Davis Phinney Foundation Hosts Parkinson's Event In Malaysia

Groups Join Forces to Inform, Inspire, Improve Quality of Life

Sep 17, 2015, 16:07 ET from Davis Phinney Foundation

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's are diagnosed annually in the US and Malaysia. The Global Declaration for Parkinson's disease estimates 6.3 million people affected worldwide. The Davis Phinney Foundation and the Perak Parkinson's Association (PPA) will co-host The Victory Summit® symposium in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on October 11, 2015. The world class educational event will feature internationally recognized Parkinson's experts.

Samuel Ng, president and founder of PPA said, "This event will provide invaluable information. We're excited to have the Davis Phinney Foundation encourage the Malaysian Parkinson's community to make 'every victory count'." Polly Dawkins, executive director of the Davis Phinney Foundation, agreed, "We are proud to partner with PPA to bring access to practical tools for wellness to the Malaysia."

Individuals with Parkinson's and their families are invited to come to the Casaurina Hotel @ Meru Convention Centre in Ipoh, Perak for a full day of learning, movement, voice exercises through song and more. Participants will have the opportunity to meet others facing challenges similar to their own and to learn a range of techniques for effective self-management of motor and non-motor symptoms, emotional well-being, medication, complementary therapies, nutrition and exercise. Additional details can be found at at www.davisphinneyfoundation.org.

Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 to help people with Parkinson's disease live well today. Its major initiatives include: the Every Victory Counts® manual, developed by movement disorder experts to provide practical ways to live well with Parkinson's; The Victory Summit® symposia series, which brings experts into communities to share advances in science, care and to inspire those affected by the disease to take action; the Living Well Challenge™ educational webinar series; the "Parkinson's Exercise Essentials" DVD and, the funding of research focused on exercise, speech and other quality of life therapies. Visit the website: www.davisphinneyfoundation.org

Perak Parkinson's Association
Perak Parkinson's Association is a support group of people with Parkinson's, their caregivers, friends and families. Based in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, the Perak Parkinson's Association was founded in December 2012 by Samuel Ng. It is registered as a non-profit and non-government organization: PPM-006-08-03122012. Learn more: www.facebook.com/perakparkinsonsassociation

Contact: Christa Lassen-Vogel


SOURCE Davis Phinney Foundation