Patients Awareness Day

Main Topics: Treating diseases of brain, nervous system and muscle, patients' messages, newest therapies and health policy.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 16 2017. 14:00 to 16:05

Location: ICC Kyoto Venue, Annex Hall 1 (Congress Venue)

Organized by

Word Federation of Neurology / Japanese Society of Neurology / Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor (Japan)




Hidehiro Mizusawa (WCN 2017 Congress President / President, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan)

Ryosuke Takahahsi (President of the Japanese Society of Neurology / Professor, Department of Neurology, Kyoto University Hospital)


14:00     Opening: Hidehiro Mizusawa (WCN 2017 Congress President)

14:05     Welcome: Raad Shakir (WFN President)

14:10     Patients' message 1: Hiroshi Nakamura (Director, Japanese Patients Association of Parkinson disease)

14:30     Patients' message 2: Elizabeth "Eli" Pollard (Executive Director, World Parkinson Coalition Inc)

14:50     Newest therapies 1: Shin-ichi Muramatsu (Professor, Department of Neurology, Jichi Medical University Hospital) "Gene therapy for neurological disorders such as Parkinson disease comes reality"

15:10     Patients' message 2: Yuriko Oda (Director, Patients' Association of Distal Myopathy)

15:25     Newest therapies 2: Masashi Aoki (Professor, Department of Neurology, Tohoku University Hospital) "Clinical trial of distal myopathy with rimmed vacuole"

15:45     Health policy: Shiro Tokumoto (Health division, Rare disease section, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor, Japan) "Recent development of Japanese Health Policy for rare neurological diseases"

16:00     Closing: WCN 2017 Secretary General Ryosuke Takahashi (President of the Japanese Society of Neurology)

**Please note that the Patients Awareness Day Program will be held in Japanese.​​

Please click to read the official announcement in Japanese and English.

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