Since 1959 the Int.Association Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders has organized World Congresses on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders. Initially these were planned every four years, but later became more frequent, and were held every two years. For an historical overview go to see Previous World Congresses.
The XVIII World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders took place in Miami Beach, Florida, from the 13th to the 16th of December 2009. The Congress was a success from both scientific and educational standpoints, and enjoyed a large international attendance. Proceedings of the congress were published in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. For a review of the this congress, see XVIII World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders Synopsis.
The XIX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders took place in Shanghai, China (10-14 December, 2011). The program featured not only the latest scientific developments, but also included exciting forums, video supported lectures, workshops and an extensive educational program.
To view the webcasts of the Plenary Sessions, click here.
XX World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders.
In 2013 our congress was situated in Geneva under the co-chairmen François Vingerhoets and Michael Baumann. Traditionally, full proceedings were published in Parkinsonism and Related Disorders before the congress. All participants did receive a copy of the IAPRD-authorized 840 pp textbook Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders. The educational parallel program was visited by about 250 of the participants (For a report of the meeting, click here, for a overview of travelgrants click here, and for a photo-impression of the meeting, click here).
The XXI World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders was organized in Milano under the chairmanship of Angelo Antonini and Alberto Albanese. All members are stimulated to send proposals for the various sessions. For more info, click here.
The XXII World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders will be organized in Ho-Chi-Minh City
The host cities of the upcoming congresses will be chosen by the full IAPRD members during the AGM meeting three years before the actual date of these congresses. These cities will be proposed by the IAPRD board.
Since 2009, IAPRD has initiated an educational committee, under the chairmanship of Daniel Truong, and has started to organize educational congresses.
The XXI IAPRD World Congress Milan, Italy (6-9 December, 2015):
Since 2009, IAPRD has initiated an educational committee, under the chairmanship of Daniel Truong, and began to organize educational congresses. The education committee consists of six members: Daniel Truong (chair), Irene Litvan, Alberto Albanese, Victor Fung, Madhuri Behari and Theresa Zesiewicz. This committee developed guidelines for the IAPRD educational program. It also reviewed and approved requested educational programs based on merits and needs, focusing on the question of unmet needs, and encouraged educational programs in developing nations. As a rule all meetings are developed in close cooperation with national neurological organizations. International and local speakers are selected by the local organization with the input of the educational committee. In solidarity with our neurologist partners who practice neurology in the most trying circumstances, the international faculty will only be offered air transportation in economy class.
IAPRD's support of these educational endeavors was acknowledged by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as an extremely positive activity, representing the very best use of the financial resources of IAPRD.
The IAPRD provides limited assistance for organizing educational meeting. Requests to organize IAPRD - approved and funded educational programs should be directed to the chair of the educational committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2009: Gdansk (Poland), Adana (Turkey), Shanghai (China), Kuta (Indonesia), Miami (USA) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
2010: Guayaquil (Ecuador), Lvov (Ukraine), Ljubliana (Slovenia), Hanoi (Vietnam), San Salvador (Brazil) and Bangalore (India).
2011: Tanzania (Africa), Calcutta (India), Warsaw (Poland) and Shanghai (China).
2012: Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Warsaw (Poland), Bangalore (India), Novokuznetsk (Russia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Brasov (Romania).
2013: Goa (India), Venice (Italy), Marrakech (Morocco), Eforie Nord (Romania), Novosibirsk (Russia), Geneva (Switzerland).
2014: Siliguri (Nepal/Bhutan/India), Karachi (Pakistan), Almaty (Kazachstan).
As a rule, an average of about two hundred neurologists participated in these programs. The programs are mostly one or two day events. Participating neurologists also received a movement disorder textbook and a recent issue of the journal of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Programs for 2015 are currently planned.
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