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Program

Important Dates


 About the World Parkinson Congress

Q: When is the WPC 2022? 

A: The WPC 2022 will take place Tuesday, June 7 – Friday, June 10, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.

Q: Who runs the World Parkinson Congresses?

A: The triennial World Parkinson Congresses are designed, hosted, and run by the World Parkinson Coalition Inc., a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated solely to this event and to ultimately bringing the global PD community together. The philosophy of the organization is to bring the diverse PD community together and to create a space for cross-fertilization of delegates' ideas, research projects, and collaboration with the expectation that this opportunity will help expedite the discovery of both the cause and cure of PD. Learn more about the WPC Inc.

Q: Who should attend the WPC? 

A: The program will offer something for everyone in the Parkinson's community including researchers studying the cause and cure of PD, the clinicians or allied health professionals who are caring for people with PD, people who are living with the disease themselves or caring for someone living with it. Basically, we expect that anyone touched by PD will find something of value in the four days of sessions. Citizens of all countries are welcome to attend the WPC 2022.

Q: How can my organization/association join the list of WPC Partners? 

A: All nonprofit professional associations/societies and patient voluntary organizations or foundations are welcome to partner with the WPC. There is no fee to partner with the WPC, but the expectation is that your organization will help promote the WPC to your members/supporters. View WPC Partners here.

The goal of the WPC is to bring as many members of the community together as possible as we believe this will advance a better understanding of the disease and the daily issues people with PD experience. The more OPs who are on board allows for a broader reach and ensures a more diverse delegate pool allowing for robust discourse on PD science and care. To join our list of growing partners, write to info@worldpdcoalition.org for more details.

Q: What is the official language of the Congress? 

A: The official language of the World Parkinson Congress is English. Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish will be available for morning plenaries and the program will also include a special Spanish-language track for families and people with Parkinson’s in Barcelona.

Citizens of ALL countries are welcome to participate in the WPC 2022.

 

 Traveling to the World Parkinson Congress
Q: How do I get to Barcelona, Spain? 

A: More information will be added as the congress approaches.

Q: Will the WPC offer travel stipends?

A: The WPC offers a limited number of grants to junior scholars and health professionals from developing parts of the world to attend as well as travel stipends for people living with Parkinson's.

The submission window for travel grant applications will open October 4, 2021 on the WPC website. More information on travel grant applications will be published on our site in the fall of 2021.

Q: What are my responsibilities as a congress attendee?

A: Visas are the responsibility of individual delegates, and must be obtained before coming to and arrival in Japan. Please note that the conference organizers and secretariat do not have the authority to act on behalf of individuals in obtaining visas. It is strongly recommended that you apply at least six months in advance to ensure you receive your visa in time for travel. 

Q: What documentation do I need to travel to Spain for the attendance at the WPC 2022?

A: All visitors to Spain require a passport that is valid for the full length of their stay, and may also require other documentation such as a visa. 

Q: Where can I get a Congress invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?

A: Invitations are available after you have completed your registration. See options available on the online registration form. Registration opens September 6, 2021.

Q: Where can I find more information about tourism in Spain and Barcelona?

A: More information coming soon.



 Venue

Q: Where is the WPC 2022?

A: Barcelona, Spain

Q: How do I get to the Congress Venue?

A: More information coming soon.

Q. Will food be provided at the Congress?

A: Tea and coffee during the official afternoon breaks will be provided. Lunch boxes will be provided daily for registrants.

Q: Will there be childcare onsite?

A: Options for childcare will be confirmed here at a later date.

Q: Can I rent a wheelchair or scooter for the Congress?

A: Options for wheelchair and scooter rental will be confirmed here at a later date.

 

 Hotel Accommodations 
 

Q: When will registration open for booking hotel rooms?

 

A: More information will become available as the congress approaches.

 

Q: How to book hotel rooms?

 

A: More information will become available as the congress approaches.

 

Q: Can I book a hotel room without registering for the Congress?

 

A: Yes, you may. 

 

 Registration

Q: When will registration open for attending the WPC?

A: Registration opens September 6, 2021. February 25, 2022 is the last day to get the Early rate of registration to attend the WPC 2022. After this date, the prices go up.

Q: What will the cost be to register?

A: The exact cost to attend the WPC will be on a sliding scale as it has been for the past WPCs. 

Q: Can I register on site?

A: Starting on September 6, 2021 you can register here. 

 

Abstracts
Q: Are you accepting abstracts?

A: The WPC will be accepting abstracts for posters in that fall under four categories, Basic Science, Clinical Science, Clinical Diagnosis/Quality of Life, and Living with Parkinson's. Abstract submissions will be open on July 9, 2021 and close on November 23, 2021. 

All persons whose abstracts are accepted for display and publication, must register to attend the WPC in person to represent their work. Learn more about abstract submission here 

 

Program

Q: When will the program be posted? 

A: A Provisional Program will be posted in 2021. You may consult the program-at-a-glance here.

Q: Will there be a commercial exhibition? 

A: The Congress will contain a commercial exhibition.

Q: Will there be a Mobile Event App I can download?

A: Yes.

Q: How can I sign up to receive the WPC eNews?

A: You can click here to sign-up to join our eNews list.

Q: Are you offering continuing educational credit? 

A: The WPC 2022 will offer continuing education through an American provider, with reciprocity for non-American participants. Details on the various educational credits and application will be posted on the WPC website as we get closer to the Congress.

Q: How can I claim my credits?

A: In order to receive continuing education credits, you must sign up for them during registration. The credits will be sent out via email after the congress. If your registration form is being completed by a third party such as your employer or a travel agent. Ensure they include the e-mail address that you would like to receive is entered on the form. 

 

 Important Dates
July 12, 2021 Video Competition Opens
Abstract Submission Opens
September 6, 2021 Registration & Housing Open
October 4, 2021 Travel Grant Application Open
December 3, 2021 Abstract Deadline
Travel Grant Application Deadline
January 7, 2022 Video Competition Deadline
February 14, 2022 WPC Award Nomination Deadline
February 25, 2022 Early Registration Deadline
June 7 - 10, 2022 6th World Parkinson Congress
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