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 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 

 

Pre-Congress Course 1: Fundamentals of PD: The journey

Pre-Congress Course 2: Interdisciplinary and Patient-Centered Care for Parkinson's Disease

Pre-Congress Course 3: Scientific & Clinical Research Advances

Opening Ceremony (6:30 - 7:45 PM)

Welcome Reception (7:45 - 10:00 PM)  


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 

Hot Topics (8:00 - 9:00 AM)
Moderator: A. Jon Stoessl (Canada)

Influenza vaccine or Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) can protect against microglial activation and a subsequent increase in oxidative stress susceptibility of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra following infection with the non-neurotropic H1N1 influenza virus
Panelist: Richard Smeyne (USA)

Neuroinflammation In Prediagnostic Parkinson Disease: A Multitracer PET Study of Idiopathic REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder Patients
Panelist: Morten Gersel Stokholm (Denmark)

Moving Through Glass: Exploring augmented reality technology for people with Parkinson's
Panelist: David Leventhal (USA)

Neuroprotective potential of transcription factors Lmx1a and Lmx1b in mouse models of Parkinson's disease
Panelist: Hélène Doucet-Beaupré (Canada) 

 

WPC Award Ceremony (9:00 - 9:10 AM)
Marie-Francoise Chesselet (USA) honors David Leventhal (USA)

 

Plenary Session: An update of brain circuits in PD and DBS (9:15 - 11: 15 AM)

Co-Chair: David Standaert (USA)
Co-Chair: Marilyn Veomett (USA)

Talk #1: Targeted modulation of motor and mood circuits using deep brain stimulation: Complementary studies in Parkinson’s disease and major depression

Speaker: Helen Mayberg (USA)
Talk #2: What is new in DBS - A clinical perspective: Notions of decision-making, early vs. late
Speaker: Andres Lozano (Canada)
Talk #3: Outcome: What can you expect in the short term and long term?
Speaker: Michael Okun (USA)
Talk #4: DBS: The lived experience
Speaker: Andy McDowell (New Zealand)

 

Lunch (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

 

Technology Talks (12 PM - 12:55 PM)

Location: Exhibit Hall - WPC Theater

Host: Kevin Krejci (USA)

12-12:25PM
Treating targets with objective measurements
Speaker: Malcolm Horne (Australia)
Supported by Global Kinetics Corporation

12:30 - 12:55PM
The title of the talk is: From Subjective to Objective – Measuring Tremors Through Wearable Devices and Big Data Analytics 
Speaker: Josh Lemieux (USA) & Chen Admati (USA)
Supported by Intel

 

 

James Parkinson's Special Lecture (12:15 - 1:15 PM)

Levodopa over the last 50 years, where we've come and where we are going
Introduction by: Stanley Fahn (USA)
Special Lecture by: John G. Nutt (USA)

Supported by UCB, Inc.

Session I: 1:30 - 3:00 PM 

Parallel Session: Living well with PD: It starts at the diagnosis 

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Soania Mathur (Canada)
Co-Chair: Tom Isaacs (UK)

Lecture #1: The psychological journey of Parkinson's - The importance of a positive attitude
Speaker: Bob Kuhn (Canada)
Lecture #2: Living well with Parkinson's - A framework for self-care
Speaker: Jane Busch (USA)
Lecture #3: Communication, communication, communication
Speaker: Dilys Parker (New Zealand)

 

Parallel Session: Disease modification: Update on trials

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Anthony Lang (Canada)
Co-Chair: Arthur Roach (UK)

Lecture #1: Why did previous neuroprotective trials fail and what are we doing to address these issues?
Speaker: Kalpana Merchant (USA)
Lecture #2: Alpha synuclein: Vaccines, passive immunization and novel small molecules
Speaker: Eliezer Masliah (USA)
Lecture #3: Drug repurposing: Calcium channel blockers and beyond
Speaker: Richard Wyse (UK)

 

Parallel Session: Pathology and mechanisms of cognitive deficits in PD

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Jennifer G. Goldman (USA)
Co-Chair: Rebecca Miller (USA)

Lecture #1: Phenotypic spectrum and biomarkers of cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease
Speaker: Jennifer G. Goldman
Lecture #2: Genetic risk and biomarkers of cognitive dysfunction in PD
Speaker: Thomas Montine (USA)
Lecture #3: Patients with Parkinson's disease show impaired use of priors in conditions of sensory uncertainty
Speaker: Michele Basso (USA)


Parallel Session: LRRK2 Biology

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Veerle Baekelandt (Belgium)
Co-Chair: David Finkelstein (Australia)

