Recently I was invited to speak at the 6th Annual East Midlands Parkinson’s Research Support Network meeting at the Link Hotel, in Loughborough. The group is organised and run by the local Parkinson’s community and supported by Parkinson’s UK. It was a fantastic event and I was very grateful to the organisers for the invitation.
They kindly gave me two sessions (20 minutes each) which I divided into two talks: “Where we are now with Parkinson’s research?” and “Where we are going with Parkinson’s research?”. Since giving the talk, I have been asked by several attendees if I could make the slides available.
The slides from the first talk can be found by clicking here.
I have also made a video of the first talk with a commentary that I added afterwards. But be warned: my delivery of this second version of the talk is a bit dry. Apologies. It has none of my usual dynamic charm or energetic charisma. Who knew that talking into a dictaphone could leave one sounding so flat.
Anyways, here is the talk – enjoy!
I hope you find it interesting. When I have time I’ll post the second talk.
In December 2016, Parkinson’s UK produced a wonderful series of video explaining some of the basics of Parkinson’s disease. They are a really useful resources for folks who would like to better understand this condition, but are not really interested in the hard-core science. You can find them on Parkinson’s UK Youtube channel, but we present a couple of them here to give you a taster. Enjoy.
1. What is Parkinson’s disease?
2. How does the medication work?
3. How are future drugs developed?
1. An explanation of the clinical trial process:
2. The process of getting a drug from the lab bench to the market: