The triennial World Parkinson Congresses (WPC) provide an international forum for dialogue on the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease.

Each Congress brings together physicians, neuroscientists, a broad range of other health professionals, care partners, and people with Parkinson's for a unique and inspiring experience.

Cross pollinating members of the community is important in the effort to expedite the discovery of a cure and cultivate best treatment practices for this devastating disease.

At this year's congress The Cure Parkinson's Trust CPT) is delighted to be joined by the Michael J Fox Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s UK and Parkinson’s Movement in a new initiative, the WPC Clinical Research Village - a collaboration looking at the clinical trials process. 

Panellists will include clinical trials participants, senior investigators, coordinators and others presenting 'your rights' as a clinical trial participants, why you should participate and what you should know before you sign on the dotted line.

CPT will be joined by a crack team of advocates bringing you all the latest news and activity from the congress. There will be awards presented, keynote speakers, poster presentations and a video contest so stay in touch here or on our social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Some of the CPT 'A Team' - WPC Portland, US 2016