout stage and the US$25 registration fee will be waived. REMEMBER: You MUST press the submit button next to the box in which you enter the code for the $25 fee to change to $0.

If you need help registering, you can call us on (03) 8809 0400 or email info@parkinsons-vic.org.au

Helping you get the most out of WPC Virtual

As a new event, we want to help you maximise the experience.

So, we’ve put together some pre-sessions to help you navigate the congress platform and tailor your experience for the best outcomes.

Join us via Zoom, where, together with WPC Ambassador Geoff Constable, we will run through the registration process, provide navigation tips and discuss key highlights from the congress streams.

A bit of preparation will go a long way towards helping you get the most out of this innovative online event!

We will hold four 45 minute sessions in the week preceding the congress. 

To register for one of these sessions, click on the date and time below that best suits you.

Monday 10 May at 12:00pm

Tuesday 11 May at 5:30pm

Wednesday 12 May at 12:00pm

Thursday 13 May at 5:30pm

POST-EVENT SESSIONS

Parkinson's Victoria is pleased to present this series of short online discussions in the weeks after the WPC. These post WPC sessions will provide you with the highlights and need to know information on the following topics:

Practical Living: Keep Moving and Staying Independent

Tuesday 25 May at 5.30 pm - REGISTER NOW

This post WPC Virtual session will provide you with the highlights and need to know information on explaining how to improve walking and manage fatigue, cognitive changes, fine motor coordination and driving. We will review key themes from the following streams:
* Comprehensive Care II
* Comprehensive Care III

New Discoveries and Novel Treatments (the science-y bits translated)

Wednesday 26 May at 12 noon - REGISTER NOW

This post WPC Virtual session will translate all the science-y bits, exploring some of the latest discoveries and emerging treatments. We will review key themes from the following streams:
* Clinical Sciences
* Basic Sciences

The Gut, Digestion and Nutrition in Parkinson's

Tuesday 1 June at 5.30 pm - REGISTER NOW

This post WPC Virtual session will provide you with insights into the science and practical aspects of digestion and nutrition and Parkinson’s. We will review key themes from the following streams:
* Basic Science I and II
* Basic Science III (3rd speaker)
* Comprehensive Care I and IV
* Living Well I

Health Information Line Top 5: A Mixed Bag of Highlights

Wednesday 2 June at 12 noon - REGISTER NOW

This post WPC Virtual session will feature sessions which inform on the top 5 health line enquires and take you on a journey from Cannabis to clinical trials. We will review key themes from the following streams:
* Clinical Science III
* Comprehensive Care I
* Living Well with Parkinson's III

If you have any questions or issues relating to registration, we are here to help. Call us on 03 8809 0400.

 

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