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  • Mark Your Calendar for the Latest on Parkinson Disease

    Coming later this month: the latest scientific information on Parkinson disease (PD) will be as close as your own Internet device, when the World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) hosts its first-ever series of free webinars.

    Called "WPC Scientific Update: Parkinson Pipeline Umbrella," the series will include 6 separate panel discussions available as live streaming presentations. Two discussions will be presented each day at 12 pm and 2 pm ET from September 30 through October 2. The program is free and will include presentations on protein folding, mitochondrial biology, therapeutics, treatment, dopamine efficacy, and personalized medicine from leading researchers and experts. Descriptions of the sessions can be found on the WPC website.

    Registration for the presentations is now open. WPC also plans to archive the presentations for later viewing.

    WPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an international forum to learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, caregiver initiatives, and advocacy work related to PD. The coalition brings together physicians, scientists, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, caregivers, and people with PD to help expedite the discovery of a cure and best treatment practices.

    APTA offers several resources on the role physical therapy can play in the treatment of PD, including a PT's Guide to Parkinson Disease, a Move Forward radio broadcast on the topic, and evidence-based practice research that can be accessed through PTNow.

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