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6th World Parkinson's Congress Takes Place in Barcelona, Spain, July 4-7th

The triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide an international forum for basic scientists, clinical researchers, health care professionals, people with Parkinson’s and others to come together under one roof to discuss, learn, and engage in debate around the latest scientific discoveries, medical and comprehensive care practices related to Parkinson’s disease.

Unlike other scientific congresses, the World Parkinson Congress brings together all members of the Parkinson’s community. As an inclusive event, the WPC was founded on the belief that getting world leaders out of their professional silos and forcing a cross pollination of the scientific, clinical rehabilitation, and advocacy communities would expedite the discovery of a cure and cultivate best treatment practices for this devastating disease.

Whether this cross pollination takes place in the audience at a scientific lecture, from the stage between the presenters, during poster talks, or at a small round table discussion, the take away is often the same – we need to evolve how we think when it comes to treatment for Parkinson’s and how to move forward together as a community to expedite research and get us closer to new treatments and ultimately a cure.

The 6th World Congress (WPC 2023) will be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 4-7, 2023. Everyone in the community who is touched by Parkinson’s, whether a researcher, physician, family member, clinician, nurse or rehab specialist is welcome to attend the WPC 2023. World Parkinson Congresses are 100% inclusive scientific events.

The mission of the World Parkinson Coalition is to advance knowledge of scientific discoveries, clinical care, comprehensive treatment and advocacy work related to Parkinson’s disease by bringing physicians, scientists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, care advocates and Parkinson advocates together for a worldwide dialogue to expedite the discovery of a cure and improve treatment practices. The official language of the Congress is English. World Parkinson Congresses are open to citizens of ALL countries.

Many representatives from Alabama will be attending this congress, and will have posters featured about their programs, including the Parkinson’s Care Clinic in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. David Standaert, Chair of Neurology for the University of Alabama at Birmingham also has a featured blog post written for the congress, Good News about Bad Seeds. You can read it here: He is a member of the WPC Program Committee, and will be speaking on “How can we track PD using blood and tissue-based biomarkers?” You can view the scientific program at:

To learn more about the World Parkinson’s Congress – visit:

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