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Parkinson’s Research in Scotland

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We are inviting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones, researchers and clinicians, to join us at this free, hybrid event, featuring a range of research talks, panel discussion, lunch and networking. You will have the chance to hear the latest research updates from across Scotland, and meet the scientists and clinicians carrying it out. You’ll also get to hear how people affected by Parkinson’s are shaping and steering research in Scotland and beyond.

The in person event will take place at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; and people unable to be there in person will be able to join virtually – more information on remote access to follow.

Attendees can choose to attend the full day event, or join for just the morning session or just the afternoon session.

The morning session (10am to 1.30pm, including lunch) will feature a range of in-depth, high level scientific talks. The afternoon session (12pm lunch, talks from 1.30 – 5pm) will feature a range of talks designed for a lay audience, as well as a panel discussion featuring researchers, clinicians and people affected by Parkinson’s, with plenty of time for audience Q&A.

Information stands will be available to visit throughout, as well as refreshments and a networking lunch (from 12 – 1.30pm).

Keynote speakers include:

  • Morning: Professor Dario Alessi, Dundee, ‘Understanding LRRK2 and its role in Parkinson’s and lysosomes’
  • Morning: Dr Francesca Tonelli, Dundee, ‘Aligning Science Against Parkinson’s (ASAP) and functional assessment of novel Parkinson’s causing gene’
  • Morning: Dr Greg Kudla, Edinburgh, ‘Mutational screen of the Parkinson’s associated LRRK2, GBA1 and Parkin genes’
  • Morning: Professor Tilo Kunath, Edinburgh
  • Morning: Dr Kathryn Bowles, Edinburgh
  • Morning: Professor Miratul Muqit, Dundee
  • Afternoon: Dr Tom Gilbertson, University of Dundee – ‘Focused ultrasound for the treatment of tremor’
  • Afternoon: Dr Tom Russ, Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network – ‘A roundup of clinical trials across Scotland and how to take part’
  • Afternoon: Joy Milne

Limited spaces are available so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration will close on 5 April 2024.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Liz Nash, Research Support Network Lead at Parkinson’s UK, on lnash@parkinsons.org.uk or 0207 963 9398.

If you or someone you know has questions about living with Parkinson’s or needs support, you can ring the Parkinson’s UK Helpline for free on 0808 800 0303 or email hello@parkinsons.org.uk.

 

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen St
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 1JQ United Kingdom
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