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World Parkinson’s Congress: New Dates

The World Parkinson’s Coalition (WPC) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, 8th March at 9PM* (UK time), and has issued an open invitation.

This webinar will look at Women with PD – Unmet Needs of Women Living with Parkinson’s Disease: The Gaps & Controversies.

The webinar and is being hosted on International Women’s Day 2022 in support of this year’s theme of #BreakTheBias.


WPC confirm “40 percent of people living with Parkinson’s are women, and in fact, in some Asian countries more women than men live with PD. Women have a longer time to diagnosis, and less access to neurologist care, and are underrepresented in research.

Women and men seem to differ in symptomology, yet treatment is a one size fits all. Whilst other chronic diseases such as cancer are utilising sex and gender differences to personalise treatment, women with PD receive treatment irrespective of these differences. Sex differences such as body weight, drug metabolism, and hormones all need to be considered, as do the gender differences of caregiving responsibilities within the family along with occupational and other competing demands when treating women with PD.

In this webinar, the panel of authors will discuss these issues and more from the recently published paper Unmet Needs of Women Living with Parkinson’s Disease: Gaps and Controversies. The panel will also answer questions from attendees.

Moderator
Richelle Flanagan, Registered Dietitian, WPC Ambassador 2023, PD Avengers Founding Member, Co-Founder Women’s Parkinson’s Project, Founder My Moves Matter, Ireland

Panelists:
Dr Soania Mathur, MD, PD Advocate, Canada
Professor Elena Moro, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, France
Dr Indu Subramanian, MD, USA
Dr Adrienne Keener, MD, USA
Dr Annelien Oosterbaan, MD, PhD, PD Advocate, Gynaecologist, Netherlands
Dr MariaTeresa Ferretti, PhD, Women’s Brain Project, Switzerland

To register for the event, please follow this link: WPC Webinar

(* apologies had put time as 8pm originally. But when signing up, the correct time is shown)

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