Parkinson Society Canada

Parkinson Society Canada

September 28, 2010 08:46 ET

Canada Named Host of World Parkinson Congress in 2013

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - Canada will be the host of the World Parkinson Congress in 2013. The announcement came today at opening ceremonies of the World Parkinson Congress being held in Glasgow, Scotland from September 28th to October 1st.

"We are delighted that the third World Parkinson Congress will take place in Montreal, Canada," said Dr. Stanley Fahn, Co-chair of this year's World Parkinson Congress. "Canada was our choice due to its outstanding history of excellence in neuroscience. This, coupled with the country's proximity to our European friends, the accessibility of the city of Montreal and its diversity, made it a logical choice," he added. 

British Columbia neuroscientist and past Chair of Parkinson Society Canada's Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Jon Stoessl, has been named Co-Chair of the Third World Parkinson Congress which is scheduled to take place October 1 – 4, 2013.

According to Parkinson Society Canada President & CEO Joyce Gordon, "We are thrilled that Canada was chosen for this honour for so many reasons. Canada is home to over 100,000 people with Parkinson's. We have a world-renowned Parkinson's research community. Parkinson Society Canada looks forward to hosting the international Parkinson's community in 2013 in Montreal, a wonderfully vibrant city."

The World Parkinson Congress is the only global Parkinson's conferences that brings together the entire Parkinson's community – people with Parkinson's disease, those who care for them, medical and health professionals, and dedicated researchers working toward a cure and better treatments.

The Congress is anticipated to bring some 3,500 attendees to Montreal from over 66 countries around the world. Prior to Glasgow, Washington, D.C. was host to the first World Parkinson Congress in 2006.

Since 1965, Parkinson Society Canada has been funding research, providing education and support services and advocating on behalf of over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson's.

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