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PD Warrior Launches World's Largest Virtual Parkinson's Summit, INSIGHT 2020

Did you know 38 Australians are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every day, and the rate is increasing around 4% per year?

Next week, 1st-3rd April, PD Warrior is hosting INSIGHT 2020; the world’s largest virtual summit delivered entirely online for people living with Parkinson’s, as well as loved ones and associated health professionals in the space.

The free online conference will give event attendees the opportunity to learn about a range of topics from a stellar line up of world-class speakers, including the likes of:

  • Prof. Bastiaan Bloem, Director of the Radboud University Medical Centre

  • Dr. Ray Dorsey, Professor of Neurology

  • Dr. David Perlmutter, Neurologist & New York Times bestselling author

Physiotherapist of the Year (2019) and founder of INSIGHT 2020 and PD Warrior, Melissa McConaghy saw the need for an event that connected, educated and inspired the Parkinson’s community. Working with people with Parkinson’s for over 18 years, Melissa is passionate about shedding light on the topic of Parkinson’s and creating a global support system through INSIGHT 2020.

“Parkinson’s is the fastest growing brain disorder in the world, and INSIGHT 2020 provides that informational space for experts in the field to share industry insights and their stories while also creating a sense of community for those who are touched by Parkinson’s. We’re thrilled to bring the Insight into PD event back for another year and share more incredible insights and research with the Parkinson’s community,” said Melissa McConaghy.

Combining live panels and a wide variety of sessions on the accessible online platform, people can consume the content from their comfort of their own home, 24 hours a day. With a range of world- renowned speakers, including internationally acclaimed neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, 2-Time Olympic Athlete Roberto Carcelén, and Dr. Ray Dorsey, INSIGHT 2020 will provide people the opportunity to connect, be educated and inspired on a global scale.

Sponsored by Parkinson’s Victoria, who are helping make the event free, INSIGHT 2020 will run from Wednesday 1st April – Friday 3rd April 2020, and can be booked through the Insight Into PD Each registration is free and grants event visitors access and the opportunity to hear from 60+ world class speakers and connect with over 5,000 researchers, academics, clinicians and other people living with Parkinson’s from around the world. For those who want more, there is an upgrade option where people are able to stream-on-demand for 30 extra days of access for $99. All ticket profits go to registered Charity Partners to support Parkinson’s research and support global services.


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