Tickets on sale for ‘Insight into Parkinson’s’ summit 2019

Global update

Author: Roisin McCormackPublished: 6 February 2019

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‘Insight into Parkinson’s’ is the world’s first, and largest, online Parkinson’s summit. Now in its second year, the event – held on World Parkinson’s Day – offers an important opportunity to connect with the global Parkinson’s community

Early bird tickets are now available for this year’s ‘Insight into Parkinson’s’ summit, a unique online event connecting the Parkinson’s community on World Parkinson’s Day.

Organised by Melissa McConaghy, founder of Australian exercise programme, PD Warrior, the summit is the largest of its kind – offering attendees the opportunity to learn about the condition while raising funds for vital Parkinson’s patient and research organisations.

Now in its second year, the event – which last year attracted participants from 26 countries and raised AUS $30,000 in ticket sales – will see researchers and speakers discuss topics ranging from exercise and healthy ageing to motivation and mood. This year organisers expect more than 10,000 delegates to take part, with around 50 speakers offering insights over the three days.

Taking place from Thursday 11 April to Saturday 13 April 2019, all talks will be streamed online, making them accessible to anyone at any time.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers directly, and access the latest information on Parkinson’s technology, books and therapies via the virtual exhibition hall.

Organisers hope to build on last year’s fundraising efforts and reach a target of AUS $1,000,000 through ticket sales, with all of the proceeds going towards their affiliated Parkinson’s organisations to promote awareness, education and research.

Discussing the event, founder Melissa McConaghy said: “Not only is the ‘Insight’ summit the largest online global event in Parkinson’s, it’s your chance for hope, hope that with a collective voice we can achieve real progress. It’s the perfect way to create that global voice that can educate, inspire and unite on the biggest scale seen yet.”

You can now purchase an early bird ticket at a discounted rate through the European Parkinson’s Disease Association here.

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