Lecture #1: Dysregulation of protein translational by PD associated LRRK2 mutations
Speaker: Ian Martin (USA)
Lecture #2: Interplay of LRRK2 and alpha-synuclein in the pathogenesis of PD
Speaker: Andrew West (USA)
Lecture #3: LRRK2 regulation of synaptic function
Speaker: Patrik Verstreken (Belgium)

 

Workshop: Gut microbiome and Parkinson's

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Tanya Simuni (USA)
Co-Chair: Michael Schwarzschild (USA)

Talk #1: The gut microbiome in health and and disease
Panelist: Sarkis Mazmanian (USA)
Talk #2: Changes in gut microbiome as a biomarker for Parkinson's disease
Panelist: Filip Scheperjans (Finland)
Talk #3: Linking changes in gut microbiome to alpha-synuclein as an early trigger of the disease process in Parkinson's
Panelist: Kathleen Shannon (USA)


Workshop: Depression & anxiety - Update on assessment and management of key non-motor features

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Angelo Antonini (Italy)
Co-Moderator: Antonio Strafella (Canada)

Talk #1: Updates on the course, assessment and biological management of depression
Panelist: Daniel Weintraub (USA)
Talk #2: Assessment and treatment of generalized anxiety, anxiety attacks, agoraphobia and social anxiety
Panelist: Albert Leentjens (Netherlands)
Talk #3: Non-pharmacological management of depression
Panelist: Roseanne Dobkin (USA)

 

Workshop: Strategies to optimize daily living: Physical, occupational and speech therapies

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Terry Ellis (USA)
Co-Moderator: Alice Templin (Canada)

Talk #1: Gait dysfunction in early PD and implications for treatment
Panelist: Sue Lord (UK)
Talk #2: Facial Masking: What are the social implications?
Panelist: Linda Tickle-Degnen (USA)
Talk #3: Impact of early training to improve vocalization in PD
Panelist: Cynthia Fox (USA)

 

Roundtables

Level of all roundtable talks: Crosstalk

Roundtable #1: Hallucinations and PD
Host: Joseph Friedman (USA)

Roundtable #2: Cannabis and Parkinson's: What's all the fuss?
Host: Benzi Kluger (USA)

Roundtable #3: Living alone with PD
Co-Hosts: Ryan Tripp (Canada) & Elaine Book (Canada)

Roundtable #4: Managing PD motor symptoms
Host: Sotirios Parashos (USA)

Roundtable #5: Sex and PD: How to stay close to your partner
Host: Gila Bronner (Israel)

Roundtable #6: PD for a day: How to help others understand what it's like to live with PD
Co-Hosts: Peter Schmidt (USA) & Jean Burns (USA)

Roundtable #7: Shame and PD: How to recognize it and help fellow PwPs conquer it
Co-Hosts: Julio Angulo (USA) & Paul Krack (France)

 

Coffee Break
(3:00 - 3:30 PM)

 

Session II: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

 

Parallel Session: Novel Immunodulatory Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Marina Romero-Ramos (Denmark)
Co-Chair: Roger Barker (UK)

Lecture #1: Immunization against synuclein: Challenges and lessons learned
Speaker: Martin Ingelsson (Sweden)
Lecture #2: Targeting TNF-dependent inflammation and neurotoxicity in neurodegenerative diseases
Speaker: Malu Tansey (USA)
Lecture #3: Engineered multifunctional nanobody fragments as neurodegenerative disease therapeutics
Speaker: Anne Messer (USA)

 

Parallel Session: Impulse control disorders in PD: The science and clinical management

Level of talk: Moderately technical

Co-Chair: Mark Stacy (USA)
Co-Chair: Mayela Rodriguez Violante (Mexico) 

Lecture #1: Mechanisms of impulse control disorders in PD
Speaker: Celeste Napier (USA)
Lecture #2: Imaging of impulse control disorders in PD: What have we learned?
Speaker: Antonio Strafella (Canada)
Lecture #3: Clinical management of ICDs in PD
Speaker: Angelo Antonini (Italy)


Parallel Session: Transcription factors and survival of DA neurons

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Vesna Sossi (Canada)
Co-Chair: Leonidas Stefanis (Greece)

Lecture #1: Role of transcription factors in maintenance and function on midbrain DA neurons
Speaker: Marten Smidt (Netherlands)
Lecture #2: Engrail and survival of dopaminergic neurons
Speaker: Patrik Brundin (USA)
Lecture #3: WNT/b-catenin-regulated genetic networks in midbrain dopaminergic neuron differentiation and survival
Speaker: Nilima Prakash (Germany)

 

Parallel Session: Non-motor symptoms: Addressing unmet needs

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Peter Fletcher (UK)
Co-Chair: Jon Palfreman (USA)

