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.

Research update meetings 2021

Our online Spring Research Update meeting, Friday 30 April

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

20 April 2021 Van Andel Institute, Public Lecture: Clinical Trials and Collaboration in Parkinson’s Disease 12-1pm

For the millions of people around the world with Parkinson’s, treatments that slow or stop disease progression are desperately needed. One promising approach to find such therapies is drug repurposing — rigorously evaluating medications for other diseases, such as diabetes, as potential treatments for Parkinson’s. The foremost initiative in this area is the International Linked Clinical Trials (iLCT), a programme spearheaded by Cure Parkinson’s in collaboration with Van Andel Institute that brings together some of the world’s leading Parkinson’s scientists, clinicians and advocates to clinically evaluate whether existing medications can impede Parkinson’s progression.

Register for your free place here.

20-21 & 23 April, 2021 Pistoia Alliance Conference: Collaborative R&D in Action

Cure Parkinson’s is a member of the Pistoia Alliance; and this conference is primarily for the research community.

Join a live, interactive virtual conference to collaborate and solve common problems and to drive innovation across the ever-changing life sciences ecosystem. Explore themes including collaborative research and innovation, de-centralised clinical trials, precision medicine and women in STEM.

  • Inspiring keynote presentations from top pharma R&D leaders
  • Interactive debates and fireside chats with industry thought leaders
  • Unique networking opportunities
  • Collaborative R&D in action showcase including highlights from our developing projects

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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.

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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.

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.

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