Parkinson’s Australia National Conference
Adelaide Convention Centre #ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
The Conference theme reflects the new positioning line of Parkinson’s Australia, In This Together. Researchers, specialists, medical practitioners, health professionals, policy makers and those who are affected by Parkinson’s – we are all in this together. The Conference brings together this exciting mix of people and highlights our connections with each other. With shared information, creativity and commitment, together we will make a difference.
The conference has been designed to provide the latest information and research into Parkinson’s and its management:
1. Stem Cell research and the potential benefits for those living with Parkinson’s
2. How environmental and genetic predisposition are involved in the development of Parkinson’s.
3. In conjunction with the Dystonia Support Group, a stream on Day 2 of the conference will feature the latest information on Dystonia.
As well as lectures, presentations and posters, there will be workshops that offer the latest activities and strategies for those living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, to promote innovative and enjoyable ways of achieving the best quality of life possible.
We are pleased to be partnering with members of the Dystonia community and our program provides lots of crossover of expertise and information on Day 2 of the program.
The Call for Papers will open in September 2014, giving you the opportunity to submit an abstract proposal for review, and potential presentation at the conference.
However you are affected by Parkinson’s or other movement disorders, we welcome you and urge you to come and be in this together in Adelaide in May 2015.
Associate Professor John Power
Chief Exective Officer
Dr Roger A. BarkerRoger A. Barker is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant in Neurology at the University of Cambridge and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He trained at Oxford and London and has been in his current position for over 13 years having completed an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship just prior to this.
His main interest are in the neurodegenerative disorders of the nervous system in particular Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. He combines basic research looking at novel therapies (including cell transplants) to treat these conditions with clinically based work on defining the natural history and heterogeneity of both Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease and is the co-ordinator of the FP& Transneuro project looking at foetal cell grafting in patients with early PD.
Dr Caroline Tanner Dr. Caroline Tanner completed a residency in Neurology and fellowship in Clinical Neuropharmacology and Movement Disorders at Rush University and a doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California - Berkeley. Dr. Tanner’s clinical practice specializes in movement disorders. Her research interests include investigations of descriptive epidemiology, environmental and genetic determinants, biomarkers, early detection, nonmotor disease features and interventions for the secondary prevention, disease modification and symptomatic treatment of movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Tanner is past co-chair of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) and has conducted numerous clinical trials with the PSG and other groups. Other research interests include work to facilitate collaborative research and improve patient access to research and clinical care, locally and internationally, including the MDS Telemedicine Task Force and work to identify PD-associated biomarkers (Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, LABS-PD studies). Dr. Tanner chairs the MDS Epidemiology Task Force, serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, and on committees for NIH and the AAN. Her honors include the AAN Movement Disorders Research Award in 2012 and the Cotzias Award of the Spanish Neurological Society in 2013.
Jean-Pierre Bleton has been the physiotherapist of the Parkinson’s Unit in the Neurology Department at the Rothschild Foundation (Paris, France) since 2012. Prior to his current position, he was the head of the Physiotherapy Unit at Sainte-Anne Hospital (Paris) for thirty years, where he specialized in brain diseases. He is also currently an associate researcher at the Psychiatry and Neurosciences Centre at Sainte-Anne and the Human Movement Science Department at Marseille University (AMU).
Jean-Pierre has devoted his practice, research and teaching to the rehabilitation of movement disorders and has a special interest in neurological conditions affecting the function of the hand and the cervical region. He is internationally recognized in the field of Dystonia and is the author of numerous books on Parkinson’s and focal dystonia. He is a board member of the French Society in Research in Physiotherapy and the Scientific Committee of the French Dystonia Soceity (AMADYS). Jean-Pierre studied at Aix-Marseille University and Xll University (France)
Unfortunately, Dr Buz Jinnah will no longer be able to attend the National Conference. Please keep watching this site for future updates on confirmed Keynote Speakers.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
All Occasions Management have made reservations at a number of local hotels for you to access during your stay. To take advantage of these special conference rates, please book through All Occasions Management during the registration process. Accommodation rooms are limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come first served basis. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
- Accommodation is subject to availability.
- Please note that all reservations made without a delegate booking against them need to be released by 10 April 2015. After this date you will need to contact the hotel direct who will only be able to book a room subject to availability.
- Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions on this page carefully before completing your registration form as terms differ for each hotel.
Accommodation Booking and Deposit
Upon booking, one night’s accommodation must be paid as a deposit for your accommodation booking. A reservation will not be confirmed without a deposit. Your details, accommodation requirements and payment will be forwarded to the hotel to finalise the booking. Delegates will then be responsible for settling their final account including incidentals with the hotel at check out. A tax invoice for the full amount inclusive of GST will be issued by the hotel on check out.
If you have any queries regarding your accommodation booking, please contact the All Occasions Management, not the hotel.
The Conference theme reflects the new brand statement of Parkinson's Australia, In This Together.
Researchers, health professionals, policy makers and those who are affected by Parkinson's - we are all in this together.
The Conference brings together this exciting mix of people and highlights our connections with each other. With shared information, creativity and commitments, together we will make a difference.
The Conference has been designed to provide people with Parkinson's, medical practitioners and carers with the latest information and research into Parkinson's and its management.
- Stem Cell research and the potential benefits for those living with Parkinson's.
- How environmental and genetic predisposition are involved in the development of Parkinson's.
- In conjunction with the Dystonia Support Group, a stream on Day 2 of the Conference will feature the latest information on Dystonia.
The following list of sub-themes will also be covered in the Conference Program and at least one of these should be taken into account when writing your abstract:
- Parkinson's Research
- The Parkinson's Nurse Role
- Multidisciplinary Care
- Genetics and Predisposition in Parkinson's
- Living Well with Parkinson's
- Keeping Active
- Young Onset Parkinson's The Caring Role (family or paid)
- The Non Motor Symptoms or Parkinson's
We invite you to submit abstracts that address the themes listed above. Submissions covering other areas will be considered, especially if they broadly fit into the overall themes of the Conference
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