World Parkinson’s Congress

Registration and abstract submission is now open for the 6th World Parkinson Congress, which will take place in Barcelona on 4th-7th July 2023.   

As a Science Ambassador for the World Parkinson Congress (WPC), I want to encourage researchers and people with Parkinson’s to attend this important conference, which offers a truly unique opportunity for scientists, clinicians, health professionals, and people living with Parkinson’s to come together and share knowledge and ideas.   

Abstract submission is open until 13th January – only a few days left to submit!! Abstracts on original scientific work or living with Parkinson’s are welcomed. A limited number of travel grants are available to support early career researchers and people with Parkinson’s to attend the WPC.   

Why submit an abstract to the WPC?  

WPC is an international, interdisciplinary conference dedicated entirely to Parkinson’s research, treatment, and care. The program includes a range of sessions spanning basic science, clinical science, treatment options, comprehensive care, and living with Parkinson’s, as well as workshops, roundtables and networking opportunities. The Congress takes place every 3 years, with previous locations in North America, Asia, and Europe. With this year’s conference taking place in Barcelona, it is easier for many delegates from the UK to attend. 

The WPC places great importance on the experience of researchers in sharing their work with colleagues and advocates. The exchanges that take place during the poster sessions, poster tours, and throughout the conference are crucial to building collaborations and developing relationships between researchers and advocates that is unique in the Parkinson’s community and has had a profound impact on many community members.  

Please see the WPC website and this short video from the WPC Ambassadors for more information.

For a personal perspective, you can also read the blogs written by myself and Colin about our experiences of attending WPC as a researcher and a person with Parkinson’s:

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