Scientific Program

The session times of the scientific program apply to the CEST time zone (Central European Summer Time).


One of the most interesting aspects of the XXVI World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders is the diversity of approaches presented. This encourages the discussion of original solutions to a wide range of problems, both in research and clinical management. Needless to say, networking between neurologists working in different countries is vital for such an exchange to take place. Presentations are geared to various skill levels so that participants from a variety of backgrounds will have the chance to enrich their knowledge and enjoy the networking opportunities.

Delegates will find that there is an exciting range of subjects in plenary sessions, parallel tracks, skills workshops and poster sessions. The emphasis is on discussion and on a positive critical attitude. Language difficulties and hierarchical divisions may have hindered scientific discussion in other meetings, but IAPRD Congresses have managed to rise above both barriers.

We now look forward to the involvement of all participants, be it in open forums during the sessions, joining Meet the Professor session or on a more personal “one to one” level.


Opening Ceremony with Andre Rieu

Welcome to the virtual IAPRD 2021 World Congress
Innovations and translations in Parkinsonism & related disorders

Please join us for an exciting all-virtual program which will start on Saturday May 1st 2021 at 17:00 CEST with a splendid opening ceremony.

At this opening ceremony the worldfamous violin player ANDRE RIEU from Maastricht, the Netherlands, will join us with his orchestra.

Have a look at the video below for a first impression!

IAPRD 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture: Discovering the Genetic Causes of Parkinson Disease

IAPRD 2021 Melvin Yahr Lecture: Parkinson Disease and Essential Tremor: How Are They Related?