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July 4-7, 2023 - World Parkinson’s Congress - Barcelona, Spain

The triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide an international forum for basic scientists, clinical researchers, health care professionals, people with Parkinson’s and others to come together under one roof to discuss, learn, and engage in debate around the latest scientific discoveries, medical and comprehensive care practices related to Parkinson’s disease.

Barcelona, Spain from July 4 – 7, 2023. Everyone in the community who is touched by Parkinson’s, whether a researcher, physician, family member, clinician, nurse, or rehab specialist is welcome to attend the WPC 2023. World Parkinson Congresses are 100% inclusive scientific events.

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October 19 & 26, 2022 - ADPA Parkinson's Virtual Good Start Program

Parkinson's Virtual Good Start Program

Wednesdays, October 19 & 26, 2022

The Parkinson’s Gspecialists ood Start Program is a two-part series presented virtually by a team of Parkinson’s disease from the Center for Neurorehabilitation, Sargent College at Boston University and the APDA Center for Advanced Research and APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center.

There is no cost for this program. This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with PD within the past three years, and will be held via Zoom.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, October 19 & 26, 2022; 6 - 8 PM

Location: At Home via Zoom

Register: Fill out a registration online

Questions?: Contact APDA MA at



***PLEASE NOTE***  Live Meeting on TUESDAY, October 18, 2022 at 1PM for October only

Topic: Cay Anderson-Hanley, Ph.D - interactive Physical and Cognitive Exercise System

This will be an interactive meeting, you can sign-up for additional testing from 12:15 - 12:45 with students from Union College. Just e-mail Marie at to sign-up. See below for additional information!

***New Venue***

 Saratoga Public Library, 

49 Henry Street, 

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dutcher Community Room - main floor, south end of building closest to parking lot. Follow the hallway towards the EMERGENCY EXIT and there will be a hanging sign on the right to denote the room entrance.

Questions or information contact:

Kevin McCullough (518) 222-4247

Marie Thorne (518) 810-8483

Moving our bodies is good for our health, especially for the brain! What about combining mental exercise with physical exercise? Some research suggests there may be greater benefit for the extra effort. Come learn about and/or participate in some on-going research to see if combined exercise such as novel and playful "neuro-exergaming" might be useful in addressing cognitive challenges. A NIH-funded clinical trial is underway for those with mild cognitive impairment to push back against Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. A team from Union College, Albany Med, Boston, and California are working to adapt the tablet-based pedal-n-play interactive Physical and Cognitive Exercise System (iPACES) to see how it might also be useful in Parkinson's Disease. Those interested in a more interactive experience can sign up to meet with a student from the team to help them practice their clinical research skill (12:15-12:45 for a brief survey and tests of thinking), to be followed by a presentation by Professor Cay Anderson-Hanley @ 1pm. There will also be opportunity as well for those interested to pedal-n-play the iPACES neuro-exergame. For more information or a preview check out: or email the professor at:

Please note: Before the October's Meeting on Tuesday, October 18th, there will be an interactive portion at 12:15 - 12:45 for "neuro-exercising".  Just e-mail Marie at to sign-up.

The presentation by Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD follows.

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