FAQ

When is Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease and Rallying to the Challenge? How much does it cost?
The Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST; Thursday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST; and Friday, Sept. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Rallying to the Challenge will be held Thursday, Sept. 24  and Friday, Sept. 25 (an updated agenda is forthcoming)

The event is free. The symposium and meeting will be held virtually.

Can I register a group?
As there is no cost to register this year, we are not allowing group registration.

Will late registrations be accepted?
Unfortunately, late registrations will not be accepted. All attendees must register online by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

What if I need or other accommodations?
Please contact Kim Cousineau at kim.cousineau@vai.org to discuss any special accommodation needs.

How do I become a sponsor?
Please contact Kim Cousineau at kim.cousineau@vai.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

What is the refund policy?
There is no cost to attend the 2020 Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease symposium and Rallying to the Challenge meeting!

What technology will be used during Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease?
All conference talks and networking sessions will take place using Zoom. Downloading Zoom software or creating a Zoom account is not required to attend the conference but is encouraged to maximize functionality and access to all conference features. The poster session will utilize Slack; further information can be found on the Poster Session tab. An email will be sent out to all registrants on Sept. 18 with links to all sessions; for those who register after Sept. 18, an email with links to all sessions will be sent on Sept. 22.

Code of Conduct Guidelines
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free, non-discriminatory symposium experience for all participants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other personal characteristics covered by applicable law. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. We expect participants at our events to engage in constructive and professional discussions at all times. Harassment can include unwelcomed attention, inappropriate comments or jokes that refer to gender differences, sexual topics, requests for dates, or other sexual activities as well as the use of language that may demean or degrade individuals. These behaviors are not appropriate for any of our conference venues, including talks, workshops, networking sessions, poster sessions, social networking platforms, and other online media platforms. Any participant violating these guidelines will be removed from the symposium at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Anyone who has experienced the above, or who has witnessed such behavior, should notify Kim Cousineau at kim.cousineau@vai.org Anonymous reporting may also be done through the EthicsPoint Hotline here.