Update from the World Parkinson Congress

This July members of the international PD community will gather in Spain, for the 6th World Parkinson Congress (WPC). Join us for a discussion among local community members who were attending the Congress. They’ll share their takeaways from the event and will take your questions. 

**Can’t make this date? Register to receive a link to the recording.**

About our panelists:

John Ball has lived with PD for 50 years. Edna Ball’s experience with PD spans even longer – 61 years. She is John’s care partner, and cared for her late mother who lived with PD for 37 years. For 20 years, John and Edna Co-Chaired Team Parkinson, raising over $3 million in support of PD research through the Los Angeles Marathon. John has attended every WPC, and this will be Edna’s fourth Congress.

Travis Robinson was diagnosed with Young Onset PD in 2014. Travis has been using photography to capture and share aspects of his life for over 20 years, and is taking his “Faces of Parkinson’s” photographic project to the WPC. Travis is also a co-host, with Judy Yaras, of the I’m Not Dead Yet! podcast, which focuses on life with PD.

After Judy Yaras’s husband Sandy was diagnosed with PD, she became a fierce advocate, serving for years as a board member for two southern CA PD organizations before co-founding PCLA. Judy serves as PCLA’s Vice President and continues to run a weekly support group started by her late husband. She also shares co-host duties, with Travis Robinson, of the I’m Not Dead Yet! podcast.

Dan Moran has had PD for 22 years and has been a professional film and stage actor for over forty years. Most recently, he produced an auto biographical film, Me To Play, which was selected to be screened at the WPC .

Ruthie Moran was a production stage manager for 30 years in NY and for 15 years director of production at Columbia University’s graduate theater program. She has also been Dan’s care partner.

This event is part of PCLA’s “Let’s Talk Parkinson’s” series. Special thanks to our program sponsors Abbott, Boston Scientific, Kyowa Kirin, Medtronic, and Supernus. Learn more about PCLA at www.pcla.org.

Medtronic supports the scientific exchange of the Let’s Talk series but is not involved in selecting the speaker or the content and does not control whether the materials conform to FDA approved or cleared indications for pertinent Medtronic therapies.



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