CurePSP to Sponsor and Exhibit at INPCS23 With an Eye Towards Strengthening Palliative Care Network

Sep 06, 2023 By Oscar Sullivan

The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) will be hosting its third annual professional symposium September 12-15. The event, taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be attended by hundreds of neurology professionals and will feature speakers on creative approaches to neuropalliative care and updates on the state of the field, clinical rounds discussions, networking opportunities, scientific poster presentations and more. Additionally, Brian Wallach, a former assistant U.S. attorney who once worked for Barack Obama, will be presented with the award for advocate of the year for his legislative advocacy efforts around amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 

CurePSP is proud to be a sponsor of the event, titled “INPCS23: Coming Together to Transform Care,” and Jessica Shurer, Director of Clinical Affairs and Advocacy at CurePSP, is one of the featured speakers. INPCS aligns with CurePSP’s mission, as they are at the forefront of recognizing and meeting the shifting needs of patients with neurologic illness and those around them. Palliative care is an interdisciplinary model of care delivery focused on the relief of suffering and enhancement of quality of life for those with serious or chronic illness. Neuropalliative care has emerged in the last decade as a field of medicine applying palliative care to those with a neurological diagnosis. INPCS hopes to build a neuropalliative care community, and CurePSP welcomes the opportunity to be a part of this circle, sharing resources to best serve patients and their families 

Shurer views an integrated and holistic approach to care, with the patient and their family at the center of the care team, as the optimal way to decrease the impact of disability and support a sense of dignity over the disease course. Shurer has tracked INPC’s growth and efforts since attending their first conference, a virtual one in 2020, and immediately felt drawn to their goals to build community, education and advocacy around neuropalliative care. She will be speaking on the Disease Society Panel along with representatives from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Lewy Body Dementia Association, ALS Association and other non-profit organizations.  

It is important to further strengthen our partnerships with like-minded organizations and healthcare providers involved with INPCS and to ensure that the unique needs of people with PSP, CBD and MSA are represented in the neuropalliative space. I proposed that CurePSP become a sponsor of the 2023 INPCS conference and threw my hat into the ring as a presenter,” Shurer said. “I will be discussing initiatives CurePSP is leading to promote palliative care with PSP, CBD and MSA and how we try to balance addressing the realities of living with one of these diagnoses with sharing messages of hope.”  

CurePSP has steadily increased the number of CurePSP Centers of Care around the United States and Canada, one of the strongest palliative care resources CurePSP has to offer given the collaboration within the medical network to improve the standard of care and understand best practices in the specialized treatment of PSP, CBD and MSA. CurePSP views INPCS as another ally in the field that is prioritizing the well-being of patients and their families. 

CurePSP will have an exhibitor table at the 2023 meeting and Shurer looks forward to engaging with attendees to learn about their work in the field and to share information on PSP, CBD and MSA. 

Learn more about INPCS here