Parkinson’s Research Symposium

Mary Kay Walker appointed CEO of Parkinson’s NSW
18th April 2024
Handy tools for people living with Parkinson’s
26th April 2024

Parkinson’s Research Symposium

Parkinson’s Research Symposium

Parkinson’s NSW is teaming up with Fight Parkinson’s to host a free Research Symposium for the Parkinson’s community.

This symposium will bring together key scientists and clinicians from around Australia to discuss the latest developments in Parkinson’s research, and how they are shaping care and treatments today.

The Research Symposium will be held in Melbourne on Monday, 29 April and in Sydney on 1 May.

Participants will have the opportunity to connect and learn about the latest developments in the field.
Key topics will include:

  • The recent discovery of Parkinson’s biomarkers and how they influence research and our understanding of Parkinson’s
  • Understanding the role of medication re-purposing for future treatments
  • Understanding the role of exercise in neuroprotection (slowing the progression of Parkinson’s)

Featured guest speakers at the Sydney event include:

  • Assoc Professor Richard Gordon 
  • Professor Glenda Haliday 
  • Dr Simon Rowe 
  • Professor Colleen Canning  
  • Professor Carolyn Sue 
  • Professor David Finklestein 
  • Dr Kishmore Kuma

There will also be a panel discussion on the value of involving people with Parkinson’s in research to improve outcomes, featuring both researchers and community members living with Parkinson’s.

Sydney event details:

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2024

Location: Masonic Centre Sydney
66 Goulburn Street, Sydney

Book for the Sydney event here

To book for the Melbourne event, please visit the Fight Parkinson’s website here MELBOURNE EVENT

Speakers include:

Professor Carolyn Sue

Professor Glenda Halliday

Professor Colleen Canning

Dr Kishor Kuma

Professor David Finklestein

Dr James Peters

Assoc. Professor Richard Gordon

Dr Martin Ostrowski

Emma Tinkler