Lecture #1: How do you assess your own non-motor symptoms? Grading, NM subtypes in non-motor fluctuations
Speaker: K. Ray Chaudhuri (UK)
Lecture #2: Focus on non-motor symptoms not often recognized: Fatigue, apathy, and daytime somnolence in PD
Speaker: Ronald Pfeiffer (USA)
Lecture #3: State-of-art latest clinical trials addressing non-motor symptoms of PD
Speaker: Susan Fox (Canada)

 

Workshop: Iron in PD: Therapeutic implications

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Moderator: Etienne Hirsch (France)
Co-Moderator: Donato Di Monte (Germany)

Talk #1: Iron homeostasis in PD
Panelist: Julie Andersen (USA)
Talk #2: Ceruloplasmin dysfunction in PD animal models and PD brain: Therapeutic implications
Panelist: David Finkelstein (Australia)
Talk #3: Iron chelation treatment of PD
Panelist: David Devos (France)

 

Workshop: Freezing of gait & PD

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Jay Nutt (USA)
Co-Moderator: Marjolein van der Marck (The Netherlands)

Talk #1: Neural mechanisms underlying freezing of gait in PD
Panelist: Simon Lewis (Australia)
Talk #2: What goes wrong to explain freezing of gait?
Panelist: Alice Nieuwboer (Belgium)
Talk #3: Innovative approaches to improve walking and reduce freeze of gait in PD
Panelist: Fay Horak (USA)

 

Workshop: Nutrition & PD: Does it really matter?

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Bastiaan Bloem (The Netherlands)
Co-Moderator: Ruth Coffman (USA)

Talk #1: Nutrition and malnutrition in PD: Prevalence, importance & ramifications
Panelist: Matthew Brodsky (USA)
Talk #2: Is there a role for nutrition in the management of PD symptoms?
Panelist: Heather Zwickey (USA)
Talk #3: Is there a role for nutrition altering progression of PD?
Panelist: John Duda (USA)

 

Roundtables

Level of all roundtable talks: Crosstalk

Roundtable #1: Tools for living with young-onset PD
Co-Hosts: Jon Stamford (UK) & Ruth Hagestuen (USA)

Roundtable #2: Patient advocates at work around the world: How to get involved around Europe
Co-Hosts: Tom Isaacs (UK) & Fulvio Capitanio (Spain)

Roundtable #3: Vision & PD: Challenges & tips
Host: Dan Gold (USA)

Roundtable #4: Occupational therapy and PD: How it can improve your daily life
Co-Hosts: Linda Tickle-Degnen (USA) & Erin Foster (USA)

Roundtable #5: How to face impulse control disorders and get help
Co-Hosts: Daniel Suwyn (USA) & Daniel Weintraub (USA)

Roundtable #6: PD and children: How does PD impact children?
Co-Hosts: Soania Mathur (Canada) & Amy Lemen (USA)

Roundtable #7: Service dogs and Parkinson's: Everything you need to know
Host: Renee Le Verrier (USA)

 

Care Partner Room: Intimacy and Maintaining a Relationship with your partner

Small Group Discussion
Speaker: Lissa Kapust (USA)


End-of-Day Wrap-Up (5:15 - 6:30 PM)

Wrap-up Panel
Moderator: Simon Lewis (Australia)

Panelist #1: Veerle Baekelandt (Belgium)
Panelist #2: Stanley Fahn (USA)
Panelist #3: Etienne Hirsch (France)
Panelist #4: Stuart Jackson (Canada)
Panelist #5: Alice Nieuwboer (Belgium)

   

Poster Tours (5:15 - 6:30 PM)
Location: Exhibit Hall


WPC at the Movies (7:30 - 9:30 PM)



Thursday, September 22, 2016 

 

Hot Topics (8:00 - 9:00 AM)
Moderator: Serge Przedborski (USA)

Large-scale Exploratory Analysis of Genetic Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease
Panelist: Ignacio Mata (USA)

Investigation of exercise vs. repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation induced dopamine release: [11C]Raclopride PET study
Panelist: Matthew Sacheli (Canada)

Diffuse Brain Injury in Swine causes Plasmalemmal Dysruption and α-Synuclein Over-expression in the Substantia Nigra
Panelist: Carolyn Keating (USA)

Can Living Micro-Tissue Engineered Axonal Tracts Reconstruct the Nigrostriatal Pathway in PD?
Panelist: John Duda (USA)

  

WPC Award Ceremony (9:00 - 9:10 AM)
A. Jon Stoessl (Canada) honors Julie Carter (USA)

 

Plenary Session: Genes and mechanisms of sporadic PD (9:15 - 11:15 AM)

