Welcome To the WPC Blog
ABOUT The WPC
The World Parkinson Coalition® was founded in 2004 after Dr. Elias Zerhouni, the then head of the National Institutes of Health, asked some of the leaders in the community why a meeting inclusive of all those touched by Parkinson's did not exist and suggested that they consider hosting one. Since then, the organization has hosted four triennial World Parkinson Congresses, attracting thousands of delegates from across the globe. These Congresses are unique because they bring physicians, scientists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, caregivers and people with Parkinson's disease together to gain insights from one another and make connections that improve the research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease until a cure, or at least a way to slow the disease progression, is found.
In between our triennial Congresses we are constantly searching for new ways to keep the Parkinson’s community connected and give everyone access to the latest research. As we looked around at the Parkinson’s blogosphere we realized that we had a unique perspective to offer. By approaching a number of presenters and committee members from past World Parkinson Congresses and asking them to write about the topics that inspire them and which they feel are the most important to the community, we can present to you insights from the front lines in the fight against Parkinson’s.