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

Our latest research news update: recorded Friday 30 April.

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

6 to 7 October 2021 ‘GBA1 and LRRK2 – from Genetic Risk to the Clinic’ – Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium

The Van Andel Institute (VAI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan annually hosts its scientific conference ‘Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease’ bringing together hundreds of scientists, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest Parkinson’s disease research. This research focused symposium will discuss the influence of genetic risk factors on cell and brain biology, including risk for Parkinson’s and the roles of organellar trafficking, lipid metabolism, the endolysosomal system and neuropathology. Speakers will also discuss how genetic factors may be leveraged for treatment with a special focus on clinical trials, drug discovery and biomarker development that target GBA1 and LRRK2.

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7 to 8 October 2021 ‘GBA1 and LRRK2 – from Genetic Risk to the Clinic’ Rallying to the Challenge Patient Meeting

In partnership and running in parallel with its ‘Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s’, VAI’s ‘Rallying to the Challenge’ patient meeting focuses 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 to the Challenge’ 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’.

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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 online attendance is now open. 

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

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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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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

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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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