Co-Chair: Caroline Tanner (USA)
Co-Chair: David Iverson (USA)

Talk #1: How are genes studied that are involved in PD, from causing genes to risk factors
Speaker: Thomas Gasser (Germany)
Talk #2: How does environment modify genetic PD risk?
Speaker: Beate Ritz (USA)
Talk #3:
What can you do with this information, and what will it do to you?
Speaker: Jason Karlawash (USA)
Talk #4: Genetic testing: Empowerment or risk for people with Parkinson's?
Speaker: Alice Lazzarini (USA)

 

Lunch/Poster Presentation  (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

Posters will remain up for all three days of the main program. Each presenter will be required to host his/her poster during ONE predetermined lunch period with the option to host other lunches.

  

 

Technology Talks (12:00 - 12:55 PM)
Location: Exhibit Hall - WPC Theater
Host: Kevin Krejci (USA)

12 - 12:25PM
Improving history taking with objective measurements
Speaker: Rajesh Pahwa (USA)
Supported by Global Kinetics Corporation

12:30 - 12:55PM
Expanding the Care Continuum with Access to Full-Body MRI with Medtronic DBS Therapy
Speaker: Yair Safrial (USA)
Supported by Medtronic 

  

Special Presentation: Living Well with Parkinson's  (12:00 - 1:15 PM)

Moderator: Roger Barker (UK)
Panelists: Brian Grant (USA), Tim Hague (Canada), Andy McDowell (New Zealand) & Linda Olson (USA)

 

Session I: 1:30 - 3:00 PM 

 

Parallel Session: Cell-to-cell transmission of alpha-synuclein 

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Eliezer Masliah (USA)
Co-Chair: Serge Przedborski (USA)

Lecture #1: Update on evidence that alpha-synuclein is transmitted between neurons
Speaker: Donato Di Monte (Germany)
Lecture #2: What form(s) of alpha-synuclein is transmitted from cell to cell? Evidence from animal models
Speaker: Veerle Baekelandt (Belgium)
Lecture #3: Mechanisms of transmission of alpha-synuclein and therapeutic development
Speaker: Pamela McLean (USA)

 

Parallel Session: Challenges of living with Parkinson's Part II: Vision, pain and gastrointestinal

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: K. Ray Chaudhuri (UK)
Co-Chair: Linda Olson (USA)

Lecture #1: Visual dysfunction
Speaker: Dan Gold (USA)
Lecture #2: Pain and PD: Measuring it and addressing it
Speaker: Santiago Perez Lloret (Argentina)
Lecture #3: Gastrointestinal challenges
Speaker: Ronald Pfeiffer (USA)

 

Parallel Session: Sleep and PD

Level of talk: Moderately technical

Co-Chair: Rajesh Pahwa (USA)
Co-Chair: Anne-Louise Lafontaine (Canada)

Lecture #1: Sleep disturbances in PD
Speaker: Amy Amara (USA)
Lecture #2: Sleep in prodromal PD
Speaker: Alex Iranzo (Spain)
Lecture #3: Sleep and cognition in PD
Speaker: Jennifer G. Goldman (USA)


Parallel Session: Inflammation in PD

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: David Standaert (USA)
Co-Chair: John Duda (USA)

Lecture #1: Basic mechanisms of neuron and immune cell interactions in Parkinson's disease
Speaker:  Sheela Vyas (France)
Lecture #2: Microglia, a dynamic player in the neurodegenerative process of Parkinson's disease
Speaker: Marina Romero Ramos (Denmark)
Lecture #3: Neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease: A risk factor and a therapeutic opportunity
Speaker: Malu Tansey (USA)

 

Workshop: Autophagy deficits in PD: mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Steve Finkbeiner (USA)
Co-Chair: Julie Andersen (USA)

Talk #1: The role of autophagy in PD
Panelist: Sheng-Han Kuo (USA)
Talk #2: Glucocerbrosidase and its role in the pathogenesis of PD
Panelist: Joe Mazzulli (USA)
Talk #3: Therapeutic prospects of enhancing chaperone-mediated autophagy in synucleinopathies
Panelist: Leonidas Stefanis (Greece)


Workshop: Mitochondria in PD: Mitophagy and mitochondrial quality control: Basic mechanisms

Level of talk: Highly technical 

Co-Moderator: Heidi McBridge (Canada)
Co-Moderator: D. James Surmeier (USA)

Talk #1: PINK1/Parkin-medicated mechanisms
Panelist: Leo Pallanck (USA)
Talk #2: Parkin/PINK1 interplay and pathological consequences of their mutations
Panelist: Miratul Muqit (UK)
Talk #3: Signaling pathways for mitochondrial quality control: Role and therapeutic implications for PD
Panelist: Edward Fon (USA)

