Abstract submissions in the scientific category will be considered for poster display and a hot topics presentation. They will be reviewed under four areas of: basic science, clinical science, clinical therapeutics, and quality of life. Just three abstracts from each of these categories will be selected for 12 oral presentations spread out over the three mornings of the WPC.
WPC 2013 Hot Topics presenters will be announced in July 2013 leading up to the Congress.
WPC 2010 Hot Topics Presenters came from nine countries, and included:
Chair: Howard Federoff (US)
Ann-Louise Bergström (Denmark)
Alpha-synuclein is secreted, taken up by neighbouring cells and induces seeding of endogenous alpha-synuclein.
Harold Robertson (Canada)
Olfactory Testing And Diffusion Tensor Imaging Of Olfactory Tract And Substantia Nigra In Early Parkinson ' s Disease
Irene Richard (US)
A Multicenter Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Paroxetine and Venlafaxine Extended Release for Depression in Parkinson ' s Disease
Lisa Shulman (US)
What Features of Parkinson Disease Impact Disability and Quality of Life?
Chair: Beth-Anne Sieber (US)
Karina Haebig (Germany)
ARHGEF7 (beta-Pix) the First Identified Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor for LRRK2.
Rivka Inzelberg (Israel)
Association between Cancer and LRRK2 Mutations in Parkinson's Disease Patients.
Werner Poewe (Austria)
Rasagiline 1 mg/d Provides Benefits for Non-motor Symptoms in Patients with Early Parkinson's Disease: Results from the ADAGIO Study.
Kirsten Lode (Norway)
How do patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease cope?
Chair: Anthony Schapira (UK)
Martin Lundblad (Sweden)
Over-expression of a-Synuclein Alters Dopamine Neurotransmission In Vivo Before Onset of Behavioral Deficits and Dopaminergic Cell Loss in Rats.
Keith Hawkins (US)
Cognitive deficits associated with Dopamine Transporter loss in the pre-motor subjects in the PARS CohortC.
Warren Olanow (US)
Rasagiline in Early Parkinson's Disease (PD): Additional Efficacy and Safety Results From the ADAGIO Delayed-Start Study.
Lisa Brown (UK)
Mapping a Hospital Based Parkinson ' s Service Against National Guidelines with Recommendations on how Quality of Service can be Improved