SYMPATH-FAHR-MIT BIKE TOUR 2015
Over seven consecutive days up to 16 Parkinson patients took to the road to cycle between Innsbruck and Vienna. Together with experts, politicians and celebrities this tour served as a highly visible sign to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
VISIT TO VIENNA CITY HALL
Marianne Klicka, the president of Vienna City Council, was invited as a speaker to the final SYMPATH FAHR-MIT tour event in Vienna; she was so impressed by the tour and the SYMPATH project that she invited a delegation of SYMPATH project partners and FAHR-MIT participants to a reception and tour of the Vienna City Hall on 14th July 2015. This event was held in recognition of the success of the SYMAPTH FAHR-MIT event in raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease and a willingness to learn more about the SYMPATH EU project.
PHOTO BOOK PRESENTATION
As a reminder of the many positive outcomes resulting from the SYMPATH FAHR-MIT event and to attract support for future events, it was decided to immortalise these events in the form of a commemorative photographic reportage book documenting the entire event from conception through to the invited reception at Vienna City Hall. Biolution prepared this book from the many photographs, quotes and collected media reports generated during the tour.
SYMPATH FAHR-MIT participants were invited to a presentation event hosted by the Coordinator AFFiRiS on 20th January 2016. 11 FAHR-MIT participants from across Austria attended this event in addition to SYMPATH participants from AFFiRiS, Prosenex and Biolution. This event comprised of a reception, photo book presentation, presentations from Dr Iris Grünert (Biolution) and Dr Achim Schneeberger (AFFiRiS) about the SYMPATH FAHR-MIT event and the latest news from the SYMPATH project and clinical trials, and also a guided tour of the AFFiRiS laboratories. The event was concluded with a discussion of how to support future events to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease and the SYMPATH project.