 

Workshop: From diagnosis to death: What palliative care can offer patients and care partners

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Julie Carter (USA)
Co-Moderator: Ruth Hagestuen (USA)

Talk #1: What is palliative care and why is it relevant to PD?
Panelist: Benzi Kluger (USA)
Talk #2: Approaches to providing palliative care to the PD community
Panelist: Indu Subramanian (USA)
Talk #3: Palliative Care and PD: A patient perspective
Panelist: Kirk Hall (USA)

 

Roundtables

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Roundtable #1: Advocacy: Patient advocates at work around the world-- How to get involved in North America
Co-Hosts: Israel Robledo (USA) & Jillian Carson (Canada)

Roundtable #2: Is the future really about immunization against PD? What have we learned so far?
Host: Martin Ingelsson (Sweden)

Roundtable #3: Living alone with PD
Co-Hosts: Patricia Davies (USA)

Roundtable #4: DBS: Advice from one PwP to another
Co-Hosts: Marilyn Veomett (USA) & Allison Smith (USA)

Roundtable #5: Dyskinesia: Impact, treatment, and the future
Host: Oscar Gershanik (Argentina)

Roundtable #6: Self-care: How can technology help you take control of your own care?
Host: Sara Riggare (Sweden) 

Roundtable #7: Nutrition and PD: What's the big deal?
Host: Laurie Mischley (USA)

 

Coffee Break
(3:00 - 3:30 PM)

 

Session II: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

 

Parallel Session: Biomarkers: where are we?

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Kalpana Merchant (USA)
Co-Chair: Thomas Montine (USA)

Lecture #1: Overview: Update on latest of data repositories, CSF, and other biological samples
Speaker: Tanya Simuni (USA)
Lecture #2: Imaging prodromal PD and the challenge of SWEDD
Speaker: Danna Jennings (USA)
Lecture #3: Proteomic biomarkers: Still upstream from clinical use?
Speaker: Jing Zhang (USA)

 

Parallel Session: Challenges of living with PD day to day Part II: (Mis)Perception, posture, drooling

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Peter Fletcher (UK)
Co-Chair: Alice Lazzarini (USA) 

Lecture #1: (Mis)perception of PD
Speaker: Joseph Friedman (USA)
Lecture #2: Bent back and dropped head in PD
Speaker: Ryuji Kaji (Japan)
Lecture #3: Drooling and sweating
Speaker: Anne-Louise Lafontaine (Canada)


Parallel Session: Novel therapeutic approaches for dyskinesia

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Un Kang (USA)
Co-Chair: Mark Guttman (Canada)

Lecture #1: Levodopa-induced dyskinesia: Impact on quality of life
Speaker: Oscar Gershanik (Argentina)
Lecture #2: Preventing dyskinesia: Novel delivery modes for L-dopa
Speaker: Peter LeWitt (USA)
Lecture #3: Novel targets for treatment of dyskinesia: What is in the pipeline?
Speaker: Erwan Bézard (France)

 

Parallel Session: Imaging in PD: Dopamine and beyond

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Matthew Brodsky (USA)
Co-Chair: Stuart Jackson (Canada)

Lecture #1: Network abnormalities in PD and Parkinsonian disease
Speaker: David Vaillancourt (USA)
Lecture #2: Effects of dopaminergic treatments on brain function in PD
Speaker: Vesna Sossi (Canada)
Lecture #3: Novel insights from imaging the cholinergic system in PD
Speaker: Nicolaas Bohnen (USA)

 

Workshop: Protein clearance deficits in PD: Beyond the lysosome

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Moderator: Joe Mazzulli (USA)
Co-Moderator: Andrew West (USA)

Talk #1: Overview of defects in protein clearance in PD
Panelist: Vivek K. Unni (USA)
Talk #2: Traffic jams and the molecular basis of Parkinson's disease
Panelist: Tiago Fleming Outeiro (Germany)
Talk #3: Proteasomal dysfunction in PD
Panelist: Pam McClean (USA)

 

Workshop: Parkinson's disease: Speech, swallowing and voice

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Cynthia Fox (USA)
Co-Moderator: Hanneke Kalf (Netherlands)

Talk #1: Swallowing & cough
Panelist: Michelle Ciucci (USA)
Talk #2: Voice and Parkinson's
Panelist: Cecilia Bassich (USA)
Talk #3: Speech production - neural mechanisms in normal and Parkinsonian states
Panelist: Kristina Simonyan (USA)

 

Workshop: Mild cognitive impairment & apathy

Level of talk: Moderately technical

Co-Moderator: Irene Litvan (USA)
Co-Moderator: Lucie Lachance (Canada)

