Public Part of the 2nd Dundee-Edinburgh Research Initiative Meeting

The Dundee-Edinburgh Research Initiative brings top research at both locations together. Once a year this exciting work is presented at an outstanding event. Its scientific part is intended for researchers but the public part aims to give an understanding of the ongoing research to everyone with interest in Parkinson’s.

To achieve this, we planned a panel discussion around themes that become relevant during the course of the illness.

To book a place and for further details please visit here.

Autumn 2019 Event

The next Autumn Event’s topic will be decided by you – the participants. We selected five subjects, that were of particular interest to many of us:

The impact of

  • Exercise
  • the Gut or
  • Nutrition on Parkinson’s as well as
  • Parkinson’s and pain and
  • Parkinson’s and sleep.

We would like you to select the topic(s) of your choice (voting will start in April 2019) and we will create a programme that reflects your priorities.

 

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