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13th International Symposium of Asian and Pacific Parkinson’s Disease Association (APPA)

Kolkata, India at the ITC Sonar Hotel
Sunday, March 19, 2023 

In conjunction with the AOPMC 

The annual APPA brings people living with Parkinson’s disease and their partners, families and caregivers together for a unique opportunity to discuss and learn more about the condition from global experts.

The 2023 theme highlights common questions about Parkinson's disease issues and management. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore a variety of important topics, including non-motor symptoms, coping strategies, caregiver stress, new treatment advancements and more.

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Event details

ITC Sonar Hotel's Pala Room
9:00 - 16:00

The full-day symposium includes:

  • Information and Q&A sessions with some of the foremost experts in Parkinson’s disease
  • An optional morning yoga session (yoga mat, water bottle and towel included)
  • Networking lunch
  • Tea breaks

Registration Rates

Person living with Parkinson’s disease
$20 USD ₹1,650 INR

Person living with Parkinson’s disease + care giver

$40 USD ₹3,300 INR

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Each 20-minue talk will be followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.

Time Topic  Speaker 
8:00 -  9:00 IST Registration   
8:15 -  9:00 IST Live yoga session by Kalpesh Kamdar Kalpesh Kamdar
9:00 - 9:10 IST Welcome address  Hrishikesh Kumar
Overview on Parkinson’s Disease
9:10 - 9:40 IST What is Parkinson’s disease: Presentation and various faces  Pettarusp Wadia
09:40 - 10:10 IST Do we know what causes Parkinson's disease, and can we prevent it?   E K Tan 
10:10 - 10:40 IST Why me? Coping strategy for Parkinson's disease patients once this is diagnosed Yih-Ru Wu 
10:40 - 11:10 IST Tea Break  
11:10 - 11:40 IST What are the non-motor health issues in a Parkinson's disease and how to cope with them? K Ray Chaudhuri
11:40 - 12:10 IST How to reduce the care-giver stress?  Ai Huey Tan with  Alfand Marl Dy Closas
12:10 - 13:10 IST Lunch and Networking  
13:10 - 13:40 IST Tips to manage levodopa and other medications in patients with Parkinson's disease   Tim Anderson
13:40 - 14:10 IST How to take care of balance and prevent falls in Parkinson's disease? Onanong Phokaewvarangkul 
14:10 - 14:40 IST What is new in treatment of Parkinson's disease?  Kailash Bhatia 
14:40 - 15:10 IST Tea break   
Rehabilitation of Parkinson's Disease 
15:10 - 15:40 IST What is the role of patient support group?    Maria Baretto
15:40 - 16:20 IST Dance and movement therapy in Parkinson's disease: A workshop   Angira Chakravorty Dasgupta 

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