Talk #1: Apathy in PD: from diagnosis to management
Panelist: Paul Krack (Switzerland)
Talk #2: Clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of MCI
Panelist: Jennifer G. Goldman (USA)
Talk #3: Neuroimaging of apathy and MCI
Panelist: Joel Perlmutter (USA)

 

Roundtables

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Roundtable #1: Tools for living with young-onset PD
Co-Hosts: Fulvio Capitanio (Spain) & Jillian Carson (Canada)

Roundtable #2: For PwPs: Taking care of yourself so you can be the best you can be
Host: Ruth Coffman (USA)

Roundtable #3: DBS: Lesson learned after DBS
Co-Hosts: Andy McDowell (New Zealand) & Michael Okun (USA)

Roundtable #4: Sex and PD: Things you should know but are too afraid to ask
Host: Shelia Silver (USA) 

Roundtable #5: Dental care and Parkinson's
Host: Jane Busch (USA) 

Roundtable #6: Living well with Parkinson's: It starts at the diagnosis
Host: Tim Hague (Canada) 

Roundtable #7: PD & children: How does PD impact children?
Co-Hosts: Elaine Book (Canada) & Rebecca Miller (USA)

 

Care Partner Room: Cognitive challenges: How to recognize them and get the help you need

Small Group Discussion 
Speaker: Amy Lemen (USA)


End-of-Day Wrap-Up (5:15 - 6:30 PM)

End of Day Wrap-up
Moderator: David Iverson (USA)

Panelist #1: Leonidas Stefanis (Greece)
Panelist #2: Tiago Fleming Outeiro (Germany)
Panelist #3: Julie Anderson (USA)
Panelist #4: Alice Lazzarini (USA)
Panelist #5: Malin Parmar (Sweden)


Poster Tours (5:15 - 6:30 PM)
Location: Exhibit Hall

 

WPC Music, Movement, and Parkinson Lounge (7:30 - 9:30 PM)



Friday, September 23, 2016
 

  

Hot Topics (8:00 - 9:00 AM)
Moderator: Marie-Francoise Chesselet (USA)

Understanding the Pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease Through Genetic Modifiers
Panelist: Marie Davis (USA)

Exosome-associated oligomeric alpha-synuclein transmission in vitro
Panelist: Marion Delenclos (USA)

Inhibition of glucosylceramide synthase alleviates aberrations in synucleinopathy models: Link to GBA-related Parkinson's disease
Panelist: S. Pablo Sardi (USA)

How are we going to tell the children? An overview and review of the Children's literature about Parkinson's disease
Panelist: Adele Hensley (USA) 

 

WPC Award Ceremony (9:00 - 9:10 AM)
Serge Przedborski (USA) honors Tom Isaacs (UK)

 

Plenary Session: Stem Cells and iPS cells: Where are we? (9:15 - 11:15 AM)

Co-Chair: Patrik Brundin (USA)
Co-Chair: Jean Burns (USA)

Talk #1: Overview: What's the difference between stem cells and iPS cells?
Speaker: Malin Parmar (Sweden)
Talk #2: Disease modeling using iPS cells
Speaker: Steve Finkbeiner (USA)
Talk #3: Transplantation in humans: An update
Speaker: Roger Barker (UK)
Talk #4: What it means for people with Parkinson's -- The patient perspective
Speaker: Tom Isaacs (UK)

 

Lunch/Poster Presentation (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

Posters will remain up for all three days of the main program. Each presenter will be required to host his/her poster during ONE predetermined lunch period with the option to host during other lunches.

 

Special Presentation - Care vs. Cure: Allocation scarce resources (12:00 - 1:15 PM)

Moderator: Dave Iverson (USA)
Panelists: Peter LeWitt (USA), Sara Riggare (Sweden), Pamela Quinn (USA), Jon Palfreman (USA), Terry Ellis (USA) & David Duff (USA)

  

Technology Talks (12 PM - 12:55 PM)

Location: Exhibit Hall - WPC Theater
Host:
Kevin Krejci (USA)


12-12:25PM
Optimizing Therapy with Boston Scientific Deep Brain Stimulation
Speaker: 
Supported by Boston Scientific
 

 

Session I: 1:30 - 3:00 PM 

 

Parallel Session: Mechanisms of dyskinesia: New insights from animal models 

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Celeste Napier (USA)
Co-Chair: Erwan Bézard (USA)

Lecture #1: Serotonergic mechanisms of dyskinesia
Speaker: Manolo Carta (Italy)
Lecture #2: Synaptic and signaling dysfunction leading to f LID
Speaker: Jim Surmeier (USA)
Lecture #3: Glutamatergic pathways as a target for the treatment of dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease
Speaker: M. Angela Cenci (Sweden)

