World Parkinson's Disease Day
Raising global awareness of this disease.
Published April 09, 2013
World Parkinson's Disease Day is celebrated on the 11th of April of every year. This day commemorates the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, whose famous 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, first described "paralysis agitans," a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease by Jean-Martin Charcot. This day continues to raise awareness and support of those affected by Parkinson's disease, to enhance the public's awareness of the disease including its causes, symptoms, and treatments, and to recognize the scientific and medical research communities working to find a cure for this disease.
The Academy is pleased to share with you a collection of the upcoming scientific research conferences in 2013 on Parkinson's disease, as well as videos, eBriefings, and Annals volumes on Parkinson's disease research.
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