Pre-Congress Courses - June 4, 2019

Pre-Congress Courses will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Sign up for each course while registering. Due to limited seating delegates are encouraged to register early.


Pre-Congress Course I            

Fundamentals of PD: The Journey

Target Audience: People with Parkinson's, caregivers, people new to Parkinson's care.

Goal: Expose participants to key topics that will be elaborated on in the main program. Highlight the positive things happening with Parkinson's research, treatment options and care, so delegates will leave hopeful about their Parkinson's journey. Introduce participants to the world of clinical trials, the idea of self-care, and how to build an effective care team for oneself.

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Made possible with support from the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Pre-Congress Course II

Interdisciplinary and patient-centered care for Parkinson's disease

Target Audience: Members of inter & multidisciplinary teams (including neurologists, Parkinson nurse specialists, nurses, PTs, OTs, SLPs, SWs, and health professionals interested in interdisciplinary care models.

Goal: To provide a forum for discussion of why interdisciplinary teams are the ideal model of care for people living with Parkinson's, what evidence has shown to support this, and how to build a team in your own clinic.

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Made possible with support from Kyowa Kirin, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, and Parkinson's Foundation

Pre-Congress Course III

Advances in research, science & care

Target Audience: These will be exciting crosstalk sessions appropriate for a mix of the community, including clinicians, researchers, people with Parkinson's and others interested in hearing about what's new in the research in both basic and clinical sciences as well as the world of care.

Goal: To expose participants to unique and exciting research outcomes as well as innovative and impactful programs being implemented for community members.

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Pre-Congress IV

Advocacy course: Activism, awareness and roles patients play

Target Audience: People with Parkinson's who are ready to engage as advocates and activists in the global community.

Goal: The aim of this pre-congress course is to provide a forum for discussion on ways people with Parkinson's can engage as advocates and activists

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Session supported by US World Meds

Pre-Congress Course V

Japanese Corporate Track

Target Audience: Japanese speaking health professionals

Goal: The aim of this pre-congress course is to provide updated science and research advancements with talks designed by industry and delivered to health professionals

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