World Parkinson Congress 2013

October 1-4, 2013
Montreal, Canada

The countdown is on! World Parkinson Congress 2013 is less than a year away and heading into the home stretch. Here are a few ways you can participate.

Send a photo. Submit a photo of yourself holding a See you in Montreal at the WPC 2013 sign for posting on the World Parkinson Congress 2013 website, Facebook page or newsletter.

Enter the video competition. Make a video about your experience with Parkinson’s – living with it, treating it, researching it or caring for people with Parkinson’s. The grand prize will be free registration to attend WPC 2013, two nights’ hotel accommodation during the Congress and showing of the winning video during the Opening Ceremony on October 1, 2013.

Submit an abstract or poster. WPC 2013 is accepting scientific abstracts from health professionals engaged in research and Living with Parkinson’s posters from people in the Parkinson’s community involved in innovative activities and programs.

Register early. Registration opens on January 2, 2013. Congress has four days of plenary and parallel sessions, workshops, poster presentations, networking opportunities and fun events.

Sign up for the Parkinson’s Buddies Program. Once you have registered for Congress, you will be asked if you would like to participate in the Parkinson’s Buddies Program, which matches WPC registrants with Canadians with Parkinson’s disease who have also signed up to attend Congress. If you agree to participate, you will be contacted by the Buddies Program Coordinator.

Sign the Global Parkinson’s Pledge. We invite Canadians to make Parkinson’s a health, research, social and economic priority around the world and help Canada do its part to build a global Parkinson’s movement. Be one in a million. Sign the pledge today.

Visit for full details about these and other WPC 2013 activities.

Key dates

  • November 5, 2012 – Video competition opens
  • December 3, 2012 – Abstract Submission opens
  • January 2, 2013 – Registration opens