Parkinson's UK announced as BNA2023 Festival Partner

8th Jun 2022

BNA2023 and Festival Partner Parkinson's UK

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is delighted to announce Parkinson's UK as our Festival Partner for the BNA International Festival of Neuroscience 2023.

23-26 April 2023 will see the BNA hosting its sixth Festival of Neuroscience, this time in Brighton UK. Parkinson's UK will be working alongside the BNA to shape and steer the whole event, as well as designing their own scientific programme stream running through the Festival.  

Taking place at the Brighton Centre, right on Brighton’s beautiful seafront, BNA2023 will be the largest neuroscience event of its kind across Europe in 2023, drawing together neuroscientists across disciplines and countries to celebrate and share the latest thinking in neuroscience today.

Professor David Dexter, Associate Director of Research at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the British Neuroscience Association to bring neurological researchers together in what is shaping up to be an exciting event. It’s always a great opportunity for in person discussion, sharing of ideas and networking and we hope that we can also bring more awareness to Parkinson’s research and inspire more people to get involved.

“Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, which is why it’s vital that we are united in the search for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s, as this is something no current treatment can do. We’re looking forward to creating a programme that shines a light on the exciting work that is underway in Parkinson’s research, the opportunities and challenges.”

Commenting on the partnership, Co-Chair for the BNA2023 Programme Organising Committee, Dayne Beccano-Kelly, said: “We’re very much looking forward to working closely with Parkinson's UK to make BNA2023 in Brighton the best Festival to date!

"Parkinson's UK brings together the very best of cutting edge research in order to make a real difference to the understanding and treatment of Parkinson's in the UK. This makes them a perfect Festival partner for BNA2023 as we invite people from across the international platform to connect, share and celebrate the latest research in neuroscience."

About BNA2023

This will be the sixth Festival of Neuroscience, held biennially, to celebrate and share all the latest research and developments in fundamental, applied, translational and clinical neuroscience, ensuring the full range of neuroscience interests are represented.

The first Festival (BNA2013, London) set the template for a completely novel forum, where other organisations with an interest in brain research were invited to join the BNA to create a cross-disciplinary and celebratory neuroscience event, bringing together fundamental research with clinical expertise and public engagement as well.

About the BNA

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing and promoting neuroscience and neuroscientists. Our members' interests cover the whole range of neuroscience, from ion channels to whole animal behaviour to real-life applications in the clinic and beyond.

The origins of the BNA stretch back to the 1960s, when informal meetings of neuroscientists in the pub became formalised into what was then known as the Brain Research Association. The BNA now has around 2000 members and looks forward to the next 50 years being even more transformative and exciting than the first. 

About Parkinson's UK

Parkinson’s is what happens when the brain cells that make dopamine start to die. There are more than 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. Some are treatable, but the drugs can have serious side effects. It gets worse over time and there’s no cure. Yet.

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Around 145,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s.

We are Parkinson's UK. Here for everyone affected by the condition. Funding research into the most promising treatments, taking us closer to a cure every day. Fighting for fair treatment and better services.

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Further information, advice and support is available on our website, or our free, confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303.

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