Cure Parkinson’s regularly hosts update meetings to give you the opportunity to hear the latest progress of our research. With the current pandemic, these have been restricted to online meetings. For news of upcoming events and those we have recorded, please see below.

Our Spring Research Update meeting

Recorded Friday 30 April

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Other events you might be interested in attending, some being online:

17-21 May 2021 WPC Virtual : Advancing science, care and living with Parkinson

The World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) Virtual: Advancing Science, Care, & Living with Parkinson’s

Topics presented during this five-day virtual programme will include updates on: Basic Science, Clinical Science, Treatment Options, Comprehensive Care, and Living with Parkinson’s. The programme will also include two 4-part wellness series as part of the week, looking at PT wellness and Speech/Voice wellness. Talks will be forward thinking and delivered by both well recognized and up and coming leaders in the Parkinson’s space.

These WPC Virtual Congresses will now take place annually in the years between the live WPC’s, meaning that every year, forward thinking Parkinson’s talks will be presented to inspire and give hope to the millions of people living globally with Parkinson’s.

Cure Parkinson’s Deputy Director of Research Dr. Simon Stott will be presenting ‘What’s new on drug repurposing’.

Find out more here.

7-10 June 2022 The 6th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) Barcelona, Spain

WPC brings together the whole Parkinson’s community for this triennial event and all those who are touched by Parkinson’s are welcome to attend. More than 3,000 people from 60+ countries are expected to attend in 2022. Delegates will be those who are dedicated to understanding, researching, treating, and curing Parkinson’s, including those who are living with it. Cure Parkinson’s is proud to have been involved in WPC since 2006.

Find out more

21-22 September 2021 Rallying to the Challenge Patient Meeting

The Van Andel Institute (VAI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan annually hosts its scientific conference ‘Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s’. In partnership and running in parallel with this, is an inspiring Parkinson’s research meeting called ‘Rallying to the Challenge’ with the specific focus on identifying ways people with Parkinson’s can best contribute and become involved with research. Originally conceived by Cure Parkinson’s late co-founder Tom Isaacs, the ‘Rallying’ meeting is run by people living with Parkinson’s and attracts over 100 delegates.

Each year the meeting takes an aspect of Parkinson’s research and explores how people with Parkinson’s can support and influence work in this area. Themes have varied from identifying the barriers to successful clinical trials (which resulted in the creation of the Clinical Trials Charter) to ‘outcome measurement’ and ‘the power of data’.

More information is about this virtual conference is coming soon.

8 – 10 November 2021 – NECTAR/INTR Host: Dr Tilo Kunath, Centre for Regenerative Medicine University of Edinburgh

This event brings together scientists, clinicians, patient advocates and industry partners from across Europe and the international community to share the latest research in repairing the damage to the central nervous system as a result of degenerative diseases. Cure Parkinson’s own Dr Simon Stott is part of the organising committee. This will be a “hybrid” conference and registration for virtual attendance will open towards the end of April.

The NECTAR website includes the list of the speakers and will be updated with the latest news regarding the event.


View presentations from previous events

Research Update 2019

Dr Simon Stott, Cure Parkinson’s Deputy Director of Research, presents on the International Linked Clinical Trials programme at our Research Update Meeting 2019

Watch Simon’s presentation
The ‘G-Force’ Cell Replacement Therapies Update Meeting 2019

You can view presentations from Professors Roger Barker (John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair), Jun Takahashi (Kyoto university), Malin Parmar (Lund University), and Claire Henchcliffe (Weill Cornell Medicine, NY) presenting their research updates to an audience of people affected by Parkinson’s.

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Rallying to the Challenge, September 2020: How and when does Parkinson’s begin?

Cure Parkinson’s and Van Andel Institute (VAI) host the annual ‘Rallying to the Challenge’ event, a meeting designed for and by people with Parkinson’s, advocates and care partners to explore how the Parkinson’s community can impact and accelerate research.

View presentations