A celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson’s “Essay on the Shaking Palsy”

James Parkinson’s “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” was published in 1817 and described the condition that would eventually bear his name. Approximately 127,000 people in the UK are affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD).

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is holding a two-day symposium which will cover the management of motor and non-motor complications of PD, updates on the latest scientific developments and the important role of multidisciplinary teams in caring for people with PD. Continue reading

Promotional meeting report: Extending choice in Parkinson’s disease by Profile pharma Ltd

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Extending Choice in Parkinson’s Disease was a one-day meeting organised by Profile Pharma (a subsidiary of Zambon SpA), held in December 2016 in London.  Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Prof Andrew Lees from The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, it brought together 161 specialists from all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) care for a day of engaging and informative discussion covering the entire patient journey from diagnosis to end-of-life care. Continue reading

ANZ e-newsletter in collaboration with ACNR

acnr-coverParkinson’s Academy has collaborated with Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation (ACNR) to produce a special Australian & New Zealand (ANZ) e-newsletter.

The e-newsletter is focused on highlighting the ANZ content that has been published in ACNR, and to publicise local stories and projects of interest to ANZ neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, geriatricians, rehabilitation physicians and allied health workers. Continue reading

Moving On: Academy round up 2016

by Dr Peter Fletcher

FletcherAs 2016 ends it is time to reflect on events from across the year – no not those events (although mentions below). I am thinking about the Parkinson’s MasterClasses we have hosted this year. Quite obviously we strive to improve year on year and evaluations of what has gone before plus needs analyses hopefully keep us fresh and relevant. Continue reading