World Parkinson Congress starts today!

This week, for the first time ever, the UK will play host to the 2nd World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Glasgow. The WPC is an international forum for anybody around the world affected by Parkinson's. The event will showcase the latest developments in Parkinson's research to find better treatments and ultimately, find a cure for Parkinson's.

We'll be in Glasgow throughout the week blogging on the WPC - keeping you up to date with daily highlights and news and views from delegates, including our own Parkinson's UK staff, members and supporters.

You may have also noticed our WPC Twitter widget on this page? So as well as this blog, readers will be able to keep stay on track with up to the minute developments in all things WPC from people attending the event from across the globe.

If you use Twitter be sure to use the hashtag #2010wpc in your tweets. You can also have your say by adding your comments below.

If you're attending, expect a packed programme of workshops and activities to get involved in, from discussions on the latest innovations in Parkinson's research, to laughter therapy and dance sessions for people with Parkinson's. There's even a Nintendo Wii bowling competition open to all delegates!

We hope that everyone involved in the World Parkinson Congress finds this week enjoyable and enlightening; whether you're in Glasgow, or keeping up to speed via this blog and Twitter.

We hope that this week will help unite the international Parkinson's community and help create a worldwide dialogue about the condition. It's an exciting step toward making Parkinson’s a health, social and economic priority around the world and working together to find a cure for Parkinson's. Join us!

1 comment:

Urban Bar & Brasserie said...

Welcome to Glasgow everyone! We'll do our best to hold off the rain for you :) If you're looking for a nice restaurant in the city centre, we'd like to offer you all a 10% discount on our a la carte menu this week. Have a great week!

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