World Parkinson’s Congress

World Parkinson’s Congress

From the 1st – 4th October 2013, the World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) will take place in Montreal, Canada. This is a unique event in that it allows for the coming together of everyone who has an interest in Parkinson’s to share knowledge and experiences, ask questions and learn from one another. From people with Parkinson’s to research scientists and everyone inbetween, the congress is an opportunity for anyone connected with Parkinson’s to come and learn more about this complex condition.There are many aspects to Parkinson’s and the amount of information on this condition is vast, in particular the array of websites and literature. Sometimes, it can be difficult, time consuming and overwhelming to sort through all this information, when in fact the easier option may be to talk to someone with knowledge of this condition. From the diverse range of people who will be present at the WPC in Montreal, collectively there is no better place to access information on all areas of Parkinson’s. Whether it’s the latest scientific research, treatment options or simply hearing experiences from those living with Parkinson’s, the WPC is an event not to be missed.

As well as the congress itself, you will have an opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Montreal, the second largest city in Canada. Here are 5 interesting facts about this great city:
1. Montreal is an island on the St. Lawrence River.
2. Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world (after Paris).
3. Montreal has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America (after New York)
4. Montreal is on the same latitude as Venice, Italy
5. John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their second week long bed-in in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel on 26th May 1969.

Members of Move4Parkinson’s will attend the congress and if you would like to join us in Montreal, please contact our office by phone on 01-2884939 or by email for more information on how you can do this. We are hoping for a large Irish contingent at WPC 2013, so if you’d like to be part of this, contact us now.

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