World Parkinson’s Congress 2016: travel grant applications now open

Global update

Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 25 February 2016

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WPC Travel Grant

The WPC 2016 Travel Grants programme is offering bursaries to help towards the costs of travelling to the 4th World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland, Oregon, US in September 2016


More than 200 people were supported financially by the WPC Travel Grants programme to attend WPC in 2013.

Additionally, the WPC ‘Buddies Program’ runs an initiative to strengthen the global Parkinson’s community by matching people with Parkinson’s and carers who register to attend WPC 2016 in Portland.

We interviewed Pat Daviesa member of the WPC steering committee, about her experience at the WPC in 2010.

Pat said: “Most of all I was inspired by those with young onset Parkinson’s, who had been diagnosed at the height of successful careers as dancers, or professional athletes, or doctors or surveyors, but instead of giving in to the disease they had formed organisations or devised exercise programmes to not only fight their own disease, but also to help and motivate others.”


To apply for a grant for registration fees, accommodation expenses or travel expenses, click here

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