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)
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.