Blue Ribbon Highlights of Sydney, Australia International Congress

One of the many highlights from the 17th International Congress that took place in Sydney, Australia, in June 2013 was the annual Blue Ribbon Highlights. This event provides a forum for a critical review of the best poster presentations by a panel of experts and highlights the relevance, novelty, and quality of both clinical and basic research presented by the delegates.

This year the Blue Ribbon Highlights were chaired by C. Warren Olanow, New York, NY, USA and Olivier Rascol, Toulouse, France. The panel was led by Matthew Stern, MD, Penn Neurological Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Erwan Bezard, PhD, Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases, Bordeaux, France.

The idea is to help attendants understand the key new scientific findings from the poster presentations at the annual Congress, list the target areas of research focus for the next Congress, and identify future primary areas of research.

For those who were unable to attend the 2013 Congress, we are providing the presentations on the website. Further details on the papers included can be found at

Don’t miss the Blue Ribbon Highlights next year in Stockholm, Sweden, at the 18th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, June 8-12, 2014!