“Accelerating research and improving care”: Parkinson’s UK to host their 2020 Research Conference online

Every two years, the Parkinson’s UK Research Conference brings together researchers and healthcare professionals working with and for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.  This year, Parkinson’s UK (PUK) is adopting a virtual format, hosting its 2020 Research Conference online between Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September.

This year, the conference programme will feature dual content streams on basic science or healthcare topics, ranging from the genetics of Parkinson’s disease (PD) to digital technologies and healthy living strategies.  Keynote speakers include world-leading researchers such as Professors Glenda Halliday and Ilaria Bellantuono, who will discuss the cellular basis of PD and the use of drugs to prevent multimorbidity and frailty.  In the on-demand healthcare stream, Professor Lynn Rochester (Coordinator of the Mobilise-D IMI project) will describe how wearable technologies are modernising clinical research and practice, whilst in the basic science stream Professor Donato di Monte of the PD-MitoQUANT project will show how animal models can help us understand the biology of alpha-synuclein.

To make sure collaboration and networking remain at the top of the agenda, the PUK Research Conference will host live Q&A, keynote and guided debate sessions alongside on-demand symposia and poster presentations. Session-specific chat rooms and an integrated networking platform will enable one-to-one interactions, and all content will be made available on-demand for 30 days after the event.

For more information on the conference or to register online, please visit: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/online-research-conference-2020

We hope to see you there!