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On July 22, join the World Federation of Neurology and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society as we move together to end #parkinsons.

 

About World Brain Day

World Brain Day 2020 - Join the World Federation of Neurology and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society on July 22, 2020, as we share vital information about the onset, treatment and prevalence of Parkinson's Disease, and stand beside both those living with the disease and their caregivers.


Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative brain disease that affects more than 7 million people of all ages worldwide. Parkinson's can impact movement and almost all aspects of brain function, and people with Parkinson's disease may be particularly impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope that you and your society will participate in sharing the efforts for WBD. The chair of this activity is Professor Tissa Wijeratne. 

 

Key Messages

  • Prevalence
    Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic, neurodegenerative brain disease that affects more than 7 million people of all ages worldwide, and its prevalence continues to increase.
  • Disability
    Parkinson’s Disease is a whole body disease that affects movement and almost all aspects of brain function, with symptoms worsening over time.
  • Standard of Care
    Access to quality neurological care, life-changing treatments and essential medication are unavailable in many parts of the world. 
  • Research
    Additional resources are needed to help unlock the cause, onset, progression and treatment of this disease across all ages. 
  • Advocacy
    Let’s work together to diagnose earlier, treat more effectively, and improve the lives of both those living with Parkinson’s Disease, and their caregivers. 

Message from WFN President

Message from WBD Chair

World Brain Day Webinar

On World Brain Day, the WFN and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society hosted a joint webinar.

World Brain Day 2020 Panel

The esteemed panel of speakers took part in a webinar discussion about the global impact of Parkinson's Disease.

 

  • Prof. William M. Carroll — President of the World Federation of Neurology​
  • Prof. Tissa Wijeratne — Chair of World Brain Day, World Federation of Neurology​
  • Claudia Trenkwalder, MD​ — President of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society​
  • Prof. Wolfgang Grisold​ — Secretary General of the World Federation of Neurology​
  • Associate Professor Victor Fung​ — Co-Chair of the Taskforce on Pediatric Movement Disorders​
  • Dr. Susan H. Fox​ — Chair of the Movement Disorder Society’s Evidence-Based Medicine Committee​

World Brain Day Press Conference

September 14, 2020, at 8:00am CST

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and World Federation of Neurology came together for a joint media event to discuss the need for global awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.

On the heels of a successful World Brain Day 2020, which was dedicated to Parkinson’s Disease, this dynamic discussion highlighted critical areas of need related to Parkinson’s advocacy and awareness.

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Official Partners

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne MD FRACP FRSM FAAN FAHA FRCP (Edin) FRCP (London)
Chair, WFN Public Awareness & Advocacy Committee
Senior Neurologist and Director, Stroke Unit, Neuroscience Research Unit, Movement disorders program, Headache program at Western Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grisold
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria
WFN Secretary-General

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Contact

For all enquiries, please contact: wbd2020@wfneurology.org

Mrs Jade Levy
WFN Education Project Coordinator (Jade@wfneurology.org)

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Ashley Logan
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External Resources

Webinar materials from Telerehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease
Kindly provided by World Federation of Neurorehabilitation (WFNR)

Summary report on behalf of the University of Colombo Clinical Society, Faculty of Medicine Sri Lanka which had conducted a program to celebrate World Brain Day 2020.

WBD 2020 UCCS Letter  WBD 2020 UCCS report