Accession Number : ADA450379

Title :   2006 World Parkinson Congress

Descriptive Note : Final proceedings 11 Mar 2005-10 Mar 2006

Corporate Author : WORLD PARKINSON CONGRESS INC NEW YORK NY

Personal Author(s) : Fahn, Stanley

PDF Url : ADA450379

Report Date : MAR 2006

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The 2006 World Parkinson Congress (WPC) was held over five days from February 22-26, 2006 in Washington, DC. It was organized to provide an international forum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson's disease (PD). The first-ever WPC attracted more than 3,100 attendees from nearly 60 countries who participated in 150 educational sessions over five days with speakers and audiences representing numerous disciplines. The Congress took place in the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. A typical day started with all the attendees meeting to listen to two key note speakers talk about issues pertinent to the daily themes that gave way to a broad range of parallel sessions that took place all day until the closing plenary when everyone came together again to hear from the session chairpersons who summarized their sessions and how the topics related to the daily theme.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *PARKINSONS DISEASE, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CONGRESS, MEDICINE, DAY

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE