WCN2017 Patients Awareness Day

 ADMISSION FREE. Early registration not required. Please come to the venue on the day.

Date & Time

Saturday, September 16, 14:00 to 16:05


600 people


ICC Kyoto Annex Hall 1 (Congress Venue)

Main Topics

Treating diseases of brain, nervous system and muscle

---Patients' messages, Newest therapies and Health policy---

Organised by

World Federation of Neurology

Japanese Society of Neurology

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor (Japan)


Japanese with English translation


Hidehiro Mizusawa

(WCN2017 Congress President / President, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan)

Ryosuke Takahashi

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


14:00 Opening: Hidehiro Mizusawa (WCN2017 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's disease comes reality"
15:10 Patients' message 3: Yuriko Oda (Director, Patients' Association of Distal Myopathy)
15:25 Newest therapies 2: Masashi Aoki (Professor, Department of Neurology, Tohoku University Hospital)
"Clinical trial for 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 diseases"
16:00 Closing: WCN2017 Secretary General Ryosuke Takahashi (President of the Japanese Society of Neurology)


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