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PQI Announces Travel Award to Japan for WPC2019

Over the past year Parkinson’s Queensland CEO, Mark Hindle,  has been working closely with World Parkinson’s Congress officials and PQI’s Management Committee to find out how the Parkinson’s community of Queensland could capitalise upon one of the world’s leading congresses being held on Australia’s back doorstep. The solution came in series of Awards about to be announced by PQI which will assist some Queenslanders living with Parkinson’s to participate. The first of these announcements focuses upon Parkinson’s related Support Group Coordinators and Carers in Queensland.

In 2019, the 5th World Parkinson Congress will be held at the International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan from 4-7 June 2019.

Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. (PQI) believes in the importance of supporting those who are living with Parkinson’s and is aware that many members, carers, families and supporters travel to the triennial World Parkinson’s Congresses to gain information and support from some of the world’s leading experts on Parkinson’s. That is a key reason why PQI has introduced its Conference Travel Support program reinforcing the importance of the role of Support Groups and Carers within the Parkinson’s community to governments.

Mark Hindle said ‘the triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide unique opportunities for the Parkinson’s community to learn about the latest developments in the field of Parkinson’s disease and to meet some of the world’s leaders across the Parkinson’s space from researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates. There is little doubt WPC 2019 will unite the global Parkinson community for a high-level, scientific, and educational program.’

Organized into four days of pre-congress courses, plenary sessions, workshops, and discussions, WPC 2019 will explore the most recent and cutting edge basic science and clinical research as well as advances in treatments designed to improve care and quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Delegates are likely from more than 60 countries representing neuroscientists, movement disorder specialists, geriatricians, clinicians, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, people with Parkinson’s, care partners, policy makers and others. ‘At the Portland Oregon Congress there were 67 countries represented,’ Hindle said. It was a source of considerable professional pride when PQI’s Management Committee made such significant commitment to not only WPC2019 but also to the Queensland Parkinson’s community.

To find out more and to apply go to; Travel Study Award – SGC_Carer – APPLICATION FORM

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