Mail : dj Fulvio
Fulvio Capitanio (Spain) is an economist and ITC manager. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2007 and retired from his job in 2009. In January of 2008, with a group of PD friends he met over the Internet, he started an online organization called "Unidos contra el Parkinson” (together against Parkinson's disease) at http://portal.unidoscontraelparkinson.com.
In October 2009 Fulvio coordinated the group's Second International Meeting in Spain dedicated to promote the importance of complementary therapies in PD treatment. In March 2010 Unidos contra el Parkinson edited a comic "Through the eyes of a child” to help parents to explain PD to their children (translated into 8 languages and available here).
In April 2010 started the project "Run for Parkinson’s”, a worldwide event involving more than 100 cities from 12 different countries to run and walk miles to raise awareness on PD http://run4parkinson.org/. Fulvio is now dedicated to help and assess young onset people with PD.
The Spanish Neurology Society has decided to award with the SEN 2015 prize Fulvio Capitanio and his work with the platform Unidos contra el Parkinson in recognition of the efforts to improve the quality of care of patients with Parkinson's disease and support research through the promotion of actions promoting citizens participation, social information and solidarity with those affected and their families.