 

Parallel Session: Practical Management of Autonomic Dysfunction

Level of talk: Moderately technical

Co-Chair: Danna Jennings (USA)
Co-Chair: David Devos (France)

Lecture #1: Cardiovascular dysautonomia in PD
Speaker: Horacio Kaufman (USA)
Lecture #2: Gastrointestinal dysfunction
Speaker: Kathleen Shannon (USA)
Lecture #3: Skin-related dysautonomia and bladder dysfunction in PD
Speaker: Hirohisa Watanabe (Japan)

 

Parallel Session: Exercise as treatment

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Fay Horak (USA)
Co-Chair: Terry Ellis (USA)

Lecture #1: Biological effects of exercise in Parkinson's disease
Speaker: Giselle Petzinger (USA)
Lecture #2: The impact of exercise on physical and cognitive function in PD
Speaker: Lynn Rochester (UK)
Lecture #3: Practical implications: Integration of exercise into everyday life
Speaker: Gammon Earhart (USA)

 

Parallel Session: Sex & Parkinson's: How doctors can help their patients and what patients need to know

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Amy Lemen (USA)
Co-Chair: Allison Smith (USA)

Lecture #1: How Parkinson's disease affects sexuality and intimacy
Speaker: Gila Bronner (Israel)
Lecture #2: Sexual medicine therapies and interventions
Speaker: Paul Rabsztyn (The Netherlands)
Lecture #3: How to maintain and renew physical and emotional intimacy
Speaker: Shelia Silver (USA)

 

Workshop: Circuitry alterations in PD

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Nicole Calakos (USA)
Co-Chair: Michele Basso (USA)

Talk #1: In vivo cell specific striatal manipulations and behavior
Panelist: Alexandra Nelson (USA)
Talk #2: Maladaptive synaptic and cellular plasticity in the subthalamic nucleus in experimental Parkinson's disease
Panelist: Mark Bevan (USA)
Talk #3: Understanding cell and circuit specific synaptic and cellular adaptations
Panelist: Anatol Kreitzer (USA)

 

Workshop: Clinical trial engagement: What, why and how you can get involved

Level of talk: Crosstalk 

Co-Moderator: Patricia Davies (USA)
Co-Moderator: Richard Windle (UK)

Talk #1: An overview -- The nuts and bolts of clinical trials
Panelist: Soania Mathur (Canada)
Talk #2: On the road to better treatment and a cure-- Why is it taking so long?
Panelist: Kalpana Merchant (USA)
Talk #3: From lab to pharmacy shelf -- How can people get involved?
Panelist: Jon Stamford (UK)

 

Workshop: Critical Path for Parkinson's

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Moderator: Steve Ford (UK)
Talk #1: Challenges in the regulation of clinical trials in PD
Panelist: Diane Stephenson (USA)
Talk #2: How precompetitive data sharing can bring benefits when delivering new treatments for PD
Panelist: Arthur Roach (UK)
 

Roundtables

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Roundtable #1: Advocacy: Patient advocates at work around the world-- How to get involved in Asia/South Pacific
Co-Hosts: Dilys Parker (New Zealand) & Samuel Ng (Malaysia)

Roundtable #2: Placebo effect and Parkinson's: Impact on trials and what it means
Host: Alberto Espay (USA)

Roundtable #3: Self-care: How can technology help you take control of your own care?
Host: Peter Schmidt (USA)

Roundtable #4: Pain and PD: How to manage it
Host: Santiago Perez Lloret (Argentina)

Roundtable #5What's up with glutathione and why does it get a bad wrap?
HostLaurie Mischley (USA) 

Roundtable #6: Palliative care treatment options: what works best from the health professional and patient perspectives
Co-Hosts: Julie Carter (USA) & Kirk Hall (USA) 

Roundtable #7: Environmental toxins and PD: What do we know today?
Host: Jing Zhang (USA) & Caroline Tanner (USA)

 

Coffee Break
(3:00 - 3:30 PM)

 

Session II: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

 

Parallel Session: Striatal cholinergic signaling in control of movement and dyskinesia

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Chair: Susan Fox (USA)
Co-Chair: David Standaert (USA)

Lecture #1: Cholinergic interneurons and the control of movement
Speaker: Antonio Pisani (Italy)
Lecture #2: Regulation of dopamine by cholinergic interneurons: Implications for PD
Speaker: Sarah Threlfell (UK)
Lecture #3: Cholinergic cells in dyskinesia: Experimental evidence and novel treatments
Speaker: Un Kang (USA)

 

Parallel Session: Falls: A new look

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Lynn Rochester (UK)
Co-Chair: Sue Lord (UK) 

Lecture #1: Falls risk: A complex and evolving picture
Speaker: Alfonso Fasano (Canada)
Lecture #2: Measuring and classifying falls: From technology to clinical tools
Speaker: Jeff Hausdorff (Israel)
Lecture #3: Preventing falls: What is the evidence?
Speaker: Colleen Canning (Australia)


Parallel Session: New technologies & PD

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Chair: Bastiaan Bloem (Netherlands)
Co-Chair: Peter Schmidt (USA)

Lecture #1: Remote assessment: Can it really help?
Speaker: Ray Dorsey (USA)
Lecture #2: Use of technology to support patients with Parkinson's disease in their self-management
Speaker: Sara Riggare (Sweden)
Lecture #3: Opportunities and challenges of using wearable technology to facilitate clinical trials in the field of PD
Speaker: Alberto Espay (USA)

 

Workshop: Parkinson's and complementary care: Why patients love it and why doctors need to know more about it

Level of talk: Crosstalk

Co-Moderator: Simon Lewis (Australia)
Co-Moderator: Albert Leentjens (The Netherlands)

Talk #1: Research on cannabis: Is there any evidence?
Panelist: Benzi Kluger (USA)
Talk #2: Yoga as therapy: What is the research telling us?
Panelist: Indu Subramanian (USA)
Talk #3: Where does "music therapy" fit the complementary care world?
Panelist: Matthew Ford (USA)
Talk #4: Research on glutathione
Panelist: Laurie Mischley (USA)

 

Workshop: Emerging mitochondrial concepts in PD

Level of talk: Highly technical

Co-Moderator: Edward Fon (Canada)
Co-Moderator: Leo Pallanck (USA)

Talk #1: Mitochondria in axon terminals and PD pathology
Panelist: Thomas Schwarz (USA)
Talk #2: Mitochondrial antigen presentation in PD
Panelist: Heidi McBride (Canada)
Talk #3: Targeting mitochondrial electron transport chain dysfunction in Parkinson's
Panelist: Patrik Verstreken (Belgium)

 

Workshop: Impulse control disorder: A team strategy with the patient, family, and doctor

Level of talk: Moderately technical

Co-Moderator: Daniel Weintraub (USA)
Co-Moderator: Irene Litvan (USA)

Talk #1: What are impulse control disorders (ICD), why do they occur and what are the common presentations?
Panelist: Mark Stacy (USA)
Talk #2: When do these become a problem or "disorder" and how to overcome shame or embarrassment to let your partner and doctor know
Panelist: Daniel Suwyn (USA)
Talk #3: Treatment strategies (PD meds, psychiatric meds, counseling)
Panelist: Mayela Rodriguez-Violante (Mexico)

 

Roundtables

Level of all roundtable talks: Crosstalk

Roundtable #1: Exercise & PD: What's really on the horizon?
Host: Giselle Petzinger (USA)

Roundtable #2: Swallowing, coughing and PD
Host: Michelle Ciucci (USA)

Roundtable #3: Sex and PD: Things you should know but are too afraid to ask
Host: Paul Rabsztyn (Netherlands)

Roundtable #4: Genetics & environment: Where are we headed?
Host: Beate Ritz (USA) 

Roundtable #5: Fatigue, Sleep & PD
Host: Amy Amara (USA) 

Roundtable #6: Chemical exposure and neurodegenerative disease
Host: Caroline Tanner (USA) 

 

End-of-Day Wrap-Up (5:15 - 6:30 PM)

Moderator: Jon Palfreman (USA)
Panelist #1: Terry Ellis (USA)
Panelist #2: Edward Fon (Canada)
Panelist #3: Patrik Brundin (USA)
Panelist #4: Alexandra Nelson (USA)
Panelist #5: M. Angela Cenci (Sweden)


Thursday, September 22
Technology Talks
Location: Exhibit Hall - WPC Theater

12 - 12:25PM
Improving history taking with objective measurements
Speaker: Rajesh Pahwa (USA)
Supported by Global Kinetics Corporation

12:30 - 12:55PM
Expanding the Care Continuum with Access to Full-Body MRI with Medtronic DBS Therapy
Speaker:  TBA
Supported by Medtronic 
Thursday, September 22
Technology Talks
Location: Exhibit Hall - WPC Theater

12 - 12:25PM
Improving history taking with objective measurements
Speaker: Rajesh Pahwa (USA)
Supported by Global Kinetics Corporation

12:30 - 12:55PM
Expanding the Care Continuum with Access to Full-Body MRI with Medtronic DBS Therapy
Speaker:  TBA
Supported by Medtronic 
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