The 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting designed to advance scientific insights for PD specialists took place on 25 & 26 June 2019 in Birmingham.

Now in its second year the meeting was a sell-out again and expectations were high. Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the meeting was designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of its varied audience of neurologists, care of the elderly physicians, psychiatrists and Parkinson’s nurses.

This year, the meeting’s theme was to ‘Question everything’, to review what we already know, and to think about how clinical observations and cross-team collaborations can drive us forward.

Programme 2019

Day 1: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Has Parkinson’s treatment really changed?

Drs Andrea Lindahl, Lara Teare & Lucy Strens, Consultant Neurologists, and Hannah Martin, Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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A word from the sponsor

António Portela, CEO BIAL Pharma

Double Dutch cases

Prof Bas Bloem, Medical Director, Parkinson Center Nijmegen (ParC)

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Day 2: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Non-pharmacological therapies – an evidence-free zone?

Prof Bas Bloem, Medical Director, Parkinson Center Nijmegen (ParC)

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How can we target the disease mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease?

Dr Simon Stott, Deputy Director of Research & Development, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

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Prodromal Pd – fact or fiction?

Dr Alastair Noyce, Neurologist, Queen Mary University of London

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Opicapone: The Promise of the Theory

Dr Camille Carroll, Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, University of Plymouth

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How do dementia, psychosis and Parkinson’s disease overlap with each other?

Prof Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor in geriatric psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin

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What is the relationship between ageing, frailty and Parkinson’s disease?

Prof Richard Walker, Geriatrician, University of Newcastle

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This meeting was designed and delivered by the Parkinson’s Academy and sponsored by Bial Pharma. The sponsor has had no input into the educational content or organisation of this meeting.