Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2020- London

External Event - 24th to 25th Sep 2020

Join us in London for Parkinson's UK's Research Conference 2020: "Accelerating research and improving care".

Parkinson's UK's Research Conference is held every 2 years and brings together professionals from research and healthcare to share ideas, develop collaborations and accelerate progress towards new treatments for Parkinson's.

This year's conference will be held at Imperial College London - less than 10-minutes from The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and the Science, Natural History and V&A Museums - on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September.

The conference is accredited through the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians for 16 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce this year's keynote speakers:

  • Professor Glenda Halliday, Senior Principal Research Fellow, The University of Sydney Central Clinical School, who will be speaking on "The involvement of glia and astrocytes in Parkinson’s"

  • Professor David Devos, Professor in Medical Pharmacology, Lille University, who will be speaking on "Bench to bedside - translational approaches to developing therapeutics: Deferiprone"
  • Professor Ilaria Bellantuono, Professor of Musculoskeletal Ageing and Co-Director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield, who will be speaking on "Geroprotectors: time to change the way we treat older people?"


For the first time, this year's programme will feature dual 'streams' of content, with parallel sessions focusing on either a basic research or Parkinson's healthcare topic. Including:

Basic research:

  • Genetics of Parkinson's
  • Imaging and biomarkers
  • Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and emerging therapeutic strategies
  • Pre clinical modelling


  • Clinical strategies for late-stage management
  • Wearable technology and brain/vestibular stimulation
  • New and emerging drug therapies
  • Stratification and early detection


Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ

Start date and time

24 September 2020 - 9:00 AM

Sign up fee

£95 - £375

For more information and to register, please